The Bucerius Kunst Forum looked back Tuesday (January 3) on 2016 with an excellent 224,000 visitors. The exhibitions “Picasso. Window to the World” exhibition, “The World Upside Down. Hieronymus Bosch’s Century” and the “Venice. City of Artists” proved visitor magnets. Andreas Hoffmann, Managing Director, expressed satisfaction with the results, saying: “224,000 visitors is an excellent figure for the Bucerius Kunst Forum. I am especially pleased that we are able to increase on the previous year’s excellent figures as well.”
The Picasso exhibition interpreted windows as a painted theory of pictures and included around 40 works lent by international collections such as the Museum Picasso in Barcelona, Museo Picasso in Malaga, Musée Picasso in Paris, the Tate in London, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, New York’s Museum of Modern Art and the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. The Hieronymus Bosch exhibition marked 500 years since his death and highlighted scenes of hell and the dramatic depictions of sin that characterized Dutch art in the sixteenth century.
Sold out music and literature events
The “Venice. City of Artists” exhibition continues until January 15, 2017 and focuses on the intense experiences triggered by the city and their transformation into art. Thanks to the biennale, Venice has remained a meeting place for artists. The exhibition presents paintings of Venice by Carpaccio, Canaletto, Tiepolo, Turner, Ruskin, Corot, Monet and Kandinsky. An event programme running parallel to the exhibition has sold out very quickly and included top class concerts, readings, lectures and discussions
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