“I’d like to be less German” said a colleague a few months back in a workshop.
I found this hard to fathom given my great affection for a land that has given us so many artists, composers and philosophers.
|Gilt Trip at the British Museum|
The creativity, complexity and confusion of Germany has been tackled head on by an exciting new exhibition at the British Museum: Germany Memories of a Nation. http://bit.ly/1F5sjP8
You’ll find gold and gilt tankards from the Hansa cities (C16) next to a wood cut of Franz Kafka.
The juxtaposition of objects and connections made take a little getting used to. The show is a must and runs until January 25 2015.
I will pop back in to discover more “From the Renaissance to reunification and beyond, the show uses objects to investigate the complexities of addressing a German history which is full of both triumphs and tragedies” as the show is described.