BREAKING 30 YEARS OF SILENCE — FIVE CONCERTS BRING MUSIC BACK TO THE NEUE NATIONALGALERIE

BREAKING 30 YEARS OF SILENCE — FIVE CONCERTS BRING MUSIC BACK TO THE NEUE NATIONALGALERIE

As you cross the square at the Neue Nationalgalerie, you’ll reach a wide stone balustrade. During these long summer days, the granite is warm from the sun, and nothing is more lovely than lying on it and listening to the sounds of the city as you gaze down into the sculpture garden far below. You can spend hours watching people look at art here, in this modernist Elysium that until the 1980s hosted regular outdoor concerts. Now, after a thirty-year hiatus, new director Klaus Biesenbach is finally resuming that tradition: every weekend for five weeks the garden will host a 45-minute performance. The multi-genre program is called Sound in the Garden and features ÄliceWandermüdAykuCaner teker & Niksi and Deep Gold Band. What ties the acts together is the inspiration behind their pieces, namely the gallery’s current collection “The Art of Society” which will stay open until 22h on the dates of the concerts. After listening, you can go back and see if you can find the inspiring works or discover your very own favorites among art by Renée Sintenis (who, by the way, designed the Berlin Bear), David Black, Bernhard Heiliger and Henri Laurens.
 
Text: Hilka Dirks / Photos: Ludwig Windstosser & Agustin Farias / Credit: VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2022

Sound in the Garden at the Neue Nationalgalerie, Potsdamer Str.50, 10785 Berlin–Schöneberg; map

Admission and bar from 19h. You can find the full program here.

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