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09 Feb 2015

'Blickachsen 10' – Contemporary sculpture in nine locations across the Rhine-Main region

Magdalena Abakanowicz, 'Ten Seated Figures', 2010, 'Blickachsen 8' (2011) Frankfurt, courtesy Stiftung Blickachsen, Bad Homburg, and artist

Blickachsen 10
31 May - 4 Oct. 2015
International Sculpture Biennale
Stiftung Blickachsen (Blickachsen Foundation)


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

Sunita Scheffel
+49 – (0)178 – 47 32 591

Stiftung Blickachsen gGmbH
Ferdinandstraße 19
61348 Bad Homburg v.d.Höhe

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Bad Homburg – Burg Eppstein – Darmstadt – Eschborn – Frankfurt – Hessenpark – Kastell Saalburg – Kloster Eberbach – Kronberg

Since 2009 the 'Blickachsen' Sculpture Biennale has been steadily expanding far beyond the bounds of its main location in Bad Homburg. The most recent 'Blickachsen 9' (2013) showed over 90 works by artists from 15 countries in a dense network of altogether seven venues in the Rhine-Main region. For this year's tenth anniversary edition, through the substantial support of the Kulturfonds Frankfurt RheinMain, 'Blickachsen 10' is able to incorporate eight further venues in addition to Bad Homburg at the nucleus of the exhibition. These extend the visual axes designed by Lenné and from 31 May to 4 October transform the entire Rhine-Main region into an international centre of contemporary sculpture. The venues – which include globally familiar architectural landmarks – encourage a cultural transfer between the surroundings and the artworks on display.

For this tenth 'Blickachsen', Lenné's Kurpark and the Schlosspark landgraviate castle gardens in Bad Homburg once again provide the main theatre for large-scale sculptures by artists from all over the world. The Blickachsen Foundation is also delighted that, thanks to its partnership with Frankfurt's Goethe University, the latter's Westend Campus will again serve as an exhibition venue. The public space in front of Kunsthalle Darmstadt and the Niederhöchstadt Sculpture Park in Eschborn are likewise again being used as forums for this year's show. Contemporary sculpture will also be finding its way for the second time into Eberbach Abbey, the former Cistercian monastery much loved as a film set for movie classics such as The Name of the Rose.

Welcoming 'Blickachsen' for the first time are two open-air museums of outstanding cultural and historical interest. The Hessenpark Open-Air Museum, where over 100 buildings offer an impressive overview of developments in architecture and rural everyday life from the 17th century onwards, and the Saalburg Roman Fort archaeological park, part of the Limes and a UNESCO world heritage site, will both become settings for works of contemporary sculpture. Another new venue is Eppstein Castle, first mentioned in archival records in 1122, which is being transformed as part of 'Blickachsen 10' into a transitory space of contemporary art and sound: as they make their way through the impressive ruined fortress, visitors are here accompanied by a site-specific sound installation. A dialogue with music is also promised by the first 'Blickachsen' presentation in the Kronberg Viktoriapark. In a collaboration with the Kronberg Academy Foundation, visitors will be guided by the sculptures to the Kronberg Academy Festival concert locations. In several concerts of the festival, soloists will be offering a musical interpretation of selected sculptures and thereby establishing a connection going beyond the bounds of the two genres.

„Blickachsen 10'
International Sculpture Biennale in Bad Homburg and Frankfurt Rhine-Main, Germany
31 May - 4 October 2015
In collaboration with the Middelheim Museum, Antwerp, Belgium

Stiftung Blickachsen gGmbH (Blickachsen Foundation)
Municipality of the City of Bad Homburg
Kur- und Kongreß-GmbH, Bad Homburg
Administration of the Public Stately Homes & Gardens in Hesse

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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.