Künstlerhaus Westwerk

Die Kunst schafft sich ihre eigenen Räume

Lesedauer: 8 Minuten
Birgit Reuther

Vor 25 Jahren entstand im Hamburger Gängeviertel das Künstlerhaus Westwerk. Begegnung mit Matthew Partridge, einem der Gründungsväter.

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