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Terence Koh, Bee Chapel (detail), 2015. Photo: Terence Koh
1 August 2019 - 30 August 2019
Bee Chapel HafenCity Terence Koh

Singapore-born Canadian artist Terence Koh has developed the work Bee Chapel Hafencity, in which he personally invites visitors to linger. For one month, Koh stages the garden installation on the Störtebeker Ufer as an open refuge and open air residence - for himself, for the guests of the garden, and for a swarm of bees.

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Date 1 August 2019 - 30 August 2019
Location Störtebeker Ufer,
20457 Hamburg
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Julius von Bismarck, Benjamin Maus, Richard Wilhelmer, Public Face, 2018, Image by Carsten Dammann
Since Autumn 2018
Public Face Julius von Bismarck, Benjamin Maus, Richard Wilhelmer

The first project, since November 2018, involves the installation on Kibbelsteg Bridge of a sculpture entitled Public Face by artists Julius von Bismarck, Benjamin Maus and Richard Wilhelmer. The seven-metre tall smiley face made of steel and neon tubes is designed to reflect people’s collective mood in the district by looking sad, angry, surprised – or indeed smiley. Sited on the oldest bridge connecting the city centre, the old warehouse district and HafenCity, the figure is visible from afar to pedestrians, from the U-Bahn metro trains, and from street traffic, particularly in the evening hours and at night.

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Date Since Autumn 2018
Location Kibbelstegbrücke,
20457 Hamburg
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Gerrit Frohne-Brinkmann, Dirty Parrots, 2018. Courtesy Galerie Noah Klink, the artist. Photo: Volker Renner
Autumn 2019
Backdrops Gerrit Frohne-Brinkmann

For IMAGINE THE CITY, Gerrit Frohne-Brinkmann explores the maritime identity showcased on numerous occasions as part of the HafenCity programme, focusing on the pre- and post-civilising history of the urban area under water.

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Date Autumn 2019
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Autumn 2019
Ship of Dreams (Working Title) Sebastian Quack

Together with a team of artists from Hamburg, Sebastian Quack is currently studying the emotive proximity with historical or fictional seafaring material in order to transpose the existential conflicts they address into the present and relate it to quotidian life as we experience it today. For IMAGINE THE CITY they develop an app-based work that relates the traditional passenger ship Seute Deern with its surroundings in the HafenCity. 

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Draft: Ina Hollmann
Date Autumn 2019
Location Seute Deern
Sandtorhafen/ Traditions-schiffhafen, Ponton 1,
20457 Hamburg
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Kate Cooper has chosen to explore Hamburg’s self-image as a city. The standard design of international marketing strategies serves as a medium that allows her to expand on the polished surfaces of the location by adding the inadequacies of the ‘human factor’.

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Date Spring 2020
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It takes good planning to create a good city. But it takes unexpected uses for it to become truly vibrant.

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11 July 2018 - 29 August 2018 Bordkiosk Surprise

Six artistic interventions on the quarterdeck of the Seute Deern On six summer evenings in July and August 2018, the kiosk on-board the Seute Deern in HafenCity’s Tall Ship Harbour...

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4 July 2019 - 4 July 2019 Hafenlesung goes Seute Deernfoundintranslation

Hamburg's  world-famous harbor and meeting point for different cultures will bloom on the MS Seute Deern on July 4th. The collective foundintranslation and guests will transform...

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