Your Turn! Recreating Artworks During Quarantine   08.07. – 06.09.2020

Your Turn! Recreating Artworks During Quarantine

During the Coronavirus lockdown, the Kunsthalle Bremen called on people to recreate works of art from its collection in Bremen. The response was overwhelming! Until 6 September, visitors can view a selection of 77 photos in the Kunsthalle Bremen.

The quarantine period was a challenging time, both for the museums that had to close and the public who were forced to stay at home, suddenly banned from undertaking any type of cultural activity. Nevertheless a new idea was born and the challenge #TussenKunstenQuarantaine (between art and quarantine) was launched on Instagram. This challenge encouraged people to recreate works of art using simple items found in their homes. The Kunsthalle Bremen joined this initiative and encouraged its fans to recreate works from its collection.

The photos that were submitted re-enact paintings, sculptures, contemporary installations, and works on paper across many different centuries. The originals include works by Albrecht Dürer, Caspar David Friedrich, Claude Monet, Paula Modersohn-Becker, Waldemar Otto, and Pipilotti Rist.

The campaign motivated people to explore artworks from the Bremen collection in an in-depth and creative way. By taking a close look at these works, viewers could hone their ability to see details and relationships. Thus art was integrated into the everyday life and brought to life, even though museums were closed.


(Top fig.: Photo: Vivien May Lipski, recreation of: Camille Pissarro, Girl Lying in the Grass, 1882)