Art and the German Bundestag

Antony Gormley: Feeling Material

Antony Gormley: Feeling Material (© German Bundestag/ Erfurt)

Visitors to the Reichstag Building are not only able to admire its impressive architecture, but also view a range of artworks created by established German and foreign artists for the home of the German parliament - including, as a gesture to Berlin’s former four-power status, works by artists from the USA, France and Russia.

Great Britain is represented by the architect Norman Foster. In particular, pieces have been commissioned from artists who were prepared to engage productively with this place and its history.

In the Jakob Kaiser Building, the Paul Löbe Building and the Marie-Elisabeth Lüders Building, by contrast, artworks have mainly been commissioned from younger artists selected through competitions and bidding procedures.