Review of the opening weekend | temporary closing of the Biennale-Exhibitions

Photo: © Lys Y. Seng

The Biennale für aktuelle Fotografie 2020 was officially opened on February 28 at the Kunsthalle Mannheim with great public interest. Curator David Campany and the approximately 30 artists present gave interesting insights into the presented works during the tours through all six exhibitions on the opening weekend.

Due to the continuing spread of the coronavirus in Germany, the cities of Ludwigshafen, Mannheim and Heidelberg have decided in mid-March to temporarily close all cultural institutions as a precautionary measure to reduce the risk of infection for visitors. The aim of these far-reaching precautionary measures is to contain the spread of the virus by early and consistent interruption of possible chains of infection.

Therefore, please note that the Biennale-exhibitions in Ludwigshafen (Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Kunstverein Ludwigshafen), Mannheim (Kunsthalle Mannheim, Port25-Raum für Gegenwartskunst, Forum Internationale Photographie (FIP) & ZEPHYR - Raum für Fotografie in den Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen) and Heidelberg (Heidelberger Kunstverein) are closed to the public until further notice. All events in these institutions will not take place. For information on the digital offers of the houses, please visit the corresponding websites.

All six exhibitions of the Biennale can be visited here in digital form.