Bucerius Art Forum, HamburgSuperlative art from all eras
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Bucerius Art Forum
Superlative art from all eras
In the heart of Hamburg, right next to the town hall, the Bucerius Art Forum treats visitors to an exciting encounter with classic works of art – interpreted from a contemporary perspective.
Every year, the Art Forum mounts four exhibitions whose spectrum ranges from the classical period to the modern age, and which encourage critical analysis covering all aspects of the fine arts.
Since its foundation in 2002, the Bucerius Art Forum has become one of northern Germany’s leading exhibition venues. Located in a historical building in the middle of Hamburg’s old quarter, on the town hall square, this remarkable, cutting-edge gallery once belonged to the Reichsbank. An extension in autumn 2008 provided the Art Forum with additional premises on the building’s upper floor, allowing it to expand its display space. This second exhibition room acts as a counterpart to the central octagon with its mosaics and columns on the ground floor. Other additions include an events room – the Ian Karan auditorium – a cinema and a studio for the children’s art club.
The Bucerius Art Forum stands out from the wealth of cultural experiences on offer in Hamburg through its core concept: themed exhibitions, right in the city centre, that are open, dynamic and pared down to the essentials. The gallery also operates as a forum for all the arts, providing space for concerts, talks and debates, which take up the theme of the current exhibition and explore it from the perspective of the various art forms.