Companies across Hamburg exhibiting "Add Art" from November 17-20

Budding artists now getting exhibition spaces in firms and institutions
14 November 2022

Companies across Hamburg will be opening their exhibition spaces to promising young artists from November 17-20, 2022 as part of "Add Art". Paintings, photographs, street art, experimental art and textile works will be on show and artists will receive sponsorships as well. 

Art for more exchange, reflection and inspiration in companies

Mutual interest is rebounding after two tough years and companies are "opening up again" said Hubertus von Barby, Director of Add Art. "Both sides can benefit from each other now more than ever. On the one hand, artists can present their works to a larger audience while art can offer food for thought and talks and offer companies an inspiration." Seventeen companies and institutions including the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce, Stilwerk and the Grand Elysée Hamburg are joining forces with artists and some companies are even starting their own collections or art forums.


© Julia Vollstädt
Painting by Julia Vollstädt

Street art - experimental contemporary art

The digital agency, Sitegeist, is debuting this year and will showcase works under the theme of  "Streetgeist - the urban streetart collection". Highlights include works by Banksy, Shepard Fairey (Obey) and Mr. Brainwash. Other young established artists with links to Hamburg will exhibit their works in Stilwerk, The Generation Forest co-operative and in the Post Kultur start-up in Blankenese. Nineteen works by students of the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW) will also be exhibited. Works in the Lohmann Konzept's collection as well as 20th and 21st century paintings by artists from Hamburg and northern Germany and now in the Grand Elysée Hamburg's collection will also be on display.

Add Art to boost entrepreneurial art funding

The "Add Art" initiative hopes to stir up even keener interest in art and to give companies an incentive to promote works by young artists in co-operation with HAW Hamburg. The Add Art Award for young artists is donated by the Sparkassen-Stiftung Holstein and honours the best works with a bursary of EUR 2,000. The winner is chosen by a jury. An audience award of EUR 1,000 will also be presented. The initiators pay the exhibitors a fixed fee or purchase a work. More information can be found on the website.