the spacious architecture of the Rieckhallen the exhibition WALL WORKS
offers an overview of artists' approaches to the wall since the 1960s.
The exhibition takes place in conjunction with a purchase enabled by the
Verein der Freunde der Nationalgalerie of a convolute of
architecture-based wall works that were originally developed for Edition
Schellmann, for whom the works were conceived and created as architecturally related “wall works” from 1992 to 2009. An initial selection from these new acquisitions is
presented in dialogue with works from the museum's collections, in
particular from the Friedrich Christian Flick Collection im Hamburger
Bahnhof. Relevant works on loan are also on view, including works
created specifically for the exhibition by the Berlin based artists
Friederike Feldmann, Katharina Grosse, and Nasan Tur.
The exhibition begins with wall works that may be attributed to Minimal Art or described as having a conceptual orientation (HALL 1, HALL U2).
Against the historical background of mural paintings and wall designs
dating back over millennia, artists in the early 20th century devised
concepts for wall paintings, picture walls and wall reliefs, which went
beyond the frame of an individual image in order to take an entire wall
or interior space into view.
The majority of the wall paintings and objects in the exhibition are based on artistic designs that have been adapted to the spatial situation of the museum and carried out on site. The spectrum of techniques employed ranges from installations of drawings and painting to the use of silkscreen and wallpaper and sculptural wall objects and video works. Each work creates a unique ensemble incorporating wall space, pictorial space, and architectural space.
majority of the wall paintings and objects in the exhibition are based
on artistic designs that have been adapted to the spatial situation of
the museum and carried out on site. The spectrum of techniques employed
ranges from installations of drawings and painting to the use of
silkscreen and wallpaper and sculptural wall objects and video works.
Each work creates a unique ensemble incorporating wall space, pictorial
space, and architectural space.
|Sarah Morris "Rings" 1972|
|Friederike Feldmann "Info" 2013|
|Nasan Tur "Berlin says ..." 2013|
History: As many other museums, the Hamburger Bahnhof belongs to the Stiftung "Preußischer
Kulturbesitz". With all those museums the origins lie in the foundation
of the Royal Museum through Friedrich Wilhelm III of Prussia and
nowadays all supported collectively by the German government and the
|Rosemarie Trockel "Prisoner of Yourself" 1998|
Hamburger Bahnhof was founded in 1847 and used to be a
train station only 37 years till 1884. Already in 1906 the building was
used a a museum, the Royal Construction and Transport Museum.
The Hamburger Bahnhof around 1850
from: 29.11.2013 to: 11.01.2015
Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart
Tue, Wed, Fri, 10:00 - 18:00
Thu 10:00 - 20:00
Sat, Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Seak Peak of upcoming exhibition "Parergon" by artist Mariana Castillo Deball
|still preparing ... artist and assistants|
|here the artist Mariana Castillo Deball herself|
Beginning on 20th September 2014, the artist Mariana Castillo Deball (*1975 in Mexico City) - who was awarded the "Preis der Nationalgalerie für Junge Kunst" (National Gallery Prize for Young Art) in 2013 - will show the project "Parergon" especially developed for her solo exhibition in the historic hall at Hamburger Bahnhof.
From 20.09.2014 to 01.03.2015.
|final adjustments on the "curtain art"|