Incorporating a range of styles and movements that include Minimal Art, Transavanguardia, Pop Art and contemporary art, the exhibition presents works dealing with individual and societal struggles to attain balance, harmony and stability. At the same time, these works show how transient balance is, once it has been attained.
The exhibition Balance divides the depiction of these dwindling certainties into five thematic sections: the futility of longing for balance, the perception of balance, the tension inherent in interpersonal balancing acts, the imbalance in the relationship between humans and nature, and lastly, the balancing of individual and societal expectations in economic contexts.
The new presentation of the collection in the Kleihueshalle, now reopened following extensive refurbishment, stems from the Sammlung Marx, the Nationalgalerie Collection and loans. Featured are 39 works by artists including Leonor Antunes, Georg Baselitz, Joseph Beuys, Ross Bleckner, Francesco Clemente, Enzo Cucchi, Dan Flavin, Günther Förg, Douglas Gordon, Andreas Gursky, Donald Judd, Gülsün Karamustafa, Anselm Kiefer, Imi Knoebel, Robert Rauschenberg, Ugo Rondinone, Cy Twombly, and Andy Warhol, among others.
A special exhibition by the Nationalgalerie – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
Curated by Nina Schallenberg