Alone in the Museum – 1st series

April 2020: Corona lockdown. The museums are closed. Only now it is obvious how much we lack art as soon as it seems unobtainable. For ARTE we visited the empty museums and had the curators introduce us to their favourite pictures.
The stars of our museums, otherwise besieged by tourist groups or school classes, are suddenly locked in and locked out. There are sad but also magical moments. And they give us the opportunity of letting our eyes, often literally blocked, wander freely again.
In an eight-part web series we were “Alone in the Museum”:

Andy Warhol – Converse Extra Special Value
From the Pinakothek der Moderne in München with curator Corinna Thierolf
Camera: Daniel Ritter

Anita Rée – Self-Portrait
From the Hamburger Kunsthalle with curator Karin Schick
Camera: Nikolai Sevke

Rembrandt – The Blinding of Samson
From the Städel Museum in Frankfurt with curator Jochen Sander
Camera: Harald Schmuck

Rubens – Marchesa Bianca Spinola Imperiale and her Niece Maddalena Imperiale
From the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart with curator Sandra-Kristin Diefenthaler
Camera: Daniel Ritter

Joseph Beuys – Directive Forces for a New Society
From the Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin with curator Gabriele Knapstein
Camera: Christoph Valentien

Raffael – The Sistine Madonna
From the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister in Dresden with curator Claudia Krzya-Gersch
Camera: Christoph Valentien

Raffael – Canigiani Holy Family
From the Alte Pinakothek in München with curator Andreas Schumacher
Camera: Daniel Ritter

Gabriele Münter – A Boy’s Head (Willi Blab)
From the Museum Ludwig in Cologne with Rita Kersting
Camera: Jonas Knüdeler

Editor: Boris Seewald, Philipp Müller
Set Management: Lucie Tamborini
Editor ZDF: Dieter Schneider
Executive Producers: Bernhard von Hülsen, Maria Willer

A production of the 3B-Produktion GmbH commissioned by the ZDF in cooperation with Arte.