A successful start: Blickachsen 13 has opened
The official opening of the 2023 Blickachsen summer was held on a beautiful spring day on the Schmuckplatz in the Bad Homburg Kurpark. More than 300 Blickachsen enthusiasts from far and wide attended the opening ceremony alone.
The guests were greeted by Alexander W. Hetjes, Mayor of the city of Bad Homburg.
Dr. Manuel Lösel, State Secretary in the Hessian Ministry of Culture, paid tribute to the Biennale also on behalf of its patron, the Minister President of Hessen, Boris Rhein. In his subsequent speech, Stefan Quandt, Blickachsen supporter and Chairman of the Blickachsen Foundation Board of Trustees, expressed his pleasure that Blickachsen has returned after the Corona years, and thanked all supporters of the Biennale for their loyalty over this period. Christian K. Scheffel, founder and curator of Blickachsen, emphasized the enormous commitment of all participants and introduced the international artists who were present. As honorary guests, almost all the artists had travelled to the opening, and the audience, many of whom had followed the setting up of the exhibition in the public space, gave them a warm welcome. Scheffel specially thanked this year's partner institution, the Stiftung Insel Hombroich, and its director, Roland Nachtigäller, together with whom he curated Blickachsen 13. In his speech for the opening, Roland Nachtigäller inspired those present to take a walking tour through the exhibition in the extensive historical parks.
The large guided group tours were complemented by many guests who wished to explore the artworks individually. Thomas Schütte's larger than life "United Enemies", the artist duo Winter/Hoerbelt's "Die Perlen des Alltags" (Everyday Pearls), made of car rear-light covers, or Bettina Pousttchi's glowing red "Vertical Highways" quickly became popular photo motifs, while for example, Tamara Grcic's or Sonja Vordermaier's installations, specially made for the exhibition, prompted enthusiastic discussion and invited observers to a change of perspective. In the Schlosspark, visible from afar, "Blossom" by Pedro Cabrita Reis, a construction made of rectangular pipes, enthralled viewers, while closer up, "Physalis" by Katsuhito Nishikawa brought visitors to stop and contemplate for a moment, only then to discover works such as Norbert Kricke's "Große Kurve 2" (Great Curve 2) or the works in brick by Judith Hopf.
The huge success of the first public tours in the last few days and the heavy demand for guided tours in the coming months are further proof of the immense public interest in Blickachsen 13, with works by 24 artists: Gili Avissar, Pedro Cabrita Reis, Michael Dekker, Tamara Grcic, Sabine Groß, Erwin Heerich, Judith Hopf, Gereon Krebber, Norbert Kricke, Oliver Kruse, Arik Levy, Wilhelm Mundt, Katsuhito Nishikawa, Bettina Pousttchi, Thomas Rentmeister, Fernando Sánchez Castillo, Thomas Schütte, Paul Schwer, Esther Stocker, William Tucker, Sonja Vordermaier, Ina Weber, Winter/Hoerbelt.
Information on the Blickachsen 13 exhibition and its extensive accompanying programme as well as updated photo material can be found at www.blickachsen.com.
Contemporary Sculpture in the historic Bad Homburg Kurpark and Schlosspark
In collaboration with the Stiftung Insel Hombroich (Insel Hombroich Foundation), Neuss, Germany
Duration: 14 May - 1 October 2023
Gili Avissar, Pedro Cabrita Reis, Michael Dekker, Tamara Grcic, Sabine Groß, Erwin Heerich, Judith Hopf, Gereon Krebber, Norbert Kricke, Oliver Kruse, Arik Levy, Wilhelm Mundt, Katsuhito Nishikawa, Bettina Pousttchi, Thomas Rentmeister, Fernando Sánchez Castillo, Thomas Schütte, Paul Schwer, Esther Stocker, William Tucker, Sonja Vordermaier, Ina Weber, Winter/Hoerbelt
Partner institution: Sitftung Insel Hombroich (Insel Hombroich Foundation), Neuss, Germany
Curators: Christian K. Scheffel (Blickachsen Foundation), Roland Nachtigäller (Insel Hombroich Foundation)
Stiftung Blickachsen gGmbH (Blickachsen Foundation)
Municipality of the City of Bad Homburg
Kur- und Kongreß-GmbH Bad Homburg
State Palaces and Gardens of Hesse
Unter the patronage of the Minister President of the State of Hesse, Boris Rhein
Deutsche Leasing AG, Freunde der Blickachsen, KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft, Kulturfonds Frankfurt RheinMain gGmbH, Stefan Quandt
Arnold AG, François-Blanc-Spielbank GmbH, Frankfurter Volksbank Rhein/Main, KanAm Grund Group, Willy A. Löw AG, Stiftung Historischer Kurpark Bad Homburg v.d.Höhe
Regular tours (in German only): programme available on www.blickachsen.com
Bookings for group tours (in German, English, French, Italian or Dutch) through the Blickachsen Foundation:
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, tel: +49 - (0)6172 - 681 19 46
Mobile: +49 178 473 25 91
Stiftung Blickachsen gGmbH
61348 Bad Homburg v.d.Höhe
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About the Blickachsen Foundation
The public benefit Blickachsen Foundation, with its seat in Bad Homburg, Germany, was established in March 2013 to oversee the Blickachsen Sculpture Biennale, which it organizes together with the municipality of Bad Homburg, the Kur- und Kongreß-GmbH and the Administration of the Public Stately Homes and Gardens in Hessen. The foundation's aim is to secure the long-term future of the Biennale, and to provide access to contemporary sculpture and installation art to an ever-growing audience in the public space. At the same time, the foundation seeks to promote the evolving cultural attraction of the city of Bad Homburg and the further Rhine-Main region, and to establish the region over time as an international centre for contemporary sculpture. In offering, every two years, a platform for exhibiting the work of both young and established artists from around the world, the foundation seeks both to promote emerging artistic talent, and to heighten popular interest in and appreciation of the most varied currents in three-dimensional art. A lively encounter with contemporary sculpture is stimulated by the diverse range of Blickachsen tours and workshops for children, young people and adults. In addition, the foundation sees itself as a mediator and point of intersection between cultural and educational institutions, supporting the dialogue between artists and museums, as well as between art and scholarship.
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