Honey, I Rearranged The Collectiong

#3 Bouncing in the Corner. Surveying Space

The Hamburger Kunsthalle owns an important collection of international contemporary art from the 1960s to the present. One of the museum’s central missions is to preserve its collection for future generations and to continue to expand it through acquisitions and gifts. At the same time, it is a great pleasure to keep the collection alive and accessible to our visitors by presenting the works in changing constellations. HONEY, I REARRANGED THE COLLECTION tells of the joy of working with such a rich collection, highlighting its narrative abundance and diversity.

HONEY, I REARRANGED THE COLLECTION – originally the title of a work group by the American artist Allen Ruppersberg – is a cordial invitation to (re)discover the Hamburger Kunsthalle’s collection of contemporary art. The large-scale presentation has been conceived to span a period of three years, with each year dedicated to a central realm of human knowledge and experience. The first exhibition addresses the relationship between people and things, the second will focus on interpersonal relationships, and the last on how we relate to the space that surrounds us.

# 1     The Magic of Things. Perfidious Objects (2016)
# 2     Help Me Hurt Me. Between Care and Cruelty (2017) 
           A Tribute to Bruce Nauman on his 75th Birthday
# 3     Bouncing in the Corner. Surveying Space (2018)

Like characters in a play, some artworks will put in a cameo appearance in individual scenes and then disappear again. Others will be »on stage« continuously throughout all three parts of the presentation, offering the opportunity to re-interpret them in these changing contexts.

Supported by: Deutsche Bank AG

 #3 Bouncing in the Corner. Surveying Space

How do we perceive space? What role do our own actions, experiences, memories and ideas play in our awareness of our surroundings? How do we situate ourselves in space, what place do we occupy? How are socio-political (power) structures manifested in space? These are the main questions in the third and last part of the series HONEY, I REARRANGED THE COLLECTION. Things, relationships and space - these are essential human fields of perception that are studied within this series. 

With works by Nevin Aladağ, Christian Boltanski, Stanley Brouwn, Hreinn Friðfinnsson, Isa Genzken, Mona Hatoum, Rebecca Horn, Jan Köchermann, Gordon Matta-Clark, Michaela Melián, Olaf Metzel, Bruce Nauman, Dennis Oppenheim, Manfred Pernice, Sigmar Polke, Gerhard Richter, Gregor Schneider, Thomas Schütte, Sara Sizer, Monika Sosnowska, Annette Streyl, Rosemarie Trockel, Jane & Louise Wilson

Performance by Bruce Nauman

»Untitled (Performance Proposal for Leverkusen)« (1969), the mental exercise by Bruce Nauman has been re-enacted during the opening and the Lange Nacht der Museen Hamburg 2018 with the artist's approval.

Performer: Benita-Immanuel Grosser, Y8