“Moving Is In Every Direction: Environments, Installations, Narrative Spaces”

Hamburger Bahnhof
Invalidenstraße 50-51
March 17–September 3

Curated by Anna-Catharina Gebbers and Gabriele Knapstein

Installation art’s ability to produce, or disrupt, narrative experience—to alternately conjure and complicate linearity through interventions in spatiotemporal conditions—is central to its effects on the activated, decentered spectator it proposes to produce. Taking its title from a comment made by Gertrude Stein on the state of narrative in a lecture at the University of Chicago in 1935, this exhibition represents the largest consideration of the genre’s postwar history ever mounted in Germany. The show is slated to include some forty works by artists such as Marcel Broodthaers, Joseph Beuys, Urs Fischer, Isa Genzken and Wolfgang Tillmans (as a duo), Pipilotti Rist, and Gregor Schneider—installed both inside and outside the Rieckhallen, the massive, low-slung former warehouse adjacent to the Neoclassical train station that serves as the museum’s main building—and will be accompanied by a catalogue in the form of a magazine.