Dirk Luckow to head Hamburg’s Deichtorhallen






Deichtorhallen Hamburg





Dirk Luckow, currently director of Kunsthalle in Kiel, has been named as the new General Director of Hamburg’s Deichtorhallen. Luckow succeeds Robert Fleck, who was director of Deichtorhallen from January 2004 to December 2008; Fleck recently was appointed General Director of the Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany in Bonn.


Dr. Dirk Luckow


Dr. Dirk Luckow
Foto © Martin Frommhagen





Born in Hamburg (1958) Luckow studied art history, archaeology and history at the Freie Universitaet Berlin. After working as a scientific assistant at the art collection North Rhine-Westphalia in Duesseldorf, the Solomon R. Guggenheim museum in New York and the Cologne Kunstverein he became curator and was in charge of the visual art sector of the Siemens Art Program in Munich. Since july 2002 Luckow was director of the art gallery Kiel and Executive director of the Kunstverein Kiel.

With exhibition space of more than 4,000 sq. m. the Deichtorhallen is one of the largest exhibition galleries for current fine art and photography in Europe. The northern hall is an exhibition hall for current art. The southern hall is home to the “House of Photography”, which boasts two high-profile permanent loans – the photographic collection of the F.C. Gundlach Foundation and the analog picture archive of SPIEGEL magazine.




Images © Martin Frommhagen





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~ by Stampfli & Turci on June 24, 2009.

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