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Digital Events at Hamburger Bahnhof in December 2020

Hamburger Bahnhof – Nationalgalerie der Gegenwart

In December 2020 several digital events are taking place at Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin, which is temporarily closed because of the pandemic. In addition to electronic music, mobile studios and Advent concerts at the museum, there is a virtual guided tour of the Magical Soup exhibition.

rbb Advent Concerts in the Katharina Grosse Exhibition on 6, 13 and 20 December 2020

As part of Danke, Berlin und Brandenburg (Thank You, Berlin and Brandenburg) the Rundfunkchor Berlin, under the direction of chief conductor Gijs Leenars and the rbb, perform four Christmas carols for the people of Berlin and Brandenburg – one on each Advent Sunday. The carols were recorded in Hamburger Bahnhof’s historical hall, in compliance with all coronavirus regulations. Katharina Grosse’s special exhibition It Wasn’t Us provided the spectacular visual framework. Last Sunday, 29 November 2020, the first Advent concert, Ave Maria, was broadcast on rbb television. The other air dates are 6, 13 and 20 December 2020 at 10:00 pm. Following the broadcasts, the carol performances are available in the rbb-Mediathek.

ART4ALL: Concerts in the Special Exhibitions and Mobile Studios Starting on Thursday, 3 December 2020

As part of the Volkswagen ART4ALL / Online Edition series, viewers can watch performances by musicians in current special exhibitions at Hamburger Bahnhof beginning on Thursday, 3 December 2020. Mobile studios in the museum are also being offered as a new communication format.

Blue Hours: Hamburger Bahnhof x United We Stream

The Berlin-based music label Duat Records and the international online platform United We Stream support the collaboration of musicians and artists as well as facilitating performances during the pandemic. The singer and cellist Frankie/Franziska Aigner and the South African duo Atelier each play a concert in the large installation by Isa Genzken and Wolfgang Tillmans, which is on view in the Magical Soup exhibition. Sven von Thülent plays a DJ set in the retrospective of Berlin photographer Michael Schmidt, and DJs Tama Sumo and Lakuti perform in the setting of Katharina Grosse’s expansive painting.

Mobile Studios in the Museum

A new mode of presenting ideas is making its debut as part of ART4ALL: mobile studios in the museum. In short videos, guests from the fields of illustration, painting, literature, music, performance, science and design introduce themselves and their work, offering insightful commentary and inspiration. In the first segment, Berlin-based artist and designer Jan Barner presents a technique for developing narrative gifs that he has come up with during the pandemic.

Magical Soup: Curator’s Tour with Anna-Catharina Gebbers Start on 7 December 2020

Curator Anna-Catharina Gebbers leads a tour through the special exhibition, Magical Soup. Media Art from the Nationalgalerie Collection, the Friedrich Christian Flick Collection im Hamburger Bahnhof and Loans, in the Rieck Halls at Hamburger Bahnhof. This virtual tour is available as a video on the YouTube channel of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin as ofMonday 7 December 2020.