Neue Nationalgalerie 40th Anniversary
September 15, 2008, 20:00 at the Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin
Monica Bonvicini, Friedrich von Borries, Matthias Böttger, Elmgreen & Dragset, Clemens Fahnemann, Douglas Gordon, Paul Kahlfeldt, Petra Kahlfeldt, Veronika Kellndorfer, Michael Kimmelman, Hans Kollhoff, Wilfried Kühn, Jürgen Mayer H, Friedrich Meschede, Markus Miessen, Fritz Neumeyer, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Peter Pannke, Peter Raue, Angela Schneider, Annette Schryen, Ronald Steckel, Adam Szymczyk and Imke Woelk in conversation.
Organized by Joachim Jäger (Nationalgalerie) and Carson Chan (PROGRAM)
Inaugural exhibition "Piet Mondrian", Neue Nationalgalerie, 1968 (Photographer: Reinhard Friedrich)
OPEN HOUSE: September 15, 2008, upper hall. Talks begin at 20:00
The Neue Nationalgalerie
, designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
, opened its doors on September 15, 1968 in Berlin’s Kulturforum. 2008 marks the anniversary of the building’s 40th
year and to celebrate both its architectural and institutional legacy, the museum will present a series of conversations between architects, artists, and curators that center on topics pertaining to the artistic, architectural and cultural climate of Berlin, past, present and future. There will also be a screening of Inigo Manglano-Ovalle’s „Alltagszeit“ (2001), a video work shot inside the museum, during the evening.
The museum, and both of its current exhibitions, Hiroshi Sugimoto and Rupprecht Geiger, will be open to the public free of charge during opening hours on September 14th, and after 20:00 on the 15th.
Schedule: September 15 2008
20:15 Tempel der Moderne
Paul Kahlfeldt (Architect), Hans Kollhoff (Architect), Fritz Neumeyer (Architecture theorist)
21:00 Architektur vs. Museum
Jürgen Mayer H (Architect), Veronika Kellndorfer (artist), Wilfried Kuehn (Architect), Adam Szymczyk (Curator), Imke Woelk (Architect)
Moderator: Friedrich von Borries (Architect)
21:50 Die radikalsten Ausstellungen
Clemens Fahnemann (Gallerist), Petra Kahlfeldt (Architect), Peter Raue (Former head of the Friends of the National Gallery), Angela Schneider (Curator), Annette Schryen (Art historian)
22:30 The Meta-Music Festivals
Peter Pannke (Musician) und Ronald Steckel (Musician)
22:50 Revisiting Berlin – the Mies building and the urban context
Matthias Böttger (Architect), Jürgen Mayer H (Architect), Markus Miessen (Architect)
Moderator: Michael Kimmelman (New York Times)
23:30 Hommage to Emmett Williams
Hans Ulrich Obrist (Curator)
00:00 Expanding Film
Douglas Gordon (Artist) and Friedrich Meschede (DAAD)
00:15 Open space – open field
Monica Bonvicini (Artist),
Elmgreen & Dragset (Artists)
Project assistant: Denis Pieper
This event was kindly supported by the Vereins der Freunde der Nationalgalerie, the Stoberkreises, Appel Design Gallery and NIKKUS.