Tatwerk Berlin Form Follows Flower Ausstellungsgestaltung

Special exhibition: "form follows flower. Moritz Meurer, Karl Blossfeldt & Co."

Karl Blossfeldt's plant photographs are famous all over the world today. It is almost unknown that their origins form part of the history of the Berlin Museum of Decorative Arts: Blossfeldt did not make them as free art photographs, but as elements of a collection of teaching materials with which the teacher Moritz Meurer (1839-1916) in the 1890s focused on plant studies at the Kunstgewerbemuseum's affiliated school of arts and crafts. The exhibition brings these teaching materials together as an ensemble for the first time and illustrates their impressive formal aesthetic and media diversity. They will be shown in the context of splendid works of ornamental and original graphic art, Art Nouveau objects and pictorial worlds of contemporary botany, and the question of how to deal with nature in design theory and design is still relevant today. This is demonstrated not only by contemporary design objects but also by the drawing and film works of students at the UdK Berlin, the successor to the school. With them, the historical tradition of student exhibitions will be revived on the 150th anniversary of the Kunstgewerbemuseum. An exhibition of the Kunstgewerbemuseum - Staatliche Museen zu Berlin in cooperation with the Cluster of Excellence "Bild Wissen Gestaltung" of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and the Universität der Künste Berlin. Source: National Museums in Berlin


Kunstgewerbemuseum Staatliche Museen zu Berlin,




280 qm


Stefan Blaas
Valentina Torrado
Susanne Benzing
Yvonne Prosek-Krug


Staatliche Museen zu Berlin


Invited competition
Concept exhibition architecture


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