The Hamburger Bahnhof is holding an exhibition entitled Under Construction, which will present the latest additions to the Nationalgalerie collection. The museum has been able to acquire these new objects over the past few years thanks in large part to funding from the Freunde der Nationalgalerie.

Ever since the institution was founded in 1861, the collection of the Nationalgalerie has continually been expanded to include contemporary works from each passing era. The collection has been “under reconstruction” since the exhibition and research project Hello World: Revising a Collection (2018), which reflected on the political and cultural ramifications of the Nationalgalerie’s approach to collecting, and called for non-Western art movements and transcultural approaches to be incorporated into the museum’s practices and collections.

In a presentation of selected new acquisitions, which since 2005 have been made possible in great part thanks to the support of the Stiftung des Verein der Freunde der Nationalgalerie für zeitgenössische Kunst, the Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin is showing works by international artists in various media, including painting, installation, sculpture, video and works on paper.

Through their different approaches, aesthetics, themes and reference points, these works influence how we look at both past and present, while evolving the collection and challenging and negotiating its function as the identity of the museum. Over the course of the exhibition, audiences will be able to see how these works are able to constantly produce new readings, with the museum serving as the site of a lively process of interrogation and interpretation.

Artists: Nairy Baghramian, Eduardo Basualdo, Thea Djordjadze, Ceal Floyer, Sandra Gamarra Heshiki, Melvin Moti, Manfred Pernice Martin Städeli, Mariela Scafati, Dierk Schmidt, Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, Bartolina Xixa und Julio González. Curated by Gabriele Knapstein, Alice Koegel, Curatorial Assistant: Luisa Bachmann

This exhibition was made possible by the Freunde der Nationalgalerie.

A special exhibition by the Nationalgalerie – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

Plan your visit

EXHIBITION VENUE

Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin

Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

Invalidenstraße 50/51, 10557 Berlin-Mitte

RUN TIME

2. June 2022 – 15. January 2023

https://www.smb.museum/hamburger-bahnhof

TICKETS
Regulär: 8 Euro
Ermäßigt: 4 Euro

Price includes Collection

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

S+U-Bahn, Tram and Bus: Hauptbahnhof

OPENING HOURS

Monday
closed
Tuesday
10 – 6 pm
Wednesday
10 – 6 pm
Thursday
10 – 8 pm
Friday
10 – 6 pm
Saturday
11 – 6 pm
Sunday
11 – 6 pm

SPECIAL HOURS ON HOLIDAYS
Whitsun (Sat 04.06. – Mon 06.06.) 11-6pm
German Unification Day (Mon. 03.10.) 11-6pm
Christmas Eve (Sat 24.12.) closed
1. Day of Christmas (Sun 25.12.) 11-6 pm
2. Day of Christmas (Mon 26.12.) 11-6 pm
New Year’s Eve (Sat 31.12.2022): closed
New Year’s Day(Sun 01.01.2023): 12 – 6pm

Education and Outreach

Guided Tours and workshops

OFFERS FOR ADULTS

Exclusive! Bookable offers for groups
Duration: 60 minutes
German: 90 €, plus entrance fee
English: 100 €, plus admission
maximum 15 participants
Bookable by phone +49 (0)30 266 42 42 or by e-mail to
service@smb.museum

Please book your guided tour at least 14 days in advance.

 

Public guided tours
New acquisitions
Sun / 2pm / 5.6.,12.6.,19.6., 26.6.3.7., 10.7.,17.7., 24.7., 31.7., 7.8., 14.8., 21.8., 28.8., 4.9., 11.9., 18. 9., 25.9., 2.10., 9.10., 16.10., 23.10., 30.10., 6.11., 13.11., 20.11., 27.11., 4.12.,11.12., 18.12., 25.12. 2022
During the tour of the exhibition “Under Construction,” new acquisitions will be discussed by way of example and questions about the reconstruction of the collection will be negotiated. What cultural and political conditions determine collecting? How can a collection of the Museum für Gegenwart develop further and reflect current topics?
Participation free of charge, plus admission
Limited number of participants.

