Dorothea Fischbeck has been working with felt fabric for the past 15 years. Over the years she took the fabric beyond its usual craft use and started to make expressive sculptures. Her "visitors" are humorous and effective, despite their small size. They regard the casts intensively and thus draw the attention of actual visitors to the exhibition to certain sculptures.
Freie Universität's Cast Collection of Ancient Sculpture continues in the tradition of the Berlin Cast Collection, which was founded in 1695 and largely destroyed in World War II. More than 2000 casts of Greek and Roman sculpture are on display in the permanent exhibition. The Institute of Classical Archaeology at Freie Universität Berlin is in charge of the Cast Collection of Ancient Sculpture.
Time and Location
- Thursday to Sunday, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
- Cast Collection of Ancient Sculpture, Freie Universität Berlin, Schloßstraße 69b, 14059 Berlin; S-Bhf. Westend (S41, S42, S46); subway station: Sophie-Charlotte-Platz (U2); Bus M45, 109, 309
- The exhibition runs until March 16, 2014. Admission is free.
For both photos: © Maria Hellmann
Captions (for both): In the exhibition "Besucher" (Visitors) that will be on display through March 16 in Freie Universität Berlin's Cast Collection of Ancient Sculpture, felt figures created by the artist Dorothea Fischbeck draw visitors' attention to particular ancient sculptures.