The Dr. Christiane Hackerodt Arts and Culture Foundation was founded in 2013 as a civil-law foundation based in the city of Hannover, Germany. It focuses on the promotion of and research into contemporary art from an international perspective, especially in relation to art from East (Asia) and West (Europe and the United States). The Dr. Christiane Hackerodt Arts and Culture Foundation supports and promotes visual artists, both emerging and established, who approach reality in new and creative ways. It regularly offers support to events and artists in the Hannover region, while additionally inspiring artistic and social discourse by supporting catalogues and exhibitions related to its own collection of international contemporary art. In 2019, the Foundation’s collection was exhibited at the Museo Communale d’Arte Moderna in Ascona; in 2021, it featured in the exhibition Emptiness and Form at the Dommuseum Hildesheim.
With the exhibition entitled A World of Dew, And Within Every Dewdrop A World of Struggle Kestner Gesellschaft is thrilled to present a fine selection of traditional Japanese scroll paintings from the period spanning across the last five centuries. The art works belong to the collection of Dr. Christiane Hackerodt Art and Culture Foundation which, with its focus on Japanese art, aims at building up a bridge between the cultures of East and West.