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From 29th of April 2023 we are visible again: at the invitation of the ZKM | Centre for Art and Media, the highlights of the Kunsthalle collection will be presented there.






After the Kunsthalle’s closure in November 2021, at last, they can be seen again for the first time: the highlights of the Kunsthalle collection from the late Middle Ages to the present will be displayed on around 2,000 m². The new context also offers the opportunity for a change of perspective: the familiar works will present themselves in a new and different way in the galleries of the ZKM – designed by the exhibition architecture firm Merz+Merz.

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The prologue is formed by a cinematic “threshold space” by Anna Henckel Donnersmarck. The multi-channel projection visualises the actual location of the art, the abandoned building on Hans-Thoma-Strasse.

New emphases in the tour are laid by a first-rate donation of paintings from the early modern period, excerpts from a new photographic collection, a freshly restored major work and rarely shown graphic works from the Kupferstichkabinett (gallery of prints). The presentation is intended as a flexible proposition for discussion, to which further presentations in the Orangerie and the Junge Kunsthalle on Hans-Thoma-Strasse will be added in 2023.


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