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1 million visitors to Kunstmeile Hamburg in 2017

New exhibition spaces and three-day Kunstmeile pass expand offers

A total of 1 million art and culture lovers visited the Kunstmeile Hamburg in 2017. A three-day pass launched in autumn 2017, which is valid for 12 months, gives people access to each of the five institutions – Bucerius Kunst Forum, the Deichtorhallen Hamburg, the Hamburger Kunsthalle, the Kunstverein Hamburg and the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe (MKG) – once, including special exhibitions. The Kunstmeile Hamburg hopes to meet the needs of tourists in particular with this new ticket.


Many different exhibitions will be open to visitors in 2018. The highlights range from works by Francisco Goya, Sergei Eisenstein and Robert Longo in an exhibition called “Proof” in Deichtorhallen. The show offers insights into the positions from which artists reflect on the social, cultural, and political complexities of their times. The Kunsthalle is mounting Germany’s first large-scale monographic exhibition on the English painter Thomas Gainsborough while the Kunstverein will exhibit monographic projects by Jeremy Shaw. Meanwhile, the Bucerius Kunst Forum will zoom in on the works of Anton Corbijn.

The 2018 “Triennial of Photography”, initiated by the photographer and collector F. C. Gundlach, will be held in the Deichtorhallen. From June to September 2018, themes in photography will be the centre of exhibitions in all five buildings under the motto “Breaking Point”. Norbert Kölle, Managing Director of the Kunstmeile, said: “This is an expression of friendly co-operation between all the exhibition halls.”

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