In cooperation with the Berlinische Galerie and Alte Nationalgalerie, the Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst (NGBK) is showing the first retrospective exhibition in Germany of the internationally acclaimed artist Alfredo Jaar (* 1956 / Santiago de Chile).
The artist, trained as architect and filmmaker, is concerned with problems of perception and representation. The main focus of the exhibition is the artist's observation of the language and program of the image, as well as its deconstruction, what the artist has called the politics of the image. Addressing a wide scope of concerns and issues, the exhibition will display key works that address the refusal of the image as well as the poetic mise-en-scene of its absence.
At Alte Nationalgalerie two interventions into the 19th century collection will be presented. In the Liebermann-Saal "1+1+1" is on show, an installation produced for documenta 8 (1987) that made Jaar internationally known. The work will be presented for the first time in 25 years in Germany along with "Persona", 1987, a conceptually similar work from the same period and never before exhibited (on show at the Leibl-Saal).
U-Bahn U6 (Friedrichstraße)
S-Bahn S1, S2, S25 (Friedrichstraße); S5, S7, S75 (Hackescher Markt)
Tram M1, 12 (Am Kupfergraben); M4, M5, M6 (Hackescher Markt)
Bus TXL (Staatsoper); 100, 200 (Lustgarten); 147 (Friedrichstraße)
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Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Tue 10:00 - 18:00
Wed 10:00 - 18:00
Thu 10:00 - 20:00
Fri 10:00 - 18:00
Sat 10:00 - 18:00
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The exhibition hall ‚Casa Bartholdy‘ on 3rd floor is temporarily closed from 15th January to 19th March. We apologize for any inconvenience.
From 17th April to 9th May, 2018 the 3rd floor is not accessible including entrance hall because of the preparation of the special exhibition "Wanderlust" to visitor.