International Art Exhibition and Sculpture Symposium / Germany /
June 4 - October 9 / opening: June 4 / 5 p.m. (17 Uhr) / Jo Kley: Winner of Public Choice Award 2016 / Website
Since 1999 the NordArt has established itself as one of the largest exhibitions of contemporary art in Europe which takes place anually in the summer months. The NordArt is an overall work of art in its own right and is designed as such each year. More than 200 international artists, selected by a jury, present a comprehensive panorama of contemporary art. Each individual work not only speaks for itself but also creates new perspectives when seen juxtaposed against the unique backdrop offered by the Carlshütte and the adjacent historical sculpture park.
Each year the exhibition is preceded by the highly respected international NordArt Symposium, bringing together different generations of artists to talk about art, establish new contacts, share experiences and make art – all reflecting the ethos of NordArt itself.
Each May since 2000, small groups of sculptors from many nations have worked together at the symposium. The resulting pieces, some weighing several tonnes, are displayed during the summer in the Carlshütte and the neighbouring sculpture park, creating imposing open-air galleries. Building on the great success of this event, a painters’ symposium was introduced in 2008.