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Under Construction
New Acquisitions for the Nationalgalerie’s Collection

02.06.2022 to 15.01.2023
Hamburger Bahnhof – Nationalgalerie der Gegenwart

The Hamburger Bahnhof is holding an exhibition entitled Under Construction, which will present the latest additions to the Nationalgalerie collection. The museum has been able to acquire these new objects over the past few years thanks in large part to funding from the Freunde der Nationalgalerie.

Ever since the institution was founded in 1861, the collection of the Nationalgalerie has continually been expanded to include contemporary works from each passing era. The collection has been “under reconstruction” since the exhibition and research project Hello World: Revising a Collection (2018), which reflected on the political and cultural ramifications of the Nationalgalerie’s approach to collecting, and called for non-Western art movements and transcultural approaches to be incorporated into the museum’s practices and collections.

In a presentation of selected new acquisitions, which since 2005 have been made possible in great part thanks to the support of the Stiftung des Verein der Freunde der Nationalgalerie für zeitgenössische Kunst, the Hamburger Bahnhof – Nationalgalerie der Gegenwart is showing works by international artists in various media, including painting, installation, sculpture, video and works on paper. 

Through their different approaches, aesthetics, themes and reference points, these works influence how we look at both past and present, while evolving the collection and challenging and negotiating its function as the identity of the museum. Over the course of the exhibition, audiences will be able to see how these works are able to constantly produce new readings, with the museum serving as the site of a lively process of interrogation and interpretation.

Artists: Nairy Baghramian, Eduardo Basualdo, Thea Djordjadze, Ceal Floyer, Sandra Gamarra Heshiki, Melvin Moti, Manfred Pernice Martin Städeli, Mariela Scafati, Dierk Schmidt, Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, Bartolina Xixa und Julio González.

Curators

The exhibition is curated by Gabriele Knapstein, Alice Koegel, Curatorial Assistant: Luisa Bachmann


This exhibition was made possible by the Freunde der Nationalgalerie.

A special exhibition by the Nationalgalerie – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

Exhibition view „Hello World. Revising a Collection“ / Agora Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin, 2018
© Nationalgalerie – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Thomas Bruns

28.04.2018 to 26.08.2018

Invalidenstraße 50 - 51
10557 Berlin

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