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The international 'Blickachsen' Sculpture Biennale celebrates its tenth anniversary in 2015


Blickachsen 10
Stiftung Blickachsen (Blickachsen Foundation)
www.blickachsen.com

Jaume Plensa, Poets in Frankfurt, 2011, Installation 'Blickachsen 9' (2013), courtesy Stiftung Blickachsen, Bad Homburg, and artist

Info

Opening ceremony: Sunday, 31 May 2015, 11:30 am, on Schmuckplatz in the Bad Homburg Kurpark 31 May – 4 October 2015

Contact

presse@blickachsen.de
+49 – (0)178 – 47 32 591

Address

www.blickachsen.com
Stiftung Blickachsen gGmbH
Ferdinandstraße 19
61348 Bad Homburg v.d.Höhe
Germany

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'Blickachsen 10' opens on 31 May 2015 in Bad Homburg, Germany

Contemporary sculpture in a historic setting – this has been the concept behind the open-air 'Blickachsen' exhibitions since 1997, during which time the Biennale has established itself as one of the most important showcases for contemporary sculpture in Europe. This year, for the tenth time, the route through Europe's largest sculpture exhibition in the public open space is set to attract lovers of modern art to Bad Homburg, Frankfurt and other prime locations throughout the Rhine-Main region, with its countless attractions, ranging from beautiful old towns and ancient castles to a variety of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Once again, in this tenth anniversary year, Bad Homburg's renowned Kurpark and landgraviate castle gardens will form the main setting for the 'Blickachsen 10' exhibition of large-scale sculptures and installations by some of the world's leading sculptors as well as emerging new talent from around the globe. This biennial event, which in 2013 attracted hundreds of thousands of visitors, opens striking new perspectives onto familiar locations. Here, the visitor strolling through the extensive park landscapes will be able to experience distinctive works of art as they relate to their surroundings, and react to the change of seasons.

The 'Blickachsen', the 'visual axes' or sight lines, created in the Kurpark in 1856 by the celebrated landscape architect Peter Joseph Lenné, form the programmatic starting point for the exhibition series.
As Christian K. Scheffel, founder and curator of 'Blickachsen' and director of the Blickachsen Foundation, explains: 'During the Biennale this principle is extended, so that the carefully placed sculptures open up new sight lines, promoting a creative dialogue not just with each other but also with their scenic and architectural surroundings.'

Every two years, Scheffel creates this ambitious project together with a different international partner museum, and with the support of the city of Bad Homburg, the Stately Homes & Gardens Administration in Hesse, as well as a large number of private and institutional supporters. What began just 20 years ago as a bold vision, has now developed into an internationally noted event for sculpture lovers everywhere, who come in the summer and autumn months every two years to see the new constellation of sculptures on display.

'Blickachsen 10' will be opened on 31 May 2015 in Bad Homburg, and will run until 4 October 2015.

Detailed information on the 'Blickachsen' series is available on www.blickachsen.com

Press:
For press requests, please send us an email via presse@blickachsen.de or call us on +49 – (0)178 – 47 32 591. High-resolution images can be downloaded from our website: www.blickachsen.com

Organisers:

Stiftung Blickachsen gGmbH (Blickachsen Foundation), Municipal authorities of the city of Bad Homburg v.d.Höhe, Kur- und Kongreß-GmbH Bad Homburg v.d.Höhe, Administration of the Public Stately Homes & Gardens in Hesse

About the Blickachsen Foundation:
The public benefit Blickachsen Foundation was established in March 2013 to provide an institutional home for the 'Blickachsen' Sculpture Biennale. With its aim of securing the future of the Biennale as a showcase for contemporary international sculpture and art installations, the Foundation, with its seat in Bad Homburg, Germany, works together with the municipality of the city of Bad Homburg, the Kur- und Kongreß-GmbH and the Administration of Public Stately Homes and Gardens in Hesse to organise the biennial 'Blickachsen' exhibitions in the public open spaces of Bad Homburg and the wider Rhine-Main region. The Foundation aims to offer both young and established artists from around the world a platform for their work in the open and public space, not only to promote new generations of artists but also to heighten popular interest in, and appreciation of, the most varied currents in three-dimensional art.