HONEY, I REARRANGED THE COLLECTION #2 Help Me Hurt Me. - Between Care and Cruelty

07.04.2017 - 07.01.2018

in short

The Hamburger Kunsthalle owns an important collection of international contemporary art from the 1960s to the present. One of the museum’s central missions is to preserve its collection for future generations and to continue to expand it through acquisitions and gifts. At the same time, it is a great pleasure to keep the collection alive and accessible to our visitors by presenting the works in changing constellations. HONEY, I REARRANGED THE COLLECTION tells of the joy of working with such a rich collection, highlighting its narrative abundance and diversity.
NAN GOLDIN (*1953), The Ballad of Sexual Dependency, 1992, 45 min, Projektionsinstallation mit 720 Kleinbilddias
© © Nan Goldin

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in detail

Bruce Nauman’s large-scale video installation Anthro/Socio (1992), Nan Goldin’s The Ballad of Sexual Dependency (1992) – an installation comprising 720 colour slides and an evocative soundtrack – and Gerhard Richter’s series of paintings S. mit Kind (S. with Child, 1995) are iconic works of contemporary art in the collection of the Hamburger Kunsthalle. Each of these compelling pieces is an artistic exploration of human relationships. Intensely personal dramas unfold in the space between care (“Help Me”) and cruelty (“Hurt Me”), showing that love, hate, hope, grief and loneliness are fundamental aspects of the human condition. The exhibition pays tribute to Bruce Nauman on his 75th birthday.

Help Me Hurt Me. Between Care and Cruelty is the second exhibition in a three-part series entitled HONEY, I REARRANGED THE COLLECTION, which began in 2016 with The Magic of Things. Perfidious Objects and will conclude in 2018 with Bouncing in the Corner. Surveying Space.

The exhibition features works by Abramović / Ulay, Christian Boltanski, Nan Goldin, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Jenny Holzer, Rebecca Horn, Gustav Kluge, Paul McCarthy, Annette Messager, Bruce Nauman, Sigmar Polke, Daniel Richter, Gerhard Richter, Thomas Schütte, Jeff Wall, Andy Warhol a.o.
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Kinder und Jugendliche unter 18 Jahren Eintritt frei
Donnerstag (18-21 Uhr): Regulär 8 €, ermäßigt 4 €

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