PHOXXI presents international contemporary positions in photography at the main branch of the Deichtorhallen, thus bridging the three-year period during which the southern hall, where the House of Photography has been located since 2005, will be closed for renovations.
The name »PHOXXI« comes from the artistic discipline of photography and the Roman numeral »XXI«, thus signifying a transformation of photography and the dialogue with contemporary conceptions of photography in the 21st century.
PLATOON Cultural Development assisted the creation of this new cultural space with its Know-How in Container Architecture and Temporary Spaces.
The exterior of the building was designed by the Berlin-based artist Anselm Reyle, whose work was presented in a solo exhibition at the Deichtorhallen in 2012.
His colorful design for the facade places works from the F. C. Gundlach Collection, among others, in an exciting dialogue with his characteristic stripes. Reyle became known at the early 2000s for works whose formal language ties in with the achievements of abstract art and which have a fascinating sense of spatial presence as objects.
The 50-by-12.5-meter, multi-story building offers a total surface area of around 820 square meters to accommodate a large exhibition space, an auditorium, and office space. The facilities are rounded out with a cloakroom and shop next to the foyer. In addition, during the renovation of the south hall, some photography exhibitions will also take place in the Hall for Contemporary Art and the Falckenberg Collection, and the educational program will be continued.