Hamburger Bahnhof – Exhibition: Wall Works

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Hamburger Bahnhof - Exhibition: Wall Works
Within 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.

Hamburger Bahnhof - Exhibition: Wall Works The exhibition begins with wall works that may be attributed to Minimal Art or described as having a conceptual orientation (HALL 1, HALL U2).

Hamburger Bahnhof - Exhibition: Wall WorksHamburger Bahnhof - Exhibition: Wall Works

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.

Hamburger Bahnhof - Exhibition: Wall Works
Imi Knoebel

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.

Hamburger Bahnhof - Exhibition: Wall Works
Sarah Morris „Rings“ 1972
Hamburger Bahnhof - Exhibition: Wall Works
Friederike Feldmann „Info“ 2013

 

Hamburger Bahnhof - Exhibition: Wall Works

Hamburger Bahnhof - Exhibition: Wall Works

Hamburger Bahnhof - Exhibition: Wall Works
Nasan Tur „Berlin says …“ 2013

Hamburger Bahnhof - Exhibition: Wall Works
Rosemarie Trockel „Prisoner of Yourself“ 1998

Hamburger Bahnhof - Exhibition: Wall Works

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 federal states.
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.

Hamburger Bahnhof - Exhibition: Wall Works
The Hamburger Bahnhof around 1850

Wall Works
from: 29.11.2013 to: 11.01.2015
Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart

Invalidenstraße 50-51
10557 Berlin


Opening times 
Mon closed
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

Hamburger Bahnhof - Exhibition: Wall Works
still preparing … artist and assistants

Hamburger Bahnhof - Exhibition: Wall Works
here the artist Mariana Castillo Deball herself

Hamburger Bahnhof - Exhibition: Wall Works
final adjustments on the „curtain art“

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.
www.smb.museum

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