The starting point of the exhibition is a selection of objects dated from 1908 to the present — paintings, sculptures, prints and photographs — from the Kunsthalle Rostock collection. It will also offer an impression of the Kunsthalle Rostock’s atmosphere and program by including furnishings and documentation of past exhibitions. These artworks, which may be seen in the exhibition hall of the former industrial complex of the Stiftung Reinbeckhallen, in Berlin-Schöneweide, alongside a selection of works from the collection of the host institution, reveal conceptual and thematic similarities between both institutions. These are complemented by works created by contemporary artists who have exhibited at Kunsthalle Rostock in recent years: Norbert Bisky, Leiko Ikemura, Uwe Kowski, Ute Mahler & Werner Mahler, Konrad & Andreas Mühe, Chiharu Shiota, and Sergei Tchoban. Both spaces are thus responding to the demand of the present for a common dialogue and the necessity of moving closer together.
The project is supported by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe, and the Ministry of Education and Culture of the State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.
Curator: Tereza de Arruda in cooperation with the Stiftung Reinbeckhallen and the Kunsthalle Rostock