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Nationalgalerie: A Collection for the 21st Century

16.06.2023 until further notice
Hamburger Bahnhof – Nationalgalerie der Gegenwart

The Hamburger Bahnhof presents a multi-layered panorama of Berlin's art scene and the city itself, spanning from the threshold of the opening of the Berlin Wall through to the present. With the new presentation of the collection in the west wing, the Hamburger Bahnhof invites the public to reflect on the role of art and cultural institutions in fostering inclusion, engagement and social transformation.

Some 80 artworks, including paintings, works on paper, sculptures, photographs and videos, explore the sociopolitical and economic factors that have shaped the city and the artistic practices to have emerged from within it. Sibylle Bergemann, Rainer Fetting, Isa Genzken, Mona Hatoum, Emeka Ogboh, Anri Sala, Selma Selman, Isaac Chong Wai and Ruth Wolf-Rehfeldt are among the 60 artists included in the display.

For the first time, the Nationalgalerie’s contemporary art holdings will enter into a long-term exchange with the art collection of the German Federal Government and the collection of the ifa – Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations. The exhibition will be further enriched by a selection of significant new acqui-sitions. Familiar major works will be shown alongside others that have rarely, if ever, been shown before.

Expanded Collection Presentation from September 2024

After the reopening of the Rieckhallen on 6 September 2024, a selection of large-scale installations spanning a variety of media will continue the presentation’s multi-layered panorama of Berlin's art scene and the city itself, spanning more than three decades from the threshold of the opening of the Berlin Wall through to the present.

Artists

Absalon, Franz Ackermann, Akinbode Akinbiyi, Nevin Aladağ, Kader Attia, Nairy Baghramian, Tina Bara, Sibylle Bergemann, Sophie Calle, Isaac Chong Wai, Edith Dekyndt, Jason Dodge, Haris Epaminonda, Ayşe Erkmen, EVA & ADELE, Rainer Fetting, Dan Flavin, Thomas Florschuetz, Annette Frick, Isa Genzken, Petrit Halilaj & Álvaro Urbano, Flaka Haliti, Mona Hatoum, Georg Herold, Sabine Herrmann, Rebecca Horn, Annette Kelm, Anselm Kiefer, Klaus Killisch, Martin Kippenberger, Barbara Klemm, Jannis Kounellis, Ignas Krunglevicius, Alicja Kwade, Klara Lidén, Marwan, Julie Mehretu, Olaf Nicolai, Emeka Ogboh, Manfred Paul, Hermann Pitz, Sigmar Polke, SUSI POP, Robert Rauschenberg, Daniel Richter, Thomas Ruff, Anri Sala, Selma Selman, Timur Si-Qin, Katharina Sieverding, Florian Slotawa, Wolfgang Tillmans, Haegue Yang, Corinne Wasmuht, Carrie Mae Weems, Rachel Whiteread, Ruth Wolf-Rehfeldt, Holly Zausner 

Curators

The exhibition is curated by Sam Bardaouil, director of the Hamburger Bahnhof – Nationalgalerie der Gegenwart, and Catherine Nichols, curator at the Hamburger Bahnhof – Nationalgalerie der Gegenwart.


A special exhibition by the Nationalgalerie – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

Fiona Tan, News from the Near Future, 2003, video
© Courtesy Fiona Tan and Frith Street Gallery, London
Kunst vertonen


Workshop | 90 Minuten | 45 €

Joseph Beuys, Capri Battery, detail, 1985
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Nationalgalerie / Roman März, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2024
Ökologie und Nachhaltigkeit


Ausstellungsgespräch | 90/120 Minuten | 45/60 Euro

Event at Hamburger Bahnhof – Nationalgalerie der Gegenwart
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Anika Büssemeier
Qual der Wahl, Material!


Ausstellungsgespräch | 90 Minuten | 45 Euro

Event at Hamburger Bahnhof – Nationalgalerie der Gegenwart
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Nina Hansch
Unentdeckte Ecken


Workshop | 120 Minuten | 60 Euro

Event at Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Anika Büssemeier
Wer wenn nicht wir


Workshop | 120 Minuten | 60 Euro

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Exhition view “Forum Hamburger Bahnhof“, Hamburger Bahnhof - Nationalgalerie der Gegenwart, 2023
© Nationalgalerie - Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Jacopo La Forgia

16.06.2023 until further notice

John Knight, The Right to be Lazy, 2007 / 2009 fortwährend
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Nationalgalerie / Jacopo La Forgia / John Knight

16.06.2023 until further notice

Michael Elmgreen und Ingar Dragset, Elevated Gallery / Powerless Structures, Fig. 146, 2009
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Nationalgalerie / Jens Ziehe / VG Bild-Kunst Bonn 2024

06.09.2024 until further notice

Invalidenstraße 50 - 51
10557 Berlin

partially wheelchair accessible
Access to the Rieckhallen is currently not barrier-free. Please contact the information desk at the ticket office if necessary.

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