The long night of the Museums 2022 started for the visitors of the Hanseatic Museum (Hansemuseum) in Lübeck under the motto “Upside Down”. The museum management asked us whether we could integrate a live painting show into the event. A broadcast took place. The visitors of the event were allowed to support the victims of the war in Ukraine with their donations. The tape artwork of art that was to be created at the live painting show at the end of the evening was to be raffled off among all donors. A fundraiser was held that evening. The visitors to the event were allowed to support the victims of the war in Ukraine with their donations. The duct tape artwork that was to be taped at the live painting show at the end of the evening was to be raffled off among all donators.
The motto of this year’s event was: “Upside Down”. A special highlight should be our live painting performance. After some research, we found out that exactly 40 years ago the world-famous pop artist Andy Warhol was a guest in the city. He created a commissioned piece of art for a gallery in Lübeck, which depicts the Holsten Gate (Holstentor) – a symbol of the city.
As big pop art fans, we decided to take Andy Warhol’s “Holstentor” artwork as inspiration and reinterpret it for the event. But, according to the motto “Upside Down”, we simply turned the picture upside down. Of course, we didn’t adopt Andy’s motif one-to-one but reinterpreted and redesigned it. After all, the new artwork should come across as up-to-date and fresh. As true Berlin artists, we put some graffiti and tags on the walls of the Holsten Gate, as it should be in Berlin.
Graffiti on the walls
Art for a good cause
This year’s “Long Night of Museums” was marked by solidarity and charity. Every visitor to the event could donate to the victims of the Ukraine war. We donated our freshly created work of art, which was raffled off among all other donors at the end of the evening. The winner, a visitor from Leipzig, was delighted with the piece of art and could decide for himself how he would like to hang it, namely “Normal” or actually “Upside down”.
A short video about the event [50 sec]:
The museum board loved our duct tape art piece so much that they were sorry to have to give it away. That’s why we got a new order straight away and will soon be creating another “Holstentor” motif for the European Hanseatic Museum in Lübeck.
Happy after all the feedback
After 5 hours of taping
“The Holstentor”— a tribute to Andy Warhol
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