Architecture

Architecture

Museum für Gegenwartskunst The Museum for Contamporary Art Siegen
Photo Roman Mensing
Treppenturm mit Installation Broken Circle Stair tower with installation of Diana Thater, Broken Circle, 1997/2001
(c) 2001 Diana Thater. Photo Roman Mensing
For Professor Josef P. Kleihues (1993–2004), the rebuilding and new construction of the Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen was the ninth museum project he had been able to realize. With his work in Siegen, Kleihues was especially interested in the productive tension between the old and new fabric of the building, between tradition and modernism. Thus, he expanded the old building, erected as a telegraph office in 1894, by adding a new building facing the Schlossplatz, which is partly veiled by a free-standing concrete wall. A video screen is installed at this exposed location, directly above the main entrance. As an element shaping the façade, the video screen not only has a real function, but a symbolic one as well: it mediates between the inside and the outside, between art and the public.

Opening hours

Daily
Thursday
Monday
Open on holidays

11 - 6
11 - 8
closed


Admission

Adults
Reduced

5.90 €
4.60 €

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Information

Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen
Unteres Schloss 1
57072 Siegen

Phone:
+49 (0) 271 405 77 0
Fax:
+49 (0) 271 405 77 32
E-Mail:
info@mgk-siegen.de


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