until 17.09. | Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin presents from 17th March 2017 the group exhibition “moving is in every direction. Environments – Installationen – Narrative Räume”.
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, 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 Haubrok Foundation, and selected loans. Alongside the temporary exhibition, permanently installed works by Urs Fischer, Dan Flavin, Robert Kusmirowski, and Bruce Nauman (outdoors and indoors) 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. A publication will accompany the exhibition.
Vernissage: Thursday, 16th March 2017, 7 p.m.
Exhibition period: Friday, 17th March to Sunday, 17th September 2017Zum Hamburger Bahnhof
Image caption: Isa Genzken mit Wolfgang Tillmans Science Fiction/hier und jetzt zufrieden sein, 2001 © Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof, SMB, Schenkung der Friedrich Christian Flick Collection / Thomas Bruns / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017
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