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moving is in every direction.

Environments – Installations – Narrative Spaces

17 Mar - 24 Sep 2017

Thomas Schütte: The Laundry, 1988, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Nationalgalerie. 2014 Schenkung der Friedrich Christian Flick Collection © Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof, SMB, Schenkung der Friedrich Christian Flick Collection / Thomas Bruns und VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2016
Marcel Broodthaers: Un Jardin d‘Hiver, 1974, Friedrich Christian Flick Collection im Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin © Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof, SMB, Schenkung der Friedrich Christian Flick Collection / Thomas Bruns, The Estate of Marcel Broodthaers und VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2016
Bruce Nauman: Room with My Soul Left Out, Room That Does Not Care, 1984 (2010 realisiert). Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Nationalgalerie. 2008 Schenkung der Friedrich Christian Flick Collection © bpk / Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof, SMB, Schenkung der Friedrich Christian Flick Collection / Roman März und VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2016
Susan Philipsz, War damaged Musical Instruments (Shellac), 2015 © Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Stiftung des Vereins der Freunde der Nationalgalerie für zeitgenössische Kunst / Jan Windszus Courtesy The Artist and Konrad Fischer Galerie
Edward Kienholz, Volksempfängers, 1975 / 1977 © Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Eigentum des Landes Berlin / Jan Windszus, Estate of Edward Kienholz, 2017
Barbara Bloom, Semblance of a House Drawers, Library, Gaming Table, 2013 – 2015 Leihgabe der Künstlerin, Courtesy Galerie Gisela Capitain, Köln © Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Jan Windszus
Qin Yufen, Making Paradise, 1996 – 2002 © Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Eigentum des Landes Berlin / Jan Windszus, VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2017
Pipilotti Rist, Remake of the Weekend, 1998 © Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Schenkung der Friedrich Christian Flick Collection / Jan Windszus, Courtesy Pipilotti Rist, Hauser & Wirth and Luhring Augustine
Bunny Rogers, Mandy’s Piano Solo in Columbine Cafeteria, 2016, Animated Film, Lavender Piano Bench (inside - Two pairs of Mandy Socks), 2016, Installation, Courtesy the artist and Société © Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof, SMB / Jan Windszus
moving is in every direction.
Environments – Installations – Narrative Spaces
17 March - 24 September 2017

The exhibition “moving is in every direction. Environments – Installations – Narrative Spaces” traces the history of installation art from the 1960s until today with a focus on narrative structures. As the visitors move through the exhibition, they explore expansive walk-in environments, video and sound installations, as well as cross-media works especially developed for the exhibition. The non-linear narrative structure, put forth by Gertrude Stein, to which the exhibition title relates, serves as a starting point for exploring sculptural arrangements, image sequences, or spatially staged narratives. Within the approximately 3,500 square metres of exhibition space, there are installations by Joseph Beuys, Marcel Broodthaers, Peter Fischli/David Weiss, Isa Genzken/Wolfgang Tillmans, Bruce Nauman, Susan Philipsz, Pipilotti Rist, Bunny Rogers, Gregor Schneider, Thomas Schütte, Christopher Kulendran Thomas, and Wolf Vostell.

The exhibition moves historically from the ‘environments’ introduced by Allan Kaprow in 1958, through Dan Flavin’s ‘situations’ or Wolf Vostell’s ‘spaces’ of the 1960s and 1970s up to the ‘installation art’, established in the 1980s. This term has remained in use up until the present. ‘Installation’ stands for art works covering an entire room. Moreover, the youngest generation of artists connects physical and virtual space. As ‘narrative spaces’, the current endeavours in installation art present themselves as utopian ideas for our collective life as a society.

“moving is in every direction. Environments – Installations – Narrative Spaces” shows works from the collection of the Nationalgalerie, the Friedrich Christian Flick Collection at Hamburger Bahnhof, the Marx collection, the Haubrok Foundation, and selected loans. Alongside the temporary exhibition, permanently installed works by Dan Flavin, Joseph Beuys, Robert Kusmirowski, and Bruce Nauman also form part of the exhibition, as well as a room by Gregor Schneider in the west wing of the ground floor, which has been made accessible once again for this occasion.

Curated by Anna-Catharina Gebbers and Gabriele Knapstein / Assistant curator: Ina Dinter.
 
 
Selected Works
Oscar Tuazon Burn the Formwork (2017)
Xavier Le Roy with Scarlet Yu Still Untitled (2017)
Michael Smith Not Quite Under_Ground (2017)