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Summer Rental

The Marx Collection in Wroclaw

Robert RauschenbergSummer Rental + 3, 1960 © bpk / Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof, Sammlung Marx / Jochen Littkemann © Robert Rauschenberg Foundation / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2016

Robert RauschenbergSummer Rental + 3, 1960 © bpk / Staatliche Museen zu Berlin,
Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof, Sammlung Marx / Jochen Littkemann © Robert
Rauschenberg Foundation / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2016

The contemporary art museum in Berlin known as the Hamburger Bahnhof is closely linked to the collection of art assembled by the Berlin businessman Erich Marx. It was Marx’s donation of works from his collection that initiated the transformation of the former train station (Bahnhof), which opened in 1996 as one of the exhibition spaces belonging to Berlin’s National Gallery (Nationalgalerie).

Today, it has become one of the largest museums for contemporary art in the world and has been a permanent home to the works of the Marx Collection for over 20 years.

Andy Warhol Erich Marx, 1978 © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof, Sammlung Marx / Jens Ziehe © VG Bild-Kunst / Artists Rights Society, New York

Andy Warhol Erich Marx, 1978 © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Nationalgalerie im Hamburger
Bahnhof, Sammlung Marx / Jens Ziehe © VG Bild-Kunst / Artists Rights Society, New York

This year, however, the collection – which very rarely leaves the hallowed halls of the Hamburger Bahnhof – is set to be an exception, seeing as a part of the Marx Collection will travel to the National Museum in Wroclaw, a city celebrating its year-long tenure as European Capital of Culture in 2016.

Highlights of the Marx Collection will be on display in Wroclaw, thus creating a link between the cultural imaginations of both cities. The exhibition will be held under the title Summer Rental and feature several exemplary works of well-known artists such as Joseph Beuys, Anselm Kiefer, Robert Rauschenberg, Cy Twombly and Andy Warhol, who form the heart of the collection.

In addition, the exhibition will also highlight Erich Marx’s versatile approach to collecting works of art.

Tickets:

adult – 15 zł
reduced – 10 zł
groups – 5 zł
families – 10 zł (parent), 5 zł (child)
children under 7  – free
students until the age of 26 – 1 zł
An exhibition by the Muzeum Narodowe we Wrocławiu in cooperation with the Nationalgalerie in the Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. The exhibition is part of the programme “Visual Arts” devised for European Capital of Culture Wrocław 2016 (curator Michał Bieniek).

 

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Facts

20.08. – 22.01.2017

TIME

Mon:closed
Tue-Fri: 10 am - 5 pm
Sat: 10 am - 6 pm
Sun: 10 am - 5 pm

LOCATION

The Four Domes Pavilion
Branch of the National Museum in Wrocław
ul. Wystawowa 1
51-618 Wrocław

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