01 Feb 2024

Port des Lumières in Hamburg to Open Soon

Port des Lumières in Hamburg to Open Soon

(eap) The French operator of museums and art centres Culturespaces will open its new permanent exhibition centre for immersive art in Hamburg this spring. Under the name “Port des Lumières”, the centre will be located in the Westfield Hamburg Überseequartier in the HafenCity district and will present various artists and their works in the form of immersive worlds on an exhibition space of around 1,700 square metres. Among other things, 80 video projectors, 50 loudspeakers and 30 servers will be used for the installations. The artistic prelude to the opening of Port des Lumières in Hamburg will be the “Gold and Colour” experience world with works by Gustav Klimt (1862-1948), which has already celebrated great success at Atelier des Lumières in Paris, as well as an homage to the Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser (1928-2000). The immersive art worlds will change at intervals of up to a year, with the experiences themselves lasting between 20 and 40 minutes.

“Hamburg is not only an attractive location for us as the second largest city in Germany. We were also impressed by the cultural diversity of this cosmopolitan, modern city. Here you can find the most northern savoir-vivre in the world,” says Bruno Monnier, President and founder of Culturespaces, and assures: “We are coming to stay. This allows us to plan for the long term and invest on a completely different scale – in technology, architecture and an optimised visitor experience, for example. That is a clear competitive advantage.”

Since 2012, the Paris-based company Culturespaces has created nine digital art exhibitions worldwide, including in Paris, Amsterdam and New York. In January 2023, Phoenix des Lumières in Dortmund opened as the company’s first exhibition centre in Germany. The programmes “Dalí: The Endless Enigma”, “Gaudí: Architecture of Imagination” and “3 Movements” can currently be experienced there. In Paris alone, the Atelier des Lumières attracts over one million visitors every year. ■

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