05.04.2007 to 05.08.2007

Hamburger Bahnhof – Nationalgalerie der Gegenwart
Hamburger Bahnhof – Nationalgalerie der Gegenwart

An exhibition of the National Gallery in the Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart - Berlin and the Medizinhistorische Museum of the Charité in Berlin in cooperation with the Praxis für Ausstellungen und Theorie on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the launch of the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation

The exhibition PAIN traces the many expressions of pain: a picture of the crucifixion, the preserved specimen of a gouty hand, a video installation showing mourners, the flickering electric impulses of a nerve cell, a scream. Combining and confronting art works and objects from the realms of medicine, ethnology, religion and everyday usage, this exhibition ventures to make an expedition along the borderlines of art and medicine. It is intended as a laboratory for new visual and contextual impulses from the different spheres of imagery and objects, and is shown simultaneously in the Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum der Gegenwart - Berlin and in the Medizinhistorisches Museum (Museum of the History of Medicine) at the Charité, Berlin's main hospital.