Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin Showcases Its Collection with Rotating Exhibitions


BERLIN.- Since November 1996 the Hamburger Bahnhof has housed the National Gallery’s ‘Museum für Gegenwart’ or ‘Museum of Now’. Parallel to temporary exhibitions, the museum also presents works from its own important collections in a serious of rotating exhibitions on the 10,000 square metres of space at its disposal. On the ground floor of the main building, samples are on display of Fluxus, Vienna Actionism and happenings, all movements that played an important role in the radical changes in art in the 1960s. 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 Sammlung Marx collection are on show in the Kleihueshalle on the ground floor, where, alongside Andy Warhol’s famous portraits of stars and such influential celebr