The exhibition, Capturing the Past, critically examines the past in order to reflect current political and social developments and locate elements of the past in the present. In their work, four photo artists born in Iran explore the historical conditions of the Iranian present and their personal experiences.
The works invite visitors to question the historical conditionality of their own social, cultural and national identities by explicitly evoking the identity-creating function of the past from multiple perspectives. The exhibition presents numerous selected works in the Museum für Islamische Kunst, which also allows them to enter a dialog with historical objects from the museum’s collection.
Artists: Shadi Ghadirian, Taraneh Hemami, Najaf Shokri, Arman Stepanian
Curators: Agnes Rameder, Martina Müller-Wiener, Margaret Shortle, Stefan Weber
U-Bahn U6 (Friedrichstraße)
S-Bahn S1, S2, S25, S26 (Friedrichstraße); S3, S5, S7, S9 (Hackescher Markt)
Tram M1, 12 (Am Kupfergraben); M4, M5, M6 (Hackescher Markt)
Bus TXL (Staatsoper); 100, 200 (Lustgarten); 147 (Friedrichstraße)
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Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Mon 10:00 - 18:00
Tue 10:00 - 18:00
Wed 10:00 - 18:00
Thu 10:00 - 20:00
Fri 10:00 - 18:00
Sat 10:00 - 18:00
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During the current stage of renovations, the hall containing the Pergamon Altar is due to remain closed to the public until 2023. The north wing and the gallery of Hellenistic art are also affected by the closure. The South Wing of the Pergamonmuseum, featuring the Market Gate of Miletus, the Ishtar Gate and Processional Way from Babylon, and the Museum of Islamic Art, remains unaffected and is open to the public during this time.
At the moment the finds from Uruk and Habuba Kabira as well as the rooms with babylonian and ancient iranian monuments are not accessible to the public.
Please note that the elevator is out of order until further notice and that due to construction and the high volume of visitors, longer waiting times may be experienced.
Last admission and ticket sales 30 minutes before closing time.