BALTIC RAW - Open Museum

17 August to 30 September 2012
Plateau in front of the Gallery of Contemporary Art


BALTIC RAW Open Museum
Baltic Raw 2012, Ausschnitt, Photo: Yvonne Schmedemann

The Gallery of Contemporary Art welcomes a special guest to its 15th anniversary celebrations: for a period of six weeks, the Hamburg-based artists' group BALTIC RAW is transforming the plateau in front of the Hamburger Kunsthalle into an artistic venue called the Open Museum. The project is based around a simple, open-sided plywood structure and a number of satellite-like display units, which can be compared to walk-in wooden sculptures. The modular spatial elements have been built according to principles of serial construction and provide a simple, functional architectural framework for a wide-ranging programme of visual art, performance, film and musical events. The Open Museum is a site of open-ended, participatory activities where things are constantly developing and evolving, and visitors are encouraged to see themselves as participants and contributors. These transitory, open forms of production provide an opportunity to reflect upon what a museum is or can be, and at the same time they are an artistic reflection upon how social participation in public space can be established and promoted.

Founded in 2002 in Hamburg, BALTIC RAW is a group of artists, architects and dramatists gathered around Berndt Jasper, Móka Farkas and Christoph Janiesch. The programme of the Open Museum has been curated by BALTIC RAW.

Opening hours of the Open Museum: the Open Museum is open all day for visitors to view; events taking place on selected evenings will start between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Admission: free

Curator, Hamburger Kunsthalle: Dr. Brigitte Kölle

For full details of the Open Museum programme please visit www.balticraw.org.


  • Baltic Raw, Open Museum auf dem Plateau der Galerie der Gegenwart, 01.08.2012, © Hamburger Kunsthalle, Photo: Wolfgang Ernst
  • Baltic Raw, Open Museum auf dem Plateau der Galerie der Gegenwart, 01.08.2012, © Hamburger Kunsthalle, Photo: Wolfgang Ernst
  • Baltic Raw, Open Museum auf dem Plateau der Galerie der Gegenwart, 01.08.2012, © Hamburger Kunsthalle, Photo: Wolfgang Ernst
  • Baltic Raw, Open Museum auf dem Plateau der Galerie, der Gegenwart, 15.08.2012, © Hamburger Kunsthalle,  Photo: Wolfgang Ernst
  • Baltic Raw, Open Museum auf dem Plateau der Galerie, der Gegenwart, 15.08.2012, © Hamburger Kunsthalle,  Photo: Wolfgang Ernst
  • Baltic Raw, Open Museum auf dem Plateau der Galerie, der Gegenwart, 15.08.2012, © Hamburger Kunsthalle,  Photo: Wolfgang Ernst
  • With the generous support of:
    Zillmer Stiftung

  • Rudolf Augstein Stiftung

  • Hamburger Architektursommer
  • hamburgische Kulturstiftung
  • Arndt und Bleibohm
  • Kulturbehörde Hamburg
  • Pilsner Urquell
  • Quantum

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