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Every Friday and Saturday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. up to and including August 27, the bar "MIES-liwska," designed by the artist Karsten Konrad, opens on the terrace of the Neue Nationalgalerie for all visitors:inside and offers drinks and music.

SUNDOWNER-BAR an der Neuen Nationalgalerie Berlin
SUNDOWNER-BAR an der Neuen Nationalgalerie Berlin © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Neue Nationalgalerie © Thomas Bruns

The sculptural bar, created especially for the museum's terrace, is based on architectural designs by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. It relates directly to the architecture of the Neue Nationalgalerie with its black and white color concept, as well as references to the iconic roof structure.

The name of the bar "MIES-liwska" is a reference to the bar "Mysliwska" run by Karsten Konrad and Hannes Gruber, which has existed for over 30 years in Kreuzberg in close connection with the art academies of Berlin.

Barbara Kruger's exhibition "Please laugh, Please cry" (until August 27, 2022) is open to the public during special sundowner evenings with extended opening hours from 6 to 10 pm. Here, visitors:inside will be able to view the floor work, designed specifically for the Mies space, during the late evening hours.

The light conditions of the setting sun create an entirely new visual experience of the site-specific work that cannot be experienced during the usual opening hours.Karsten Konrad, born in Würzburg in 1962, studied at the Hochschule der Künste in Berlin and at the Royal College of Art in London with the sculptor David Evison and the performance artist Marina Abramović in the late 1980s. His recurring themes are identity and memory, material and history, structuralism and linguistics, and urbanity and urbanism. For all his works he exclusively uses found objects and thus focuses on sustainability and recycling in his everyday artistic practice. He has presented and exhibited his works worldwide - among others at the Esbjerg Art Museum, Denmark, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Tennispalatsi Art Museum, Helsinki and Berlini-sche Galerie, Berlin. Since 2016, he has been a professor of sculpture at the Berlin University of the Arts.
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Price info: Free admission for children and young people up to the age of 18. Parents pay the participation fee plus admission.

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