How do restorers at the Hamburger Bahnhof deal with large-format and ephemeral installations? What is hidden behind the walls? What traces remain?

For the first time since its creation in 2006, the twenty-metre-long mural by US artist Richard Jackson (born 1939) has been uncovered for the Local Histories exhibition, after having been concealed behind a wall up to this point. Curator Matilda Felix and restorer Eva Rieß from the Hamburger Bahnhof hold a discussion in front of the artwork about how it has survived these past 12 years and which special conservation techniques are required when it comes to contemporary artworks such as those by, for example, Katharina Grosse and Urs Fischer.

The Behind the Scenes event takes a look behind the scenes and walls of a museum and provides a glimpse into the peculiarities and challenges of working with a contemporary collection.

The Local Histories exhibition, with works from the Friedrich Christian Flick Collection at the Hamburger Bahnhof, the National Gallery collection and items on loan, traces relationships and conditions under which central works of these collections were developed in the second half of the 20th century.

The talk will be held in German.

Behind the Scenes

Restaging of the wall painting by Richard Jackson with Dr. Matilda Felix and Eva Rieß

Exhibition talk

Offers for: Adults
Date: Thu 07.02.2019 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart - Berlin
Meeting point: in the exhibition in front of the painting
Price: free of charge
Registration: no booking/prior registration required
Exhibition: Local Histories
Collection: Nationalgalerie

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