Big Opening of EMSCHERKUNST.2010
- Series: EMSCHERKUNST – art & landscape
The biggest art project of the European Capital of Culture RUHR.2010 EMSCHERKUNST.2010 starts on 29th of May. The exhibition will be opened by the Minister-President of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia as part of a gala ceremony to be held.
It is scheduled to last 100 days and, under the name "EMSCHERKUNST.2010" will be on show at the chosen site of Emscher Island, a venue that could hardly be more unusual.
Background Information on EMSCHERKUNST.2010
40 artists are to create 20 works employing different skills and disciplines. At the most unusual locations on the island, for example at the sluice gates, in the canal or on industrial wasteland, visitors will come across such widely varied items as a "hobby twitter" ornithological station, a "singing" rock, a community garden and even an itinerant Punch-and-Judy show. Internationally renowned artists such as Rita McBridge, Jeppe Hein, Tobias Rehberger or Tadashi Kawamata, plus students of the Academy of Fine Arts Münster, have taken on the responsibility of providing the site with meaningful content.
In the exhibition organised by curator Florian Matzner, art in public spaces with an urban slant and also aspects of garden/horticultural art and landscaping will all have a role to play.
Emscherkunst.2010 - An inspection by the artists / Part 1
Emscherkunst.2010 - An inspection by the artists / Part 2
Emscherkunst.2010 - An inspection by the artists / Part 3
Emscherkunst.2010 - An inspection by the artists / Part 4
Emscherkunst.2010 - The vision of the curator Florian Matzner
Emscherkunst.2010 - Silke Wagner 01
Emscherkunst.2010 - Silke Wagner 02
Emscherkunst.2010 - M and M 01
Emscherkunst.2010 - Wild island Gelsenkirchen
Emscherkunst.2010 - Bridge cross Oberhausen