The Kunsthalle – hosted by the ZKM
At last, soon 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.
or contemporary positions such as Sean Scully – the presentation at the ZKM will show a cross-section of the Kunsthalle collection across the centuries.
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.
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.