Since 12 May 2020 Neues Museum is open to visitors again.
Due to the Corona pandemic we developed in coordination with the responsible authorities comprehensive protection and hygiene measures in order to make your visit as safe as possible.
We kindly ask for your understanding and look forward to welcoming you back again.
Franz Erhard Walther’s Gelbmodellierung (Yellow Modelling, 1980-81) is one of the “wall formations” he made between 1978 and 1986. Within the series, this work stands out not only on account of its size (11 x 5 metres). In a unique connection between artwork and architectural space, Walther treats the museum wall as a plinth for his work, which viewers can approach in the modes of “before”, “beside” or “inside” that are so important to the artist. Only in the public’s actual or imagined interaction with the artwork is the artwork itself completed.
The renewed presentation of this work, which the artist himself counts among his key works, is made possible by a permanent loan from the Kerstin Hiller & Helmut Schmelzer Collection.