A special documentary photo exhibition showing carpets from the Major Bode Collection is a part of the ongoing Berlin Rugs & Textile Exhibition at the Alte Münze in Berlin. This special photo exhibition is especially relevant because the Bode Collection actually was stored ind the vaults in the Alte Münze but was destroyed in a bomb raid on 11 March 1945. The research, planning, and mounting of this impressive exhibition has been done by Silke Braeuer and Birgit Voß.
The exhibiton also includes, besides the black and white photos, an impressive real carpet, a reproduction of a twin to the Bode Animal Carpet. This twin is in LACMA’s possession and has been source for the reproduction owned and now exhibited by N. Vrouyr, Antwerpen.
BARE runs through Sunday 2 June with opening hours Sunday 11.00 – 18.00.
Read ‘Classical Carpets – Berlin’s War Losses at the Old Mint‘ at Hali.com
Location and more information: BARE Alte Münze, Molkenmakt 2, 10179, Berlin