In The Making...
19 May - 04 Sep 2009
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Nationalgalerie © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2009
Works from the collections
19 May - 4 September 2009
"In The Making..." sets off various dialogues with works from the collections of the National Gallery in the Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart - Berlin. The summer months this year will be used in the Hamburger Bahnhof to reveal a range of core aspects within the collections, opening up a playing field for experimentation, as well as for construction and deconstruction.
What lies at the heart of it all is the exploration of the collections as an ongoing project. New room constellations bring new perspectives to life and new links between ideas and images invite constantly changing interpretations of the works involved. The presentation of the works triggers a dialogical interplay that is both moving and exciting and which is set to permeate the entire gallery. Hard and fast conclusions suddenly evaporate, entrenched positions are deferred. "In The Making..." does not constitute a return to essentials, rather a departure into new territory. On view are works from the collection of the National Gallery and the respective collections of Erich Marx, Egidio Marzona and Friedrich Christian Flick. The exhibition follows three separate passages, with each telling its own story to unite art works from different periods and of various techniques.
Artists: AY-O, Matthew Barney, Joseph Beuys, Günter Brus, Isa Genzken, Franz Gertsch, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Ceal Floyer, Via Lewandowsky, Allan Kaprow, Anselm Kiefer, Kurt Kren, Jeff Koons, George Maciunas, Gordon Matta-Clark, Michaela Meise, Mario Merz, Otto Mühl, Bruce Nauman, Nam June Paik, Mark Quinn, Robert Rauschenberg, Dieter Roth, Daniel Spoerri, Thomas Struth, Hans Jürgen Syberberg, Cy Twombly, Wolf Vostell, Andy Warhol