Anniversary celebrations include a one-day symposium and the presentation of a new collection display. The Gallery of Contemporary Art's collection includes major bodies of work by Sophie Calle, Roni Horn, Bruce Nauman, Gerhard Richter, Andy Warhol and many other leading artists. At the one-day symposium entitled 'museum.gegenwart.jetzt' leading international museum experts, artists, art historians, collectors and science historians will examine the current situation and future prospects of contemporary art museums in the 21st century.
Anniversary celebrations include a one-day symposium
and the presentation of a new collection display
This year marks the 15th anniversary of the Gallery of Contemporary Art – a great reason to celebrate. De- signed by Oswald Mathias Ungers, the Gallery of Contemporary Art opened to the public in 1997 as a new section of the Hamburger Kunsthalle dedicated to contemporary art. Since then, with the generous support of artists, friends, sponsors and art foundations, the collection has grown continuously through select acqui- sitions and donations, and the Gallery of Contemporary Art has developed into an internationally recognised museum of contemporary art. With its strong emphasis on artists’ talks, lectures and guided tours, the Gal- lery of Contemporary Art has always sought to provide a forum for dialogue on contemporary art; to this end, we are hosting a one-day symposium entitled museum.gegenwart.jetzt as part of our 15th anni- versary celebrations. Building, researching, maintaining and presenting a permanent collection are among the main tasks of any museum, but how can the collection be displayed in a meaningful and interesting way at a time when there is a growing trend towards ‘event’ exhibitions and mega-shows? Do changing displays of selected works from the collection provide a possible solution? What impact does this have on artists’ rooms and site-specific or in-situ works that have become focal points of the museum? mu- seum.gegenwart.jetzt provides a platform for debate on these and other related issues. At this symposium, leading international museum experts, artists, art historians, collectors and science historians will examine the current situation and future prospects of contemporary art museums in the 21st century. As well as dis- cussing different collection concepts, the participants will put forward their views on temporary and perma- nent installations, and consider the notion of an ‘open museum’.
To mark the anniversary, a new collection display entitled 15 Years of the Gallery of Contemporary Art will be opened on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the museum. The Gallery of Contemporary Art’s collection includes major bodies of work by Sophie Calle, Roni Horn, Bruce Nauman, Sigmar Polke, Gerhard Richter, Thomas Schütte, Andreas Slominski, Rosemarie Trockel, Andy Warhol and many other leading artists, and these works are supplemented by long-term loans from major private collections that have been closely as- sociated with the Gallery of Contemporary Art for many years. The new display provides fascinating insight into the collection with its highly diverse artworks, artists’ rooms, new acquisitions and donations.
Image: Gerhard Richter (*1932) Familie Schmidt, 1964 Öl auf Leinwand, 125 x 130 cm © Gerhard Richter 2012 Sammlung Sohst in der Hamburger Kunsthalle Photo: Elke Walford
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Press conference: Wednesday, 5 September 2012, 11 a.m.
Opening of the collection display and beginning of the symposium:
Friday, 7 September 2012, 7 p.m. , Hubertus-Wald-Forum
7 September, from 7 p.m., 8 September, 11 a.m. – 17 p.m., Hubertus-Wald-Forum
Participation fee for the symposium at the Hubertus-Wald-Forum on 8 September: 5 €
Admission collection display: 12 €, concessions 5 €, children and young people under 18 free admission
Glockengießerwall - 20095 Hamburg
Tuesdays to Sundays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Thursdays 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Visit to the collection, including temporary exhibitions
Adults 12 €
Concessions 5 €
Family Day Ticket 16 €
Golden Friday for Seniors aged 65 and up, Special offer in the café 7 €
Children and young people under 18, free admission
Members of the Freunde der Kunsthalle e.V., free admission
Members of Malschulvereins in der Kunsthalle e.V., free admission
Kunstmeilenpass: 1 ticket, 5 institutions, valid for 12 months
Kunstmeilenpass: Adults 29 €
Kunstmeilenpass: Concessions 15 €
Under 18: Free admission