Taking Over – Galerie Borchardt


Urban artist Mirko Reisser (DAIM) was invited to take possession of the exhibition spaces of Galerie Borchardt as part of a long-term project and transform them into a comprehensive work of art. In the course of this, he designed a 16-meter-long wall, sprayed large-format paintings and placed sculptures in the space. In cooperation with Niels Buschke, the artist has also designed a purely digital artwork, a Non-Fungible Token (NFT). Furthermore, it will be possible to bring the exhibits of the exhibition into one’s own rooms for viewing via smartphone or tablet on a platform based on augmented reality (AR).

The exhibition concept responds to the challenges of the pandemic with a hybrid format that provides for both a normal and publicly accessible as well as a medial mediation. The creative process, which lasted several months, is thus part of the exhibition and was documented.

The event is aimed equally at people interested in art, as well as those who belong to the world of architecture in the broadest sense. The aim is to promote an encouraging discourse that stimulates and demonstrates the inclusion of artistic contributions in the planning of construction measures. In this specific case, the special opportunities offered by the collaboration with DAIM will be presented as an example.

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Courtesy: Galerie Borchardt | Foto © MRpro / BroPhoto


An exhibition accompanying catalog with a text by Wolf Jahn is available in the Shop, in bookstores or at Amazon.

Exhibition duration until February 2022.
Opening hours: Tue. – Fr. 12-6 pm.

Galerie Borchardt
Hopfensack 19
20457 Hamburg / Germany

Many thanks to all who have contributed to this project:
Niels Buschke, Christian Brodack (BroPhoto), Knut Ettling & Johanna Wegerich (Format Design), Sebastian Reinhardt (sevensix), Stefan Elsner (Absolute Reality), Wolf Jahn, Malte Rüter (Tischlerei Rakete) and Achim Schnell (Lasercut).

This project is supported by the Stiftung Kunstfonds as part of the NEUSTART KULTUR program.


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