GALLERY JUERGENSEN was established in 1999. Here the art historian Dr. Maren Holst-Juergensen
presents both abstract and representational works of contemporary art.
In the beginning she concentrated on painters, graphic artists and sculptors, whose
roots are to be found in and around Leipzig, and especially those who have studied
at the internationally renowned University of Graphic Art and Book Illustration in
Leipzig. It has always been her main interest to make them known in the north of
Meanwhile the Leipziger Schule is playing a leading role on the international art
market. That is why Gallery Juergensen has opened its door to artists of other regions.
A comparison with contemporary painting and sculpture from other parts of Germany
or from the European neighbours shows the differences and similarities within the
multiplicity of art schools.
The opening ceremony, the Vernissage, for each exhibition, which normally takes place
at four o'clock on a Sunday afternoon, is accompanied by a high-ranking concert.
The exhibiting artist usually attends and is presented to the guests by Dr. M. Holst-Juergensen,
who, in her introductory talk, puts the artist's work into a contemporary and historical
The GALLERY CONCERTS, which are in addition to the opening concerts, take place at
different times of the year, and are becoming increasingly important. Gallery Juergensen
offers these concerts as a platform for up and coming and highly qualified young
musicians, who are at the beginning of their careers.
The Gallery is housed in an old farm, which commands an expansive view over the rolling
Holstein countryside. The exhibitions are held in a modern annex, which is not only
large and spacious, but also accommodates the 130 chairs used for the concerts. The
Gallery is approximately a thirty-minute drive from the centre of Hamburg.