IQ in The New York Times: Soviet Architecture in Berlin

Eager to distance themselves from their imperialist past and embody the new ideals of the Soviet state, the architects of Communist Russia created avant-garde structures with a social purpose.  Through July 9, the exhibition “Building the Revolution:  Soviet Art and Architecture 1915-1935” at the Martin-Gropius-Bau  in Berlin combines vintage photographs, period artwork and current images … Continue reading IQ in The New York Times: Soviet Architecture in Berlin

Cologne, Germany: Religion & Revelry

Cologne is a city of contrasts.  Germany’s most catholic city is also one of its most progressive.  Founded along the Rhine River as a Roman settlement in 38 BC, Cologne has managed to stay relevant through more than 2,000 years of history, culture, and artistry.  Germany’s fourth largest city celebrates its distinct “Kölsch” culture by … Continue reading Cologne, Germany: Religion & Revelry

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IQ in The New York Times: “Kiefer & Rembrandt”

On invitation from the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, the contemporary German artist Anselm Kiefer was given full reign to create a new work of art inspired by the museum’s most famous painting, Rembrandt’s “The Night Watch.” The result, titled “La Berceuse (for Van Gogh),” unveiled today and  on display in the museum’s Philips Wing through July … Continue reading IQ in The New York Times: “Kiefer & Rembrandt”

IQ in The New York Times: Love in Wartime

Nazi soldiers marched through the streets, fearful citizens were forced into hiding, and targeted groups were shipped to distant camps. Yet in spite of overwhelming conflict, a generation continued to love. Through May 22, the Dutch Resistance Museum in Amsterdam explores the different forms of love to spring from the trenches, shelters and concentration camps … Continue reading IQ in The New York Times: Love in Wartime