PHOTO: © X-D-E-P-O-T - Patrizia Hamm


In the organizer's words:


The Neue Sammlung, the design museum in the Pinakothek der Moderne, is opening a new versatile space in the form of the X-D-E-P-O-T.

This 600 square meter room already exists on the second basement floor in the west wing of the Pinakothek der Moderne with a direct connection to the exhibition rooms of the Neue Sammlung. Contrary to its original plans, the room originally intended as a display depot could not be opened with the Pinakothek der Moderne and was used as a museum depot in the past.

The publicly accessible X-D-E-P-O-T offers many new possibilities. The Neue Sammlung displays its collection on a larger scale and thus presents it even more comprehensively - and in a very specific and original way. Like image sequences, objects are arranged in constellations that visualize various themes. These include material, form and color contexts as well as design categories, contemporary styles or current discourses. Visitors gain an insight into the history of the collection of the oldest design museum in the world as well as into the content-related issues of modern and contemporary design.

With X-D-E-P-O-T, Die Neue Sammlung also enters into the current debates on the shape of (design) museums. Museums, and design museums in particular, are no longer understood as institutions that merely present their collections statically as a final result. Rather, the current focus is on the creation of architectures that enable different semantics in terms of space, time and narrative. In the X-D-E-P-O-T , the things exhibited and presented tell a different story, of their diversity, of the simultaneity of the non-simultaneous, of the process of an idea and its realization.

The X-D-E-P-O-T of Die Neue Sammlung, together with its collection area and temporary exhibitions, forms a new visionary triad that redefines the understanding of museum institution, collection and exhibition as well as viewing, mediation and visitor involvement.

This content has been machine translated.

Price information:

10 euros | reduced 7 euros | Sunday admission 1 euro | day ticket 12 euros


Pinakothek der Moderne Kunstareal - Barer Straße 40 80333 München

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