Summer Rental: The Marx Collection Visits Wrocław

16.08.2016
Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart - Berlin

An exhibition of the National Museum of Wrocław in collaboration with the Nationalgalerie – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. The exhibition is part of the "Visual Arts" program for the European Capital of Culture Wrocław 2016.

21 August 2016 – 22 January 2017

Four Domes Pavilion in the National Museum of Wrocław

Hamburger Bahnhof opened as one of the divisions of the Nationalgalerie in 1996, featuring the art collection of the Berlin businessman Erich Marx. For 20 years now, the works of the Marx Collection have had a permanent home, rarely leaving the halls of the Nationalgalerie. The year 2016 therefore marks a rare occasion: the Marx Collection is visiting the National Museum of Wrocław in this year's European Capital of Culture. With exemplary works from major artists who are central to the collection, such as Joseph Beuys, Anselm Kiefer, Robert Rauschenberg, Cy Twombly and Andy Warhol, the exhibition "Summer Rental" is dedicated to the wide-ranging collecting activities of Erich Marx. His interest in specific cities – namely New York and Berlin – is reflected in this collection and will be examined in depth in Wrocław. The art scene of 1980s New York is represented with works by Peter Halley, Ross Bleckner, Keith Haring and Julian Schnabel. The spectrum of Berlin artists ranges from Art Informel painter Fred Thieler, to Rainer Fetting, all the way to Martin Assig.