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In a world overflowing with ideas, mind-nourishing art isn't just about showing off images, but arranging them to tell an electrifying story. That is what's behind the many impressive installations by artist Alfredo Jaar (yes, father of electronic wunderkind Nicolas Jaar). With his keen understanding of the ideas behind political problems, Jaar deftly expresses the core feelings behind of major global moments rather than just colorfully rehashing ideologies. In that spirit, his show Shadows at Galerie Thomas Schulte is set to be one of his best yet. As the artist says, "Art is about 99 percent thinking and 1 percent making." For more illuminating ponderings, don't miss tonight's opening.


Alfredo Jaar's new art exhibit builds a bridge between ideas and data.
To take in important artwork that is complex but not pretentious.
Charlottenstr. 24, 10117 Berlin
Opening, tonight, Feb. 10, 7-9 p.m. Exhibit, Feb. 11-Apr. 15. Tues.-Sat., noon-6 p.m.