• Positionenheutiger Kunst”; “Stationen Der Moderne

    Nationalgalerie; Berlinische Galerie

    The sense of being at the end of a century provokes various cultural undertakings. On the one hand, we see a “revision of modernity,” an attempt to transcend Modernist concepts and launch a discourse characterized by the buzzword “post-Modernism.” On the other hand, we find large-scale efforts to sum up and record the quintessential achievements of this century. At the end of a year promoting Berlin as the “Culture City of Europe,” two events here constituted exemplary models of both kinds of endeavors.

    One such event was the Nationalgalerie’s exhibition “Positionen Heutiger Kunst” (Positions of

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