 

One to One
Sun / 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. / 5.6.,12.6.,19.6., 26.6.3.7., 10.7.,17.7., 24.7., 31.7., 7.8., 14.8., 21.8., 28.8., 4.9., 11.9. , 18.9., 25.9., 2.10., 9.10., 16.10., 23.10., 30.10., 6.11., 13.11., 20.11., 27.11., 4.12.,11.12., 18.12., 25.12. 2022
Art mediators* invite you to short dialogues in the exhibition. Be on the lookout! You will find the contact persons* in the exhibition.
Languages: German, English, Arabic, Spanish, Hungarian.

Free of charge with admission ticket.

From a curatorial point of view
The curators will guide you through the exhibition. They will provide background on the presentation, reflect their perspectives on the works and answer your questions.

Thu / 6pm / 14.7.2022 / Gabriele Knapstein

Thu / 6 pm / 22.9.2022 / Alice Koegel

 

OFFERS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE DURING THE VACATIONS

 

Workshop
Exhibit!
Tue – Thu / 11 am – 2 pm / 25 – 27.10.2022 (three days)
Who is behind an exhibition? Who decides what we see and how? In this workshop you will be behind the scenes yourself and talk to the people who develop and build exhibitions. What topics do you find important and what would you present and how? Based on the exhibition “Under Construction” you will build a model of your own exhibition.

Youths 13 years and older
Participation fee: 36 €
Limited number of participants.
Online booking required: www.smb.museum/veranstaltungen
Meeting point: Ticket office / Information

 

OFFERS FOR SCHOOLS

Admission to the National Museums in Berlin is free for schoolchildren in conjunction with a moderated event.

 

Workshop
EXHIBIT, SET UP, PUT DOWN?
How are works of art staged in the museum? What idea, theme, and structure underlie the arrangement of exhibition spaces? What roles do the selection of artworks play, as well as wall color, lighting, and flooring? The students use their observations to talk about the practice of presenting and exhibiting. In the studio, they try out their own ideas for exhibition design.

Secondary level I – II
Workshop
120 minutes / 60 €
Max. 25 participants
Exhibition discussion
Showcase, wall and pedestal. What if?
What if the artwork is not in the showcase, but the showcase itself is the artwork? What if the staging is the main component of the artwork? In the exhibition “Under Construction”, students examine works by artists who deal with production conditions and forms of presentation of art.

Secondary level I – II
Exhibition talk
90 minutes | 45 €
Max. 25 participants

 

OFFER FOR TEACHERS

The collection as the identity of the museum
13.09.2022, 3 – 5 p.m.
In the exhibition “Under Construction” Hamburger Bahnhof shows selected new acquisitions by international artists* in different media. The presentation poses fundamental questions about the current challenges and necessities in the further development of collections as the identity of the museum.

After a tour through the exhibition, the programs for students will be presented and tested in an activity-oriented way.

Target group: Teachers GS, SEK I, SEK II
Subjects: Art

 

Education and outreach at the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

The Department of Education, Outreach, and Visitor Services is the central educational institution of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin and, as such, is entrusted with the conception and implementation of offerings in all 15 collections. With a wide range of events, the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin address different user groups: Children and families, young people and adults, daycare centers, schools, universities and other educational institutions, individual visitors and groups of visitors.

 

You can find the entire education and outreach program of the National Museums in Berlin at: www.smb.museum.

 

Information and booking
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
Education, Outreach, Visitor Services
Tel. +49 30 266 42 42 42 (Mo-Fr 9-16 Uhr)
E-Mail: service@smb.museum
www.smb.museum

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Further Information

Information and Booking
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
Education, Mediation, Visitor Services
Phone: +49 30 266 42 42 (Mon – Fri 9 am – 4 pm)
E-mail: service@smb.museum

Education and Outreach at the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

The Education, Outreach and Visitor Services Department is the central educational institution of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin and, as such, is entrusted with the conception and implementation of offerings in all 15 collections. With a diverse range of events, the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin address different user groups: Children and families, young people and adults, daycare centers, schools, universities and other educational institutions, individual visitors and groups of visitors.

You can find the entire education and outreach program of the National Museums in Berlin at: www.smb.museum.

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INFORMATION AND BOOKING

Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
Education, Mediation, Visitor Services
Tel +49 (0) 30 266 42 42 (Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm)
service@smb.museum
www.smb.museum

The complete education and outreach program of the National Museums in Berlin can be found at www.smb.museum/bildung-vermittlung

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Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart –  Berlin, Invalidenstraße 50/51. Photo by David von Becker