Berlin Museum: the train station to understand

Berlin's new grief is the "Hamburger Bahnhof", the "Museum für Gegenwart", the shows in a former train station building of the nineteenth century, modern a

Berlin Museum: the train station to understand

Berlin's new grief is the "Hamburger Bahnhof", the "Museum für Gegenwart", the shows in a former train station building of the nineteenth century, modern art from 1960 to the present. The story of this Museum was from the beginning an adventure. After the contractor Erich Marx had offered in the eighties in the city of Berlin, his art collection, which contains significant works of Beuys, Twombly, and artists of Pop Art, "available", leaving Berlin with state funds, the Bahnhofsbau to the Museum rebuild. This "Museum for the present" shows since 1996, Marx's collection, together with works of the New national gallery and the Prussian cultural heritage Foundation took over ownership and running costs.

Niklas Maak

editor in the features section.

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As out of the Museum works from the Marx collection, with the value label "state museums of Berlin" were sold, wanted to see, among other things, this newspaper, the Contract with Marx, which was built with tax money is a large Museum and maintained. But as it turned out, there were no contracts. Late, you made a contract with Marx. While some have asked whether it makes sense to build with state funds, huge houses, high mixed private collections, instead of from private collections to solicit the best pieces for public houses, gathered in Berlin in search of the world through material accumulation more private collections: in 2004, repeated the Flick collection Berlin, the rieck halls were built for them as an extension of the Hamburger Bahnhof.

art is belonged to as a sausage counter

What is wanted at that time nobody knew, or know, or disturbing The Hamburger Bahnhof, in the public Hand has invested hundreds of millions of Mark, and that was not the Foundation or Berlin, but the train, because the Soviet occupying power, the building served before the war as a Museum, kept after 1945, for a working station, and him, how the "world" demonstrated recently, therefore, the railway assets struck. After the privatisation of the Railways in 1994, all properties were outsourced to the "without relation", one of which is the Hamburg train station.

the privatisation of the Railways led to bizarre detours on the way to a Museum in crisis: from Now on, the Vivico Real Estate GmbH took care of the old railway area behind the Museum, where the Developer designed a city similar to the system object called "Europe City". It was art friendly: Wilhelm Brandt, spokesperson for the property developer Vivico, said at that time, the museums have nothing to fear, because with art, it was "like a meat counter, the larger the selection, the better". The to desirable sausages declared Berlin's cultural politicians were not Worried and also no use of its right of first refusal for the monument to the Hamburger Bahnhof. As of 2007, the joint-stock company, CA Immo takes over the Vivico, is therefore also the Museum in your hands. For the completion of the European City with the rieck halls are to be demolished, so Flick angry from Berlin, and subtracting.

Younger presence in the train station

The collection of Marx to move from 2026 to as a "barn" known-new "Museum of Modern art" at the cultural forum, another in the core to three private collections around built state Museum, the heard prior to the start of construction, a everywhere except in Berlin as a "sensitive" perceived price to increase to 450 million Euro construction costs, the places in Berlin with reference to the world of art shown on the table. It is the second Museum that will be built with taxpayers ' money, among other things, for Marx, while no reputable buying and personnel budgets for the existing public houses.

Updated Date: 01 July 2020, 12:19

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