From 02.10.2023 until the 08.10.2023
Rheinkai 21, 55411 Bingen am Rhein
From 6 May to 8 October 2023, the Sculpture Triennial of the Gerda and Kuno Pieroth Foundation will take place for the 6th time in Bingen am Rhein. The exhibition is made possible by a committed team of the foundation, the city of Bingen as a cooperation partner, private sponsors, entrepreneurs from the region as well as the founder Kuno Pieroth with Maria Gleichmann-Pieroth. Once again, the two curators Lutz Driever and André Odier have succeeded in bringing together 19 exciting and diverse artistic positions that approach current questions on this year's exhibition theme HERE AND NOW in different ways. The sculptures and installations by the national and international artists illuminate topics such as the use of resources, the consequences of climate change and the challenges in the macrocosm of a globalised world order. They also deal with everyday questions of social justice and social coexistence in local structures. Artists who have played a prominent role in the international art world for several decades in some cases, such as the sculptor Käthe Kollwitz, who died in 1945, the Cologne-based HA Schult, who has been setting a memorial against the exploitation of the environment for over 20 years with his Trash People, object artist Christiane Möbus, who repeatedly finds the balancing act between a critical and political view of the world, or Bogomir Ecker, born in 1950, are represented with works that are in part ahead of their time. Younger positions such as the performance artist Finja Sander, born in 1996, the installation artist Fritz Bornstück or the monumental marble sculptures by Emma Jääskeläinen from Finland invite new discoveries. Vera Kox's use of unconventional techniques and materials interrogate the relationship between man and the environment. This time, Danish artist Christian Falsnaes takes on the creation of a "sculpture" for the place on the Rhine, for the HERE AND NOW in Bingen, with his performance "Front". Artist Stella Hamberg will address the topical issue of marine pollution and German conceptual artist Mia Florentine Weiss manages to enter into a dialogue of love and hate with her iconic LOVE/HATE sculpture. The theme of housing for all engages artist Michael Beutler. In the end, Simon Mullan's banner "Everything will be all right" is meant to give us hope that a solution can be found to all problems. The Sculpture Triennial once again offers the opportunity on the banks of the Rhine to ask oneself "en passant" questions about the HERE AND NOW, to reconsider views and to create space for new ideas.