January 26, 2017 - Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart - Berlin - 2017 exhibition preview
January 26, 2017

Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart - Berlin

Bunny Rogers, Mandy’s Piano Solo in Columbine Cafeteria, 2016. Animated film, 13:16 minutes. Courtesy the artist and Société. Photo: Uli Holz.

2017 exhibition preview
February 1–September 30, 2017

Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart - Berlin
Invalidenstrasse 50/51
10557 Berlin


In 2017, the Nationalgalerie at Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin will focus on the new acquisitions and donations to the collection of the Nationalgalerie (National Gallery) in a series of presentations.

At the end of February 2017, Adrian Piper’s first solo exhibition in a German museum will open with a presentation of The Probable Trust Registry: The Rules of the Game #1-3, a major work by the artist that was recently acquired for the collection of the Nationalgalerie. In this piece, members of the audience can sign a contract with themselves, in which they declare to align their actions with ethical virtues such as honesty and commitment. The work targets the concept of trust, the foundation of a society in which human transactions of all kinds are conducted in a successful, peaceful, and orderly manner.

Beginning in the middle of March 2017, the group exhibition moving is in every direction. Environments – Installations – Narrative Spaces will trace the history of installation art from the 1960s to the present with a focus on narrative structures. Over more than 3,500 m2, the works are from the Nationalgalerie’s collection, the Friedrich Christian Flick Collection in the Hamburger Bahnhof and the Haubrok Foundation, amongst them new acquisitions and gifts. Extensive works by Joseph Beuys, Barbara Bloom, Marcel Broodthaers, Stan Douglas, Isa Genzken / Wolfgang Tillmans, Ilya & Emilia Kabakov, Bruce Nauman, Susan Philipsz, Pipilotti Rist, Bunny Rogers, Gregor Schneider and others can be experienced.

Since the end of 2015, the “Neue Galerie” in the Hamburger Bahnhof has been showing presentations of classical modernism from the collection of the Nationalgalerie until the Mies van der Rohe building reopens at the Kulturforum. Starting in April 2017, the retrospective Rudolf Belling. Sculptures and Architectures by the pioneer of sculptural abstraction will be shown here. Drawn from the Nationalgalerie’s collection, ten main works from the 1920s will serve as the basis, including the famous Dreiklang (Triad, 1919/24).

Three works by Raimund Kummer that are in the Nationalgalerie’s collection will be united for the first time in an exhibition at the end of April 2017. These works stem from different artistic phases but all focus on the theme of seeing.

Central to the exhibition Hanne Darboven. Correspondences, which will be on view from May 2017, is a constellation of donations from every creative phase of the artist as well as the correspondence of the most important representative of Conceptual Art in Germany in the late 1960s and early 1970s, thereby making the development of her unique system of writing accessible.

Together with films from the time of the work’s inception, the environment Das Kapital Raum 1970-1977 by Joseph Beuys from the Marx Collection has been on view in the Kleihueshalle since the end of 2016. The ensemble of the artist’s large format sculptures on view at the Hamburger Bahnhof is unique in the world.

End of September 2017, the four artists nominated for the Preis der Nationalgalerie (National Gallery Award) will be presented and the Nationalgalerie’s Prize for Cinematic Art be awarded.

Adrian Piper. The Probable Trust Registry: The Rules of the Game #1-3
February 24–September 3

moving is in every direction. Environments – Installations – Narrative Spaces
March 17–September 17

Rudolf Belling. Sculptures and Architectures
April 8–September 17

Raimund Kummer. Sublunar Interference
April 27–August 6

Hanne Darboven. Correspondences
May 19–August 27

For further information about the program please visit: www.smb.museum/hbf

For press queries please contact: Fiona Geuss, Press Officer Nationalgalerie
T +493039783417 / presse [​at​] smb.spk-berlin.de

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