Starting Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020, bildwechsel will test – due to the current situation – adapted OPENING AND INFORMATION TIMES:
1. Every Wednesday from 2pm – (!) 6pm we are available on site for calls and visitors.
2. For more extensive inquiries, viewings and consultation wishes an e-mail in advance is appreciated. Please e-mail: info@bildwechsel.org
3. In addition, we will try to offer telephone and video conversations.
For more spontaneous visits to the archives please send us an e-mail in advance with a phone number so we can contact you to coordinate your visit.
4. Distance and precautionary measures will be explained on site – (there is a disinfectant spray and mouth-nose masks available for your visit).

June 22, 2020 • Posted in: general


Archives are your collective memory and places of queer history(ies). They are committed to ensuring that queer images and stories remain present and accessible. Digitalized videos, documentaries and feature films are currently finding a new audience. What challenges are queer archives facing today?
In this programme bildwechsel presents a fantastic wonder bag with documentaries and interviews with, among others, the Swedish Archive for the Queer Moving Image and the Lesbian Home Movie Project.
For 40 years bildwechsel has been working as an umbrella organisation for women+/media/culture and as an action forum, locally and globally. This makes bildwechsel one of Hamburg’s oldest self-organised projects.

total length: approx. 100’
THE ARCHIVETTES, Megan Rossman, USA 2018, 61’, english

date: Thursday, 22nd of October & Friday, 30th of October, 2020
beginning: 7 pm (the programme is available online for 30 hours from the beginning of its start time)

Things will be different this year. Please read what the International Queer Film Festival Hamburg has to say:


INVITATION – to an international video club!

INVITATION – to an international online video club – hosted by chris regn on thursday, april 9th from 7 pm on (GMT+1).
KEEP DAY AND NIGHT FREE is the titel of a programme put together by lena eriksson / basel- — we will see: debut works, amateur films and art videos by lena eriksson, muda mathis / sus zwick / les reines prochaines evi, nic and c., willi burkhart, durbahn, bettina schoeller, janine sack —- in the format of an online presentation.
made possible by the university for design and art/media library, basel / in cooperation with the kaskadenkondesator basel / bildwechsel hamburg /der gutergrund kuenstlerinnen ggmbh, luebeck
you can find more information in the link below and on THURSDAY from 6:45 pm on (GMT+1) the same link will take you directly to the LIVE PROGRAMME.

opening hours are canceled for the time being

due to the current cicumstances:
unfortunately the bildwechsel-archiv opening hours are canceled for the time being.
please postpone research/viewing visits.
for everything that can be done via email or phone…
please send an email to info@bildwechsel.org
and we will find a solution.
all the best for everyone!

ART OFF HAMBURG | Second Sight

SECOND SIGHT is the 2nd joint exhibition of ART OFF HAMBURG – the initiative of independent art locations in Hamburg.
An exhibition of mixed media by artists who are active in or connected with the following ART OFF venues in Hamburg:
2025 e.v, 8. salon, bildwechsel, einstellungsraum, künstler*innenhaus frise, frappant, künstler*innenhaus faktor, künstler*innenhaus hamburg-bergedorf, hinterconti, galerie genscher, gängeviertel (raum linksrechts, mom art space, galerie speckstrasse), kunst-imbiss, nachspeicher23, noroom gallery, galerie oel-früh, künstler*innenhaus sootbörn, künstler*innenhaus vorwerkstift/galerie 21, künstler*innenhaus wendenstrasse/studio 45, westwerk, xpon-art

Vernissage: Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 7 pm

Exhibition: January, 24 to February, 2, 2020
Tuesday to Friday 4-7 pm | Saturday and Sunday 12-3 pm

WESTWERK, Admiralitätstraße 74, Hamburg

More info about ART OFF HAMBURG: