Die Sammlungen. The Collections. Les Collections

permanent exhibition

in short

Since November 1996, Hamburger Bahnhof has housed Nationalgalerie's Museum für Gegenwart (Museum for Contemporary Art). Parallel to temporary exhibitions, the museum also presents works from its own important collections in a series of rotating exhibitions on the 10,000 square meters of space at its disposal: major works from the Nationalgalerie, the Marx and Marzona Collections, as well as the Friedrich Christian Flick Collection im Hamburger Bahnhof are presented in different constellations.
Dieter Roth / Björn Roth, Gartenskulptur, 1968ff, Schenkung von Friedrich Christian Flick, 19. Februar 2008
© SMB, Schenkung Friedrich Christian Flick

Visitor entrance

Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart - Berlin
Invalidenstraße 50-51
10557 Berlin

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in detail

The building was erected in the mid-nineteenth century as one of the first terminal stations of the rail system. In the early twentieth century, the structure was converted into a museum of transportation and technology. After a reconstruction by the architect Josef Paul Kleihues, the Hamburger Bahnhof reopened 1996 as Museum für Gegenwart. As part of the reconstruction, the so-called Kleihueshalle was built. In 2004, a former goods depot was converted by the architects Kühn Malvezzi into the so-called Rieckhallen, adjoining the main building to the north and intended for the presentation of contemporary art.

The collection presentations direct attention to outstanding artists and important developments in art since the 1960s. In the West Wing of the main building, the focus is on important trends of the 1960s and 1970s: Land Art and Live to Tape. Also housed in the west wing are the body of works by Joseph Beuys, including sculptural pieces and works on film. This collection, unparalleled anywhere else in the world, is an impressive display of the extent to which Beuys strove to broaden the concept of art.

Parallel to this, key works from the extensive Marx Collection are on show in the East Wing of the main building, the Kleihueshalle on the ground floor, where, alongside Andy Warhol's famous portraits of stars and influential celebrities such as Elvis Presley or Mao Zedong, important works by Robert Rauschenberg and Cy Twombly are also on display. An entire room is also dedicated to works by Anselm Kiefer, whose art directly addresses German history and subjects such as remembrance and memory.
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