David Chipperfield

New Folkwang Museum . Essen 

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The Museum Folkwang, founded in Hagen by Karl Ernst Osthaus in 1902, was the first museum of contemporary art in Europe. The most significant works were transferred from Hagen to Essen in 1922, from which point on, aside from a period when the National Socialists temporarily divested the collection, the museum was able to pursue a high level of collecting activity. Today, it is one of the most high profile museums of the classic modern in Germany.

Link: The Art of Understatement - David Chipperfield's new Folkwang Museum in Essen

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