moving is in every direction.
Environments – Installations – Narrative Spaces

March 17, 2017 - September 17, 2017
Rieckhallen im Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin (D)

The exhibition “moving is in every direction. Environments – Installations – Narrative Spaces” traces the history of installation art from the 1960s until today with a focus on narrative structures. As the visitors move through the exhibition, they explore expansive walk-in environments, video and sound installations, as well as cross-media works especially developed for the exhibition.

The non-linear narrative structure, put forth by Gertrude Stein, to which the exhibition title relates, serves as a starting point for exploring sculptural arrangements, image sequences, or spatially staged narratives. Within the approximately 3,500 square metres of exhibition space, there are installations by Joseph Beuys, Marcel Broodthaers, Peter Fischli/David Weiss, Isa Genzken/Wolfgang Tillmans, Bruce Nauman, Susan Philipsz, Pipilotti Rist, Bunny Rogers, Gregor Schneider, Thomas Schütte, Christopher Kulendran Thomas, and Wolf Vostell.“moving is in every direction. Environments – Installations – Narrative Spaces” shows works from the collection of the Nationalgalerie, the Friedrich Christian Flick Collection at Hamburger Bahnhof, the Marx collection, the Haubrok Foundation, and selected loans. Alongside the temporary exhibition, permanently installed works by Dan Flavin, Joseph Beuys, Robert Kusmirowski, and Bruce Nauman also form part of the exhibition, as well as a room by Gregor Schneider in the west wing of the ground floor, which has been made accessible once again for this occasion.

Second donation to Berlin

In the occasion of his 70th birthday, Friedrich Christian Flick in January 2015 has donated 102 works of contemporary art to the Nationalgalerie for display at its Hamburger Bahnhof site. It is already the second donation, in 2008 Friedrich Christian Flick donated already 166 works to the museum.

Additional to the initial donation, the Hamburger Bahnhof has again received significant works by  artists such as Absalon, David Claerbout, Brian O´Doherty, Paul McCarthy, Cindy Sherman or Franz West.

The donataion will be officially presented in autums 2015 in a major show at the Hamburger Bahnhof.


Friedrich Christian Flick Collection in Berlin extended until 2021

After seven years, in spring 2011 the contract between the Friedrich Christian Flick Collection and the Stiftung Preussicher Kulturbesitz has been extended for the next ten years until 2021.
To this accordingly a contract was signed in March 2011 between Friedrich Christian Flick and Hermann Parzinger, the president of the Stiftung. 

Hermann Parzinger stated: „The cooperation with  Friedrich Christian Flick proved itself as highly productive in the last seven years . The Hamburger Bahnhof distinguished  itself furthermore as a highly accepted international address for contemporary art . I´m very pleased that we can continue the cooperation in this form.“

As already in the last seven years the Friedrich Christian Flick Collection will be shown in the Rieckhallen im Hamburger Bahnhof, in different monographic and thematic exhibitions.
„With the Friedrich Christian Flick Collection the Hamburger Bahnhof became one of the world´s biggest museum of contemporary art with an exhibition space of almost 13.000 square meter. Already the Rieckhallen comprise around 6.000 square meter. Numerous exhibitions have been created from the collection in the last years, among other the highly received and discussed first presentation of the collection in in 2004, the intricate exhibition “Beyond Cinema” in 2006 and as well the monographic presentations dedicated to Urs Fischer in 2005, Wolfgang Tillmans in 2008 and Bruce Nauman in 2010” (excerpt from the press release of the Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz from May 16, 2011)