Hamburger Bahnhof – Nationalgalerie der Gegenwart
With exhibitions, interventions, and events, the 12th Berlin Biennale will span diverse venues in the city – including this year the Hamburger Bahnhof – Nationalgalerie der Gegenwart – offering a discursive space that bridges different fields of knowledge production.
With its selection of venues, the 12th Berlin Biennale maps historical ruptures and processes of political and social transformation that were initiated in Berlin but resonate far beyond the city. Against this backdrop, participants in the 12th Berlin Biennale seek to formulate decolonial strategies and practices for the present.
Kader Attia looks back on more than two decades of decolonial engagement. As an artist, thinker, and activist, he has been particularly engaged with the notion of repair first of objects and physical injuries, and then of individual and societal traumas. Throughout his practice, repair has emerged as a mode of cultural resistance, a form of agency that finds expression in diverse practices and fields of knowledge. In his role as curator of the 12th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, Attia makes this form of agency the starting point of a program that involves contributors and audiences in a critical conversation, in order to find ways together to care for the now.
Exhibition venues of the 12th Berlin Biennale are the Akademie der Künste (Hanseatenweg and Pariser Platz), the Dekoloniale Erinnerungskultur in der Stadt, the KW Institute for Contemporary Art, the Stasi-Zentrale. Campus für Demokratie and the Hamburger Bahnhof – Nationalgalerie der Gegenwart.
Address / Getting there
Invalidenstraße 50 - 51
partially wheelchair accessible
Access to the Rieckhallen is currently not barrier-free. Please contact the information desk at the ticket office if necessary.
S+U-Bahn, Tram und Bus: Hauptbahnhof
Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Tue 10:00 - 18:00
Wed 10:00 - 18:00
Thu 10:00 - 20:00
Fri 10:00 - 18:00
Sat 11:00 - 18:00
Opening times on public holidays Opening hours
Prices / Tickets
Berlin Biennale 12th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art + Hamburger Bahnhof + temporary exhibitions
18,00 EUR Concessions 9,00
12th Biennale + Hamburger Bahnhof + temporary exhibitions
Annual Ticket from 25,00 EUR
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