As Delightful as Possible
Christiane Möbus’ first works of art date back to a time when galleries thought that having just one female artist on their list was sufficient to fulfil the necessary quota of women in their ranks. That her works have by no means lost their current relevance was demonstrated in the impressive retrospective exhibition Seitwärts über den Nordpol (Eng. Sidewards across the North Pole) in Hanover this summer. Christiane Möbus spoke to us about ideas which develop with time, about luck being a factor, and about how one can come to have a giraffe.
Sculpting Society in Difficult Times
The war in Ukraine – A Statement from the sculpture network Board and Team
The Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden
The Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden is the creation of the late Hannah Peschar, whom purchased the grounds and 17th century cottage some 40 years ago with her husband, world renowned landscape designer Anthony Paul. Celebrating our thirty-ninth birthday this year, we now exhibit 160+ pieces every summer by over 50 artists.
Our Online-Events: a Digital Meeting Place
sculpture netowrk online-events are an easy way to network and share your ideas with soulmates across the border.
The Art of the North
Forget Kassel. Put Venice aside. Barely two hours away from Hamburg, NordArt 2022 will go forth without any loud scandals, unproductive conversations, half-hearted denials, and reluctant resignations. Only until October 9, 2022, works by 200 artists can be seen in the middle of Schleswig-Holstein. The exhibition of contemporary art was started in 1999 by a cultural initiative with an affinity for art and the cities of Büdelsdorf and Rendsburg. Wolfgang Gramm and Inga Aru curated the exhibition this year.
Working with Heavy Metal
On December 13, 2021, in the presence of 53 new or returning participants, Anne Berk, host of the online club, introduced two artists of sculpture network. Theme of the night: working with heavy metal.
The magic of the melting iron
The Online Club of July 4, 2022 was literally on fire! In the evening, our three presenters gave 40 interested parties an insight into an almost cult-like festival dedicated to the element of fire, materials and creative processes – namely, the ICCCIA, the international conference on contemporary cast iron art, the 9th edition of which will take place from the 16th to the 20th September in Berlin.
77 German Bronze Stelae for a Norwegian Memorial
On 22nd July 2011, an assassin killed 77 people in the government district of Oslo, the Norwegian capital, and on the island of Utøya. The national memorial for the victims and their relatives of this terrorist attack has been open to the public since the middle of June 2022. The memorial was designed by the architectural firm Manthey-Kula Architects from Oslo, in collabortation with Bureau Bas Smets, a landscape architectural firm from Brussels, and marks the end of a years-long discussion about the construction of the memorial. The 77 stelae cast in solid bronze were manufactured and assembled by the Strassacker Art Foundry from Süßen, Germany.
BACK TO THE CAVE: Sculpture goes Underground
Until the end of August visitors of the Forest of Dean in England can experience a subterranean exhibition of contemporary sculpture in the extraordinary environment of the Clearwell Caves.
How to save the forest … and humankind
In sculpture network’s Online Club of 25 October 2021, we discussed the intricate connection between nature, art, and the human condition. Artist Fleur van den Berg and curator and sculpture network chairwoman Anne Berk opened up the wonderful world of EcoArt for us. If you missed out, here’s your chance to catch up and maybe learn a thing or two about how to "Save the forest“!
About Faith, Spring and Hope
An interview with the winners of the sculpture network Award: Pablo Redondro and Marian Rodríguez.
After 17 years, Ralf Kirberg, founder and chairman of sculpture network, says farewell
When Hartmut Stielow and Ralf Kirberg founded the sculpture network together with a few others in 2004, no one could have guessed what a vibrant community it would become. What a great achievement!