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Neue Nationalgalerie – Our Space to Help: Berlin cultural institutions jointly call for a fundraising campaign | 05.03./06.03.2022

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Our Space to Help: The Art Institutions of Berlin are jointly calling for donations for the benefit of the Ukrainian refugees who arrive in our city. The Neue Nationalgalerie will be open continuously from 12 noon on Saturday, March 5th, as a kind of vigil and meeting place, until midnight on Sunday, March 6th.

Image above: #kunst4ukraine, Our Space to Help, Neue Nationalgalerie 2022 © Nationalgalerie – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Simon Menges

The upper exhibition hall of Mies van der Rohe’s New National Gallery will become a social place of help, exchange and communication for an entire weekend. The main goal is to collect donations. At the same time, the hall is to become a meeting place that invites social interaction in these uncertain times. There is an “open microphone” on site to share one’s own thoughts, music or literature. Visual artists, musicians and actors have announced their participation. Further, also spontaneous contributions on site are welcome.

2 days, 2 nights vigil

The “Our Space to Help” campaign in the upper exhibition hall of the Neue Nationalgalerie will run continuously from Saturday 5 March, 12 noon to Sunday 6 March, midnight without closing. Admission to the upper exhibition hall is free throughout and no time slot ticket is required. The 3G rule applies, the number of participants is limited. Wearing an FFP2 mask is compulsory in all areas of the Neue Nationalgalerie.

The collection presentation “The Art of Society” and the exhibition “Gerhard Richter. Artists’ Books” are open on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; the shop and café are also open. Admission to the exhibitions: 12 euros, concessions 6 euros. On Sunday 6 March, admission is free.

The 2 Days, 2 Nights Vigil was initiated by Klaus Biesenbach and developed in close collaboration with Anne Imhof and Olafur Eliasson together with the artists’ studio teams and a large group of colleagues from the Neue Nationalgalerie and Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz as an open invitation to all Berlin art institutions, artists and residents.

The fundraising campaign is taking place in cooperation with “Be an Angel e.V.”. Visitors to the Neue Nationalgalerie are invited to make the following donations on site: Monetary donations, power banks / batteries for smartphones and mobile WIFI hotspots. Other donations cannot be accepted.

“Be an Angel e.V.” (www.beanangel.direct) is a Berlin initiative dedicated to the sustainable integration of people who have experienced flight. Donations are accepted by “Be an Angel” and directly benefit the people who have fled Ukraine and arrive in Berlin. In the Neue Nationalgalerie, donations can be made directly on site with a QR code, by bank transfer or also in cash. A donation receipt can be issued for all donations. Employees of “Be an Angel e.V.” will be on site and will also be able to answer practical questions about aid options.

“Our Space to Help,” will be supported by a collective of Berlin Art Institutions and their managements: Berlin Biennale für zeitgenössische Kunst, Gabriele Horn; Gallery Weekend Berlin, Maike Cruse; Akademie der Künste, Johannes Odenthal; Berlinische Galerie, Thomas Köhler; Brücke Museum, Lisa Marei Schmidt; C/O Berlin, Stefan Erfurt; Gemäldegalerie, Dagmar Hirschfelder, Ifa-Galerie, Inka Gressel, Susanne Weiß, Alya Sebti; Kolbe Museum, Julia Wallner; Kunstbibliothek, Moritz Wullen; Kunsthaus Dahlem, Dorothea Schöne; Kupferstichkabinett, Dagmar Korbacher; KW Institute for Contemporary Art Berlin, Krist Gruijthuijsen; Gropius Bau, Stephanie Rosenthal; n.b.k., Marius Babias; Palais Populaire, Svenja von Reichenbach, Sara Bernshausen; Schinkel Pavillon, Nina Pohl; Stiftung St. Matthäus, Hannes Langbein, Universität der Künste Berlin, Nobert Palz sowie Alte Nationalgalerie, Ralph Gleis; Neue Nationalgalerie, Klaus Biesenbach, Joachim Jäger; Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin, Till Fellrath, Sam Bardaouil, Gabriele Knapstein; Freunde der Nationalgalerie, André Odier, Katharina von Chlebowski

With special thanks to Hermann Parzinger; Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz und Christina Haak, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.

The 2-days, 2-nights vigil, was initiated by Klaus Biesenbach in close collaboration with Anne Imhof, Olafur Eliasson and Klaus Biesenbach with the artists’ studio teams and together with a large group of colleagues and volunteers from Neue Nationalerie and Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz.

Be an Angel e.V.
Donnation passeword: #kunst4ukraine
Konto 014 522 59 00 BLZ 100 708 48 (Deutsche Bank)
IBAN DE37100708480145225900 BIC DEUTDEDB110

„Our Space to Help“ will take place in the pavilion of the Neue Nationalgalerie, from Saturday, March 5, 12 pm ‘round the clock through Sunday, midnight. The admission is free and no timeslot tickets are necessary. The 3G rule applies, and the number of visitors is limited.


Open from Saturday, March 5th at 12 noon until Sunday, March 6th at midnight.


Kulturforum, Neue Nationalgalerie (Upper Exhibition Hall)
Potsdamer Straße 50
10785 Berlin-Tiergarten


Free entrance

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