The exhibition “Wall Works” takes place in conjunction with a purchase enabled by the Verein der Freunde der Nationalgalerie of a convolute of architecture-based wall works that were originally developed for Edition Schellmann. An initial selection from these new acquisitions is presented in dialogue with works from the museum's collections, in particular from the Friedrich Christian Flick Collection im Hamburger Bahnhof. Also the exhibition includes works created specifically for the exhibition by the Berlin based artists Friederike Feldmann, Katharina Grosse, and Nasan Tur.
The majority of the wall paintings and objects in the exhibition are based on artistic designs that have been adapted to the spatial situation of the museum and carried out on site. The spectrum of techniques employed ranges from installations of drawings and painting to the use of silkscreen and wallpaper and sculptural wall objects and video works. Each work creates a unique ensemble incorporating wall space, pictorial space, and architectural space.