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Hamburger Bahnhof presents Balance

June 10–October 9, 2022

The show features pieces that address the efforts of individuals and societies to achieve balance, harmony, and stability. It incorporates a variety of styles and movements, including Minimal Art, Transavanguardia, Pop Art, and contemporary art. These pieces also demonstrate how fleeting balance is once it is reached.

The exhibition Balance divides the portrayal of these vanishing certainties into five thematic sections: the futility of seeking balance, the perception of balance, the tension present 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.

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 39 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.

A special exhibition by the Nationalgalerie—Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

Further exhibitions at Hamburger Bahnhof—Museum für Gegenwart—Berlin

Nation, Narration, Narcosis: Collecting Entanglements and Embodied Histories
November 28, 2021–July 3, 2022
A special exhibition of the Nationalgalerie—Staatliche Museen zu Berlin in dialogue with the collections of Galeri Nasional Indonesia (Jakarta, Indonesia), MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum (Chiang Mai, Thailand), and Singapore Art Museum (Singapore), funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation and initiated and funded by the Goethe Institut

Church for Sale: Works from the Haubrok Collection and the Nationalgalerie Collection
November 28, 2021–September 18, 2022

Under Construction: New Acquisitions for the Nationalgalerie Collection
June 2, 2022–January 15, 2023

12th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art
June 11–September 18, 2022

Hamburger Bahnhof—Museum für Gegenwart—Berlin
Invalidenstrasse 50/51
10557 Berlin
Hours: Tuesday–Friday 10am–6pm,
Thursday 10am–8pm,
Saturday–Sunday 11am–6pm
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