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Hamburger Bahnhof is showing "Fred Sandback. Simple Facts" trend-setting spatial installations by the legendary artist of Minimal Art.

From installation to conceptual art, from minimalism to site-specific work: many art forms that are still relevant today, the US artist had already dedicated himself to early on. 20 years after his death, this solo exhibition invites us to discover one of the most influential artists* of the 20th century.

Although his works have been shown internationally since 1968 - especially in German-speaking countries - this is his first solo museum presentation in Berlin.

The works on display are based on a 1975 work by Sandback (1943-2003) originally conceived for the Kunstraum München: "64 Variations of a Three-Part Sculpture." The position of the sculptures will be changed again and again throughout the duration of the exhibition so that all 64 variations can be presented. A selection of seminal installations and archival materials from several decades contextualizes the Munich series within Sandback's artistic oeuvre. Among them is an early sculpture by the artist made of elastic cord from 1969 from the collection of the National Gallery.

The works make references to different aspects of Sandback's practice, for example, beginning in the 1960s he created what he called "drawings in space" out of yarn or elastic cord. With precision and extreme economy of means, he created iconic sculptural installations uniquely dedicated to the relationship of the visible object to the invisible space.

  • "Fred Sandback. Simple Facts" is curated by Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath, directors Hamburger Bahnhof - Nationalgalerie der Gegenwart.

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Opening hours: Tue, Wed, Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Thu 10 am - 8 pm, Sat + Sun 11 am - 6 pm