To mark the 25-year anniversary of Deichtorhallen Hamburg, an extensive exhibition on »Picasso in Contemporary Art” has been inaugurated on 1 April 2015, which will be held until 12 July 2015. As the reopening in the Deichtorhallen’s intensively renovated and modernised Hall for Contemporary Art, the show is dedicated to the overwhelming spectrum of modern and contemporary artists’ perspectives on Picasso.
Picasso Show Without A Single Picasso
With approximately 200 works on loan – from London’s Tate Modern and Paris’s Centre Pompidou, among others – created by 90 internationally known artists, the show deals with Picasso and his impact on art without showing a single Picasso. Ranging between veneration, intellectual assimilation, and reinterpretation, the works by extremely famous artists, such as Georg Baselitz, Brassaï, Sophie Calle, Marlene Dumas, Jasper Johns, Martin Kippenberger, Roy Lichtenstein, and Robert Longo demonstrate the current relevance of Picasso’s work.
16 Million Euro Redevelopment
After its extensive, 17-month renovation, the large North Hall of the Deichtorhallen Hamburg now meets the highest international standards for art exhibitions. Renovated and fully modernised in three naves , the North Hall now offers 4,250 square metres of GFA. Of this total, 3,100 square metres are fully dedicated to exhibitions. The larger one of Deichtorhallen’s two halls thus claims to have the largest exhibition space for contemporary art in Europe.