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Hamburger Bahnhof shows Balance, a special exhibition by the Nationalgalerie | 10.06.-09.10.2022

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Hamburger Bahnhof presents the exhibition Balance, a special exhibition of the Nationalgalerie – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin from June 10th to October 9th 2022.

Image above: Sturtevant Warhol Flowers, 1990, Silkscreen and acrylic on canvas, 293 x 291 cm, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Nationalgalerie, 2019 Schenkung, Gift of Paul Maenz, © Archiv Paul Maenz, Estate Sturtevant, Paris

Incorporating a range of styles and movements that include Minimal Art, Transavanguardia, Pop Art and contemporary art, the exhibition presents works dealing with individual and societal struggles to attain balance, harmony and stability. At the same time, these works show how transient balance is, once it has been attained.

DEEDS NEWS - courtesy of SMB - Andy Warhol - Mao
Andy Warhol, Mao, 1973, © Nationalgalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Sammlung Marx, Jochen Littkemann
© 2022 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc., Licensed by Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

The exhibition Balance divides the depiction of these dwindling certainties into five thematic sections: the futility of longing for balance, the perception of balance, the tension inherent in interpersonal balancing acts, the imbalance in the relationship between humans and nature, and lastly, the balancing of individual and societal expectations in economic contexts.

DEEDS NEWS - courtesy of Fiona Tan and Firth Street Gallery - News from the Near Future
Fiona Tan, News from the Near Future, 2003, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Nationalgalerie 2008,
erworben durch die Freunde der Nationalgalerie, © Courtesy Fiona Tan and Frith Street Gallery, London

The new presentation of the collection in the Kleihueshalle, now reopened following extensive refurbishment, stems from the Sammlung Marx, the Nationalgalerie Collection and loans. Featured are 38 works by Leonor Antunes, Georg Baselitz, Joseph Beuys, Ross Bleckner, Francesco Clemente, Enzo Cucchi, Dan Flavin, Günther Förg, Douglas Gordon, Andreas Gursky, Keith Haring, Donald Judd, Gülsün Karamustafa, Anselm Kiefer, Imi Knoebel, Jeff Koons, Mark Lammert, Inge Mahn, Robert Rauschenberg, Ugo Rondinone, Ulrike Rosenbach, Salomé, Sturtevant, Fiona Tan, Cy Twombly, Kawita Vatanajyankur, Raul Walch and Andy Warhol.

Curated by Nina Schallenberg.


Friday, June 10th – Sunday, October 9th 2022

Opening hours: Tue, Wed, Fri 10 am – 6 pm, Thu 10 am – 8 pm, Sat + Sun 11 am – 6 pm


Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart
Berlin Invalidenstraße 50/51
10557 Berlin-Mitte

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