Bill Hams

May 6 – August 17, 2020

Christo and Jeanne-Claude
Projects 1963–2020

Ingrid & Thomas Jochheim Collection

Christo and Jeanne-Claude are among the most popular artist couples of our time. More than almost any other artistic working and living community, they succeeded in breaking through the boundaries of the art world and in arousing the enthusiasm of a broad public, across all social strata, for their shrouding of buildings and their installations in large landscape spaces.
The PalaisPopulaire presents works from the Jochheim Collection, which traces the history of their spectacular large-scale projects. The focus is on the wrapping of the Reichstag, which made the Berlin parliament building shine in a unique way twenty-five years ago, but rare early objects are also on view.

Photo: Christo and Jeanne-Claude in front of Wrapped Reichstag, Berlin 1995. © Wolfgang Volz

Schwarz-weiß Fotografie: Wald mit vielen strahlenden Punkte

June 10, 2020 – February 8, 2021

Time Present
Photography from the Deutsche Bank Collection

It is a journey through time in several respects. Encompassing over 60 works, Time Present at the PalaisPopulaire unfolds a panorama of contemporary photographic art. The exhibition presents a broad spectrum of international photography collected by Deutsche Bank over the course of four decades. Alongside well-known names such as Hiroshi Sugimoto, Gerhard Richter, and Mathilde ter Heijne, new acquisitions for the collection by Gauri Gill and Viviane Sassen will be on view.

Photo: Tokihiro Sato, Kashimagawa #352, 1998

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Coming soon

Han Kang: White Thread

Han Kang is one of the most prominent literary voices in South Korea. The author, born in 1970, became internationally known with her novel The Vegetarian, for which she received the Man Booker International Prize in 2016. The White Book, which was published in 2016 in South Korea and in 2017 in England, marks a new phase in Han Kang's work. It is a meditation on the death of her older sister, who died as a newborn shortly after the delivery. The starting point for the narrative is a list of white things connected with the life and death of the sister: bandages, salt, rice, bones, tablets, hair, breast milk, and mist. Han Kang takes up the leitmotif of mourning, healing, and reconstruction in her simultaneously developed White Thread performances, which also appear as photographs in the book.

On the occasion of the German translation of The White Book the PalaisPopulaire with the international literature festival berlin in cooperation with the Aufbau Verlag, are presenting the exhibition White Thread, which documents Han Kang's work as a visual artist for the first time in Germany, with video installations, sculptures, live performances, and workshops.

Han Kang: Still from Pebble, Salt, Ice, 2018 © Han Kang