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New Online Content about the Magical Soup Exhibition at the Hamburger Bahnhof

Hamburger Bahnhof – Nationalgalerie der Gegenwart

Two new video talks focus on the exhibition Magical Soup: Media Art from the Nationalgalerie Collection, the Friedrich Christian Flick Collection im Hamburger Bahnhof and Loans at Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin that opened on 6 September 2020. And the current episode of the podcast series Volkswagen ART4ALL: Online Edition also has to do with Magical Soup.

Allein im Museum | "Magical Soup" in the Hamburger Bahnhof with Anna-Catharina Gebbers


Video Talks about the Magical Soup Exhibition

Curator Anna-Catharina Gebbers spoke with the artists Sandra Mujinga and Nicole Wermers about their works on display while the special exhibition Magical Soup was being installed. The group exhibition shows key works of media art, supplemented with newer trends by the youngest generation of artists, whose mutual point of departure is the relationship between sound, image and social space. The videos can now be viewed on a Magical Soup playlist on the YouTube channel of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.

A Talk with Sandra Mujinga (in English)

A Talk with Nicole Wermers (in German)

ART4ALL: Podcast with Artist Christine Sun Kim

Christine Sun Kim and Anna-Catharina Gebbers discuss the influence of sound politics on society in their talk “The Politics of Sound”. Drawing on Kim’s works in the exhibition Magical Soup, the conversation pursues questions about how sound creates a political space in the media and in daily life.

More Magical Soup Podcasts

This and other podcasts about Magical Soup are released as part of the seriesVolkswagen ART4ALL. Online Edition:

  • Talk with the Artist Stan Douglas
    Recombining History, Recombining Music
    A Recorded Conversation with the Artist Stan Douglas about Music as Embodiment of Time
    Podcast from 1 October 2020
  • Talk with the Artist Anne Imhof
    Medusa´s Voice
    A Recorded Conversation with the Artist Anne Imhof about Notation in Images and Music
    Podcast from 3 September 2020
  • Talk with the Artist Sung Tieu
    Sound of Ghosts
    A Recorded Conversation with Artist Sung Tieu about her Sound-Image Research
    Podcast from 6 August 2020
  • Talk with the Artist Nevin Aladağ
    Voice Over
    Talk with Artist Nevin Aladağ about the relationship between art and music in her videos and sculptures
    Podcast from 7 May 2020

So far the programme, which is permanently available on the website, has presented additional segments with Walter Dahn, Katharina Grosse and Wolfgang Tillmans.

Additional Online Content Offered by the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

During the renewed closure of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin venues because of the coronavirus pandemic, online content will be continuously expanded. An example is the currently available video documentation about the restoration of Rebecca Horn’s installation Room of the Wounded Ape. The film is part of the In Preparation series, in which the Nationalgalerie offers insights into the curatorial and conservational preparations of major works for the new exhibition space being constructed at the Kulturforum. The spatial installation, which was restaged at Hamburger Bahnhof in 1996, was originally conceived in 1990 for a building adjacent to Berlin Wall border strip near Potsdamer Platz.

An overview of online content offered by the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, including links to 360° tours, databases, social media channels and its collaboration with Google Arts & Culture, is available at