Bucerius Kunst Forum to Move into New Space at the Beginning of 2018
In 2018 the Bucerius Kunst Forum will move into a new exhibition space in the same building along Alter Wall. The successful concept of exhibitions which focus on a specific topic will continue on a single floor. The highly popular program of events will have its own floor with an auditorium and an atrium. The service areas will be more spacious and redesigned around the needs of visitors. Exhibitions will continue without a break during the relocation.
Since the Bucerius Kunst Forum opened its doors to the public in the fall of 2002, it has delighted art lovers with exhibitions that are marked by high-quality objects, international loans and thematic complexity. Because of its growing success with around of 200,000 visitors per year and three to four events per week, the capacity of the current space has reached its limit. Expansion or an alternative location for the service and event areas in the current facilities is also not possible. "With the renovation of the building on Alter Wall, we have the unique opportunity for the Bucerius Kunst Forum to move into new facilities in the same building with an entrance directly across from the Rathaus courtyard," explains Dr. Andreas Hoffmann, Managing Director.
In the new rooms on the Rathaus the exhibition facilities will move into a more spacious service area which is better suited to the needs of the public. The extensive program of events, including readings, concerts, discussions and lectures, will be held on its own floor. With the new auditorium and an atrium, the space for events will double. The size of the exhibitions will remain the same since the concept of focused exhibitions has received widespread recognition. The new rooms will have the great advantage of being presented on a single floor.
The new lease is for 30 years, giving the Bucerius Kunst Forum a long-term perspective. "With this move, the ZEIT-Stiftung will be present on the Hamburg Rathaus showing high-calibre exhibitions for the next 30 years," says Prof. Dr. Michael Göring, Chairman of the Board of the ZEIT-Stiftung. In 2018, the last show in the old space will end and a seamless transition will be made with the opening of the following exhibition at the new facility.