Hello World

Revising a Collection



ISBN: 9783777430478 Category:

Udo Kittelmann


What could the primarily Western collection of the Nationalgalerie look like today if a global understanding of art had informed its development? Looking at artworks from non-European centres of Modernism and their activities, untold stories and overlooked connections are picked up and developed.

The Nationalgalerie Berlin subjects its collection to a critical revision, focusing on those areas of the collection which are not central to a Western understanding of art. Starting points include Heinrich Vogeler’s turn to the Soviet Union, the Dadaist Tomoyoshi Murayama’s sojourn in 1920s Berlin, and Joseph Beuys’ collaborations with Nicolás García Uriburu. The result is a narrative of art from 1900 to the present which, from a global perspective, selectively takes up and explores historical, international, and transregional connections between artists and cultural contexts.

Additional information

Weight 1983 g
Dimensions 21.8 x 31.9 cm
Publisher name Hirmer Verlag GmbH
Publication date 1 December 2018
Number of pages 432
Format Paperback / softback
Contributors Introduction by Udo Kittelmann and Gabriele Knapstein
Dimensions 21.8 x 31.9 cm
Weight 1983 g