Special Opening Day and Festive Programme to Honour Isa Genzken on her 75th Birthday on Monday, 27 November 2023

Neue Nationalgalerie

The Neue Nationalgalerie is celebrating Isa Genzken’s 75th birthday by extending her current solo exhibition, “Isa Genzken. 75/75”, for an extra day on Monday, 27 November 2023, from 10 am until 6pm. The accompanying programme begins at 6 pm with a talk by Catrin Lorch, followed by the installation presentation of Genzken’s monumental sculpture Vollmond (1997/2023) in the museum’s outdoor display area at 7 pm. Tickets for the exhibition are available on-site or in advance online. The accompanying programme is free of charge beginning at 6 pm.

To mark the 75th birthday of Isa Genzken (b. 1948), the Neue Nationalgalerie is exhibiting 75 sculptures spanning the artist’s entire oeuvre from the 1970s to the present. The exhibition, from July 13 to November 27 in the upper hall, takes visitors on a tour through Genzken’s work from her early Hyperbolos of the 1970s to her concrete works of the 1990s and the actors and sculptural groups of the 2000s. To celebrate the artist’s 75th birthday on Monday, 27 November 2023, her sculpture Vollmond (Full Moon, 1997/2023) will be set up outside the museum and illuminated at 7 pm to a choral musical accompaniment. The work will remain part of the Neue Nationalgalerie’s outdoor sculpture collection for a year. Vollmond was Genzken’s contribution to the sculpture projects in Munster in 1997. The glass sphere, measuring 2.5 metres in diameter and mounted on a 14-metre stainless steel rod, will be evenly illuminated day and night.


  • 6:00 – 6:45 pm
    Talk by art historian Catrin Lorch on Isa Genzken’s artistic reception; registration requested: nng[at]
  • 7:00 pm
    Isa Genzken’s Vollmond illumination, musically accompanied by the CANTATE Kinder- und Jugendchor Berlin e. V., performing the song “The Moon Has Risen”.
  • 7:15 – 8:30 pm
    Miesliwska Open Bar

Participation in the accompanying programme is free of charge. Tickets for the exhibition can be purchased in advance via the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin online ticket shop or from 10 am to 6 pm at the museum.