The thematic focus of the Berliner Philharmoniker this season is “Identities”. In keeping with this theme, Deutsche Bank is presenting works by William Kentridge from its art collection in the green room of the Philharmonie Berlin. The South African artist, who became famous through his animated films and also directs operas, deals with his country’s colonial history and Germany's role in that period in the charcoal and pastel drawings on display from his Black Box / Chambre Noire series. They are about mourning, guilt and atonement as well as the changing perspectives of political engagement and responsibility.
Four guided tours – for all interested parties, with or without a concert ticket
In association with Deutsche Bank, we are offering four guided tours of the exhibition in the green room over the coming months. Before concerts by the Berliner Philharmoniker, visitors can find out more about the artist’s ideas and concepts. Visitors with concert tickets will meet at the entrance to the green room in the foyer of the Main Auditorium shortly before the tour begins. Art lovers without concert tickets can also join the guided tours. They will be picked up at 19:00 or 18:00 (22 Oct) at the artists’ entrance – at the corner of the public entrance on Potsdamer Straße – and escorted back outside after the tour.
Overview of the dates of the guided tours:
- Fri, 23 Sep. Janowski concert Tour 19:15
- Sat, 22 Oct. Roth concert Tour 18:15
- Thu, 03 Nov. Petrenko concert Tour 19:15
- Fri, 16 Dec. Thielmann concert Tour 19:15