After a long renovation, the building made of glass and steel reopens its doors in Berlin. Visitors can look forward to several exhibits.
Berlin (dpa) – After closure and years of renovation, the New National Gallery opens in Berlin with three exhibitions.
Architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886-1969) created the remarkable glass and steel building as a museum of 20th century art, which was celebrated as an icon in the late 1960s. ” The long closure is a turning point and the possibility of a new start, “Neue Nationalgalerie director Joachim Jäger said in Berlin on Wednesday.
For the reopening on Sunday August 22, there will be a permanent exhibition with “The Art of Society 1900-1945” scheduled until July 2023 with key works from the Nationalgalerie’s collection of approximately 1,800 works. Integrated into the exhibition, the presentation “The New National Gallery. Your Architect and the History of Your Building ”at the remodeled museum by star architect David Chipperfield.
In the spectacular main hall is the exhibition “Alexander Calder. Minimal / maximal »The works of the American sculptor are on view until February 13. Calder (1898-1976) is also linked to the building through his 1965 work “Têtes et Queue”, erected for the opening of the Mies building and which can be found on the museum terrace.
With “Rosa Barba. In a Perpetual Now ”is the third exhibition dedicated to the Berlin artist. In the Grafisches Kabinett of the Neue Nationalgalerie, she will show key films of her work from 2009 to the present day until January 16. For the arrangement, she also chose a reference to Mies and her architecture. The steel construction for the work is based on the main hall and at the same time is based on the floor plan of the “brick country house” by Mies van der Rohe.