Information for visitors

For the first time we offer a digital game in the exhibition: The game is only available in German.

To obtain a mobile phone, please hand in your ticket or counting card (these are issued to holders of the Art Card or users of other types of tickets) at the kiosk. When leaving the exhibition, the mobile device must be returned at the kiosk and you get your ticket back.

Leaving the exhibition is only possible with this valid ticket!

We Capitalists

From Zero to Turbo

13 March to 30 August 2020

Capitalism is far more than simply an economic system. It is a social order that has shaped our thinking, perception and existence for centuries. Approaching the topic from a cultural and historical perspective, the exhibition examines the fundamental characteristics of capitalism – rationalisation, individualisation, accumulation, money and investment – as well as typically capitalist dynamics such as unrestricted growth and creative crises.

«It is easier to imagine the end of the world than it is to imagine the end of capitalism.» Mark Fisher (after Fredric Jameson), 2009

In a way, this ‘DNA of capitalism’ has long become part of our own DNA. How does capitalism shape our identity and history, for example in terms of our individuality, sense of time, and attitude to material possessions? Can or must we change it – and do we want to?

With a selection of objects taken from the realms of art, history and everyday popular culture, the exhibition sheds light on a complex subject of great social relevance that touches each and every one of us.

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Admission tickets

Would you like to go directly into the exhibition without stopping at the cash register?
Buy Print@home time slot tickets (incl. VRS) online!

€10.80/ €7.90 (concessions) incl. Capitalism Game

Free admission for everyone up to and including the age of 18.
Happy-Hour-Ticket: 7 € (available two hours before the museum closes; individual visitors only, all exhibitions.) Combined ticket for all exhibitions available. More information


Visitors may take photographs in this exhibition. Feel free to share them on social media and please use the official hashtags.
Exceptions are marked accordingly in the exhibition.

Virtual Tour

Show bibliography
  1. Based on a draft of Günter Wallraff's paperback “And subdue the earth”, 1987 © Klaus Staeck
  2. Duane Hanson, Two Workers (detail), 1993, Axel Thünker (photograph), Stiftung Haus der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019
  3. Gerhard Westrich, Village Store in Botiza (Maramuresch) © Gerhard Westrich
  4. Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller, The Seizure, detail, 1847, Wien Museum
  5. Martin Parr, Untitled (The Last Resort), detail, 1983–1986, Tate, London
  6. Johnny Miller, Nairobi, Kenia (Unequal Scenes), detail, 2016–2019 © johnny_miller_photography
  7. Daniela Rossell, Untitled, (Ricas y famosas, Rich and famous), detail, 2002, Tate, London, courtesy the artist and Greene Naftali, New York, Daniela Rossell Daniela Rossell, Untitled, (Ricas y famosas, Rich and famous), detail, 2002, Tate, London, courtesy the artist and Greene Naftali, New York, Daniela Rossell
  8. Andreas Gursky, Greeley, detail, 2002 © Andreas Gursky
  9. Mathias Böhler & Christian Orendt, Give us, Dear, 2013. A cooperation of the Neues Museum Nürnberg with Elke Antonia Schloter and Volker Koch

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Opening hours

Mondays closed
Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m.–9 p.m.
Thursdays–Sundays, 10 a.m.–7 p.m.
(including public holidays even those which fall on Mondays)

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