Port of Lights is located in the new Westfield Hamburg Überseequartier in HafenCity and is the first immersive art center in Hamburg. It presents digital exhibitions dedicated to the great names in art history. Young and old come here to enjoy a unique experience, explore boundless universes and be transported to the heart of art.

On April 25, Port des Lumières, the first permanent exhibition center for immersive art in the Hanseatic city, will open in the new Westfield Hamburg Überseequartier in HafenCity. A total of three exhibitions will be on display at the opening: One of them, entitled "Gold and Color", is dedicated to Gustav Klimt and other personalities from the Viennese art scene. In "Hundertwasser: In the footsteps of the Vienna Secession", visitors are literally immersed in the work of the famous painter and architect, which is deeply rooted in respect for nature and people. With "Journey: Contemporary Creation", the third exhibition takes visitors on an experimental journey that focuses on the creation of photons, one of the primary elements of light.

GUSTAV KLIMT: GOLD AND COLOR
In imperial Vienna in the late 19th century, Gustav Klimt was one of the most important decorative painters of the magnificent buildings on the Ringstrasse. At the beginning of the new century, he was the leading painter and president of the Vienna Secession, a movement that wanted to break away from academic art. Klimt, who was as famous as he was controversial, paved the way for modern painting. The color gold and the decorative motifs that are characteristic of his work symbolize this artistic revolution. The immersive exhibition shows the works that represent Klimt's oeuvre and to which he owes his fame: his "Golden Period", his portraits and landscapes.

"Gustav Klimt. Gold and Color" © Culturespaces / Marijn van Laerhoven

"Gustav Klimt. Gold and Color" © Culturespaces / Marijn van Laerhoven

This immersive exhibition also shows works by great artists of the Viennese scene such as Egon Schiele and Friedensreich Hundertwasser, who were inspired by Klimt's work. Driven by the artistic hustle and bustle towards the end of the 19th century, Schiele created a new way of depicting landscapes and the human body. Hundertwasser, on the other hand, lends his architectural structures and paintings a symbolic dimension. This artistic opening program invites you to immerse yourself in the colorful and luminous works of Gustav Klimt as well as the works of his contemporaries and those he inspired.
The immersive exhibition takes visitors on a journey through a century of Viennese painting. It offers unique access to Klimt's works and those of his successors. Discover Viennese painting from the end of the 19th and 20th centuries through impressive portraits, landscapes, nudes and compositions in color and gold.
From April 25, 2024

"Hundertwasser: In the footsteps of the Vienna Secession" © Culturespaces / Eric Spiller

"Hundertwasser: In the footsteps of the Vienna Secession" © Culturespaces / Eric Spiller

Hundertwasser: In the footsteps of the Vienna Secession
This exhibition immerses you in the work of Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser (1928 - 2000), a painter and architect who became the heir to the Vienna Secession several decades later. He embodies a new artistic style that is strongly influenced by the revolution initiated by Klimt. His painting and architecture, deeply rooted in total respect for nature and man, reach back to the source of life and the elements. Like Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele, the artist abandons perspective in favor of a succession of planes. Just like them, he prefers a more expressive line, from which irregular forms emerge, to the straight line: "The straight line is a man-made danger [...], [as it] is alien to man, to life, to the whole of creation".
Hundertwasser's painting is an explosion of color that embodies the source of life and the natural elements in an endless spiral. His artistic work on the homogeneity of architecture and people is reinterpreted here with the help of techniques from computer graphics and video animation and is transformed in the. Port des Lumières into a parkour of fragmented, digitized images. The artist's ideal city unfolds on the imposing façades of the Port des Lumières and to the rhythm of the music in a large dynamic fresco of shapes and colors. Cut-outs of irregular shapes bring the colorful paintings to life and organic lines create a utopian world. Move freely through the exhibition and become part of the breathtaking works yourself!
from April 25, 2024

"Journey" © NOHLAB, Culturespaces

"Journey" © NOHLAB, Culturespaces

Journey: contemporary creation
As a winner of the IMMERSIVE ART FESTIVAL 2019, the Turkish collective NOHLAB is showing an exhibition entitled "Journey".
"Journey" is an experimental journey that focuses on the creation of photons, one of the primary elements of light. The journey describes the transmission of photons through all layers of the eye (iris, vitreous body, optic nerve...) to the neurons and their conversion into electrical signals. It describes the process of converting photons into a form that our brain can perceive.
Nohlab is a studio specializing in the production of interdisciplinary experiments involving art, design and technology. It creates a link between the digital and our reality while questioning the relationship between technology, art and design. Nohlab creates tools, models and stories in which the connection between humans and technology takes on different forms.
from April 25, 2024

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