ABOUT OPEN STUDIO / WHAT WE DO
When we admire art in museums or galleries, we may ask: How were these works created? What do the artists themselves say about their art?
OPEN STUDIO opens the doors to art studios in Hamburg. We look over the shoulders of the main protagonists and hear what they have to say.
OPEN STUDIO enables you to experience art from a new perspective. Each month there is a new video portrait, first-hand and vivid, about art and its creators.
ABOUT OPEN STUDIO / WHY?
There is a gap between museums, galleries, artists, and the public!
This was the conclusion drawn by Anne Simone Krüger, who has been actively working in the Hamburg art scene since 2011. It can be difficult to find an opportunity to have a conversation with an artist, or when people get the chance, they may hesitate. There is often a lot of tentativeness when purchasing art as well. Apparently, inhibitions run high when it comes to dealing with art. Yet many works become more accessible once you engage in conversation: Which thoughts or ideas led to the piece? What are the underlying techniques? How many hours of passionate work were put into its creation?
OPEN STUDIO delivers answers and tries to close the gap between the image and its viewer.
ABOUT OPEN STUDIO / FOR WHOM?
Regardless of whether you are a Hamburg local or a tourist, a collector or a gallerist, a professional or an art-lover, it only matters that you are curious.
Beyond that, as a freely accessible online archive, OPEN STUDIO can serve as a source for art researchers.
ABOUT OPEN STUDIO / SPONSORSHIP
OPEN STUDIO is an independent initiative by ArtSceneFilm. The project is exclusively financed by sponsors and donors, the artists pay nothing. However, a whole lot of work and expertise goes into creating a good video portrait: Research, preliminary conversations, setting appointments, organizing the shoot, and the shoot itself, which includes the team, technical equipment, transportation, as well as postproduction steps such as transcribing, conceptual design, cut, color correction, and sound mixing.
And the whole process starts again. Each month. On top of that, we update and maintain the content on the platform. Our quality standard also involves keeping the links to the galleries and external websites up to date at all times.
That’s why we are happy to receive financial contributions: either as spontaneous, one-time donations or as long-term, in-depth partnerships with companies and private individuals. Feel free to contact us at email@example.com or act directly:
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Account Holder: ArtSceneFilm GbR, Ariane von Bethusy-Huc und Anne Simone Krüger
Reason for payment: Support Projekt OpenStudio
Our Guarantee: 100% of your contribution will go into the production of the video portraits and operating the website.
ABOUT OPEN STUDIO / NETWORK
Each artist receives a subpage on our site with links to the artist’s own homepage and current gallery representation.
In return, we ask that our network partners also link to us on their websites.
Sponsors that are listed here by name or with their logos are also linked if requested. Together we can make art in Hamburg more visible!
ABOUT OPEN STUDIO / PARTNERS
With the support of: