The Water Exhibition
The Water Exhibition
Das Ruhr Ding: Klima
Urbane Künste Ruhr
Artistic Director: Britta Peters
8 May – 27 June 2021
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20–30 Juli 2017
The exhibition ‘Odyssee’ takes place in water. All artworks have been conceived for the water, and visitors are invited to swim, row or sail between the works.
Instead of the usual foundational elements of walls, ceiling and floor, in this exhibition the artists have to deal with water, weather and wildlife. Even the water is not entirely reliable, with the water level varying depending on rainfall and industry. In the presence of such uncertainties, the artists must rethink their methods of artistic production and presentation in order to develop new works especially for the exhibition. The dynamics of the given environment and the spontaneity of visitors open up the exhibition for further developments beyond artistic intention.
The Möhnesee is the largest lake in North-Rhine Westphalia, located between Kassel and Münster. Visitors to documenta and Sculpture Projects Münster can complete their triathlon at Möhnesee. The exhibition can best be reached from Körbecke, on the north side of the lake - in the wild lakeside area between the pedestrian bridge and the Westphalia Yacht club. The second part of the exhibition takes place from July 28th until September 10th 2017 at Kunstverein Arnsberg, and in August on the river Ruhr. The project will be further expanded by student workshops on location. There will be a comprehensive education program with guided tours from the lakeside and on the water. Entry, tours and performances are free.
The exhibition is produced by Kunstverein Arnsberg and supported by Kunststiftung NRW, Ministerium für Familie, Kinder, Jugend, Kultur und Sport des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen, Veltins Brewery, Sparkasse Soest, Municipality of Möhnesee, the city of Arnsberg, Hochsauerlandkreis, Ruhrverband, Jochem Schulte Group and the Westphalia Yacht Club.
Artistic Director: Vlado Velkov
Board: Dr. Johannes Teiser
Director: Juliane Rogge
Exhibition design: Julian Breuer
Dr. Andrea, Piorreck-Teiser, Michaela Vorholt, Heinz Hahn, Winfried Stork, Klaus Tillmann, Kunstverein Arnsberg e.V.