After six years, one of Berlin’s most beautiful museums is back: Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s Neue Nationalgalerie is opening its doors once again this Sunday (22.08.2021) following renovation work by David Chipperfield Architects. The long-awaited reopening brings a new presentation of the gallery’s collection as well as solo exhibitions by Alexander Calder and Rosa Barba. The city’s gallerists saw a good reason to celebrate, including Marie-Blanche Carlier and Mehdi Chouakri who are accompanying the reopening with a contemporary exhibition program of their own. More than 30 Berlin galleries have joined forces for Sunday Open featuring Mies in Mind, presenting new and existing works that pay homage to the Neue Nationalgalerie and the man who built it. Thomas Ruff, for example, focuses on Mies van der Rohe’s creations with an exhibition at the Konrad Fischer Galerie, while Isabell Heimerdinger devotes herself to the architect’s typography at Mehdi Chouakri.
Text: Laura Storfner / Credit: © Thomas Ruff / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2021 Courtesy Sprüth Magers; Wilhelm Lachnit, Arbeiter mit Maschine © Manfred Wenzel © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Nationalgalerie / Jörg P. Anders; © BBR / Marcus Ebener / Ludwig Mies van der Rohe / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021
Neue Nationalgalerie, Potsdamer Str.50, 10785 Berlin–Tiergarten; map
The Art of Society 1900–1945. The Nationalgalerie Collection, 22.08.2021–02.07.2023
Rosa Barba. In a Perpetual Now, 22.08.2021–16.01.2022
Alexander Calder. Minimal / Maximal, 22.08.2021–13.02.2022
Tickets can be booked online.
Sunday Open featuring Mies in Mind, 20–22.08.2021, at various venues in Berlin, Fri–Sat 11–19h Sun 10–18h