Berlin _ The first major art exhibition of the year opens on 21 March the Martin-Gropius-Bau featuring works of the international post-war art movement ZERO. It is the most comprehensive show on the movement’s impact to date. ZERO caused quite a sensation in the 1950s and 60s. The retrospective “ImEx. Impressionism – Expressionism “opens on 22 May in the Alte Nationalgalerie, featuring 170 works, including works on loan from Paris, New York and Madrid. Also of great interest will be the Max Beckmann show at the Berlinische Galerie and the masterworks of Modernism from the Tel Aviv Museum coming later in the year to Martin-Gropius-Bau. Exciting insights into the Renaissance will be offered in an exhibition of works by Sandro Botticelli (1445-1510) being held in Gemäldegalerie, with an emphasis on the Florentine painter’s continuing influence over the centuries. His works still inspire fashion and lifestyle to this day. The show opens 29 September and closes 24 January 2016. Link to further info ….