The Didaktika project, which aims to complement the exhibitions, presents a didactic space spotlighting Hermann and Margrit Rupf. This Swiss couple was driven by a somewhat open philosophy of life for their time, and over the first half of the 20th century they assembled an important collection of modern and contemporary art. After establishing a foundation for these holdings, the collection was deposited in the Kunstmuseum Bern in 1954.
This didactic space provides information and offers images of Hermann and Margrit Rupf’s lifestyle and taste in art, which reflect the modern spirit of cities like Paris, as can be seen in a clip from the film L’art et les hommes, one of whose participants was art dealer Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler, a friend of the couple. Likewise, the exhibition catalogue is also available here for visitors to peruse it, together with a selection of documents from the archive of the Rupf Foundation, including private and professional correspondence and a few examples of the art critiques that Hermann Rupf himself wrote.
Additional resources are available in the exhibition, with information of artistic content such as the wall texts and the audio guides.