Hamburger Kunsthalle shows de Chirico – for the time being online

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Kunsthalle shows de Chirico – for the time being online

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The picture “The wages of the fortune teller” by Georgio de Chirico

“The wages of the fortune teller” (detail) by Giorgio de Chirico

Source: Hamburger Kunsthalle / de Chirico

The opening of the exhibition will be shown live on the Internet. The Hamburger Kunsthalle and other museums are trying to stay in contact with their audiences through digital offers despite the lockdown

Er is considered to be one of the most important forerunners of Surrealism and New Objectivity: The Hamburger Kunsthalle opens digitally on Thursday evening (7 p.m.) by Livestream with “Magical Reality” an exhibition on the Italian artist Giorgio de Chirico (1888–1978). Until April 25th, 35 of his metaphysical images from American and European institutions as well as hidden private collections can be seen. “The iconic images of sun-drenched, empty spaces in which time seems to stand still, are particularly haunting and topical today,” said the Kunsthalle.

A total of more than 80 masterpieces from over 50 collections worldwide by de Chirico, Carlo Carrà, Giorgio Morandi, Alberto Magnelli, Alexander Archipenko, Pablo Picasso as well as Arnold Böcklin and Max Klinger can be discovered.

Livestream for the opening and photo documentation

Since the show will only be accessible to visitors on site after the corona-related closure has been lifted, the Kunsthalle offers numerous digital offers on its website: In addition to the live stream for the opening, there is a photographic documentation of the exhibition and a picture gallery of selected works as well detailed texts. An audio tour with 20 selected works can be downloaded free of charge from the Kunsthalle app. From February 5, there will also be a short film about the exhibition. The offer is supplemented by activities on social media channels.

Numerous other Hamburg museums have also expanded their digital offerings due to the corona pandemic. The Bucerius Kunstforum is offering a digital tour of the exhibition on the French cubist Georges Braque (1882–1963). In the “Curator’s View @Home” series, Kathrin Baumstark, curator of the exhibition and artistic director of the Bucerius Kunstforum, presents selected exhibits from the exhibition.

Online tours through the Deichtorhallen

The Deichtorhallen also offer online tours of their current exhibitions, including a large show about the South African artist William Kentridge. More than 100 videos are available free of charge on the YouTube channel, including interviews, documentaries and insights into the exhibitions. The Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe refers to the digital channels Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube and reports there on the exhibitions “School of Consequences. Exercises for a Different Life ”and“ Together! The New Architecture of the Community ”.


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