Hello World. Revising a Collection

with Liu Ye
April 28 – August 26, 2018

Liu Ye

Book Painting 6, 2015

 

Photo © Andrea Rossetti

Hello World. Revising a Collection

with Liu Ye
Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin
April 28 – August 26, 2018
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Hello World. Revising a Collection is a critical inquiry into the collection of the Nationalgalerie and its predominantly Western focus: What could the collection look like today, had an understanding characterised its concept of art, and consequently also its genesis, that was more open to the world? How might the canon and the art historical narratives themselves have changed through a widening and multiplication of perspectives? With these questions as starting points, the exhibition unfolds in 13 thematic chapters as a many-voiced collaboration of internal and external curators, encompassing the whole exhibition space of the Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin.

 

Hello World places the focus on transnational artistic networks and cross-cultural exchanges from the late 19th century to the present. Works and groups of works from the collection of the Nationalgalerie provide points of departure for thirteen narratives. Such stories include Heinrich Vogeler’s path to the Soviet Union, Dadaist Tomoyoshi Murayama’s sojourn in Berlin in the 1920s, and the collaborations between Nicolás García Uriburu and Joseph Beuys.

 

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