The Nationalgalerie’s “Magical Soup” Exhibition Catalogue

Hamburger Bahnhof – Nationalgalerie der Gegenwart

In the exhibition catalogue Magical Soup, the Nationalgalerie is presenting for the first time a comprehensive publication on its holdings of media art from the 1970s to the present. The Nationalgalerie has one of the most extensive museum collections of media art in Europe.

Starting from a focus on relationships between (moving) images, sound, and language, the works exhibited in Magical Soup, discussed individually in the catalogue, tell of differing life realities as well as varied approaches and visions. Magical Soup assembles works by media art pioneers Nam June Paik, Jochen Gerz, Charlemagne Palestine, Ulrike Rosenbach, and Keiichi Tanaami; artists working with multimedia, including Nevin Aladağ, Stan Douglas, Cyprien Gaillard, Douglas Gordon, Rodney Graham, Dmitry Gutov, Anne Imhof, Joan La Barbara, Pipilotti Rist, Diana Thater, Lawrence Weiner, Nicole Wermers, and David Zink Yi; as well as the more recent artistic tendencies examined by Korakrit Arunanondchai, Trisha Baga, Dineo Seshee Bopape, Christine Sun Kim, Sandra Mujinga and Sung Tieu.

The catalogue includes text contributions by Anna-Catharina Gebbers, Sven Beckstette, Carolin Bohlmann, Lisa Bosbach, Claudia Ehgartner, Rosalia Namsai Engchuan, Will Fredo Furtado, Wulf Herzogenrath, Jee-Hae Kim, Udo Kittelmann, Gabriele Knapstein, Charlotte Knaup, Corinna Kühn, Miriam Lowack, Nika Nardelli, Nina Schallenberg, Kristina Schrei, Chloe Stead and Jessica L. E. Taylor.

Anna-Catharina Gebbers edited the publication for the Nationalgalerie – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. Published by Wienand Verlag in a bilingual German/English version: 96 pages with approx. 50 colour illustrations, 30 cm x 24 cm, softcover, ISBN 978-3-86832-583-6, 22 euros.

The exhibition catalogue is also available through the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin Online Webshop.