At NordArt, works by 200 artists from all over the world come together in one of the largest annual exhibitions of contemporary art in Europe. The imposing backdrop of iron foundry, carriage house and extensive sculpture park creates a very special atmosphere that not only allows a special view of the art, but also brings the works of art into conversation with each other and with the visitors. To be discovered are national traditions, experiences and ways of seeing as well as the many different ways of building the future.
The country focus this year is the Polish Pavilion, curated by Prof. Jan Wiktor Sienkiewicz. Contemporary art from Mongolia can also be seen. To mark the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between China and Germany, NordArt will showcase new highlights of Chinese art. Among the 2022 highlights are the new large-scale paintings by Uzbek artist Timur D'Vatz, who won the 2021 NordArt Prize and attracted a lot of attention as part of the special project from Central Asia. Many audience award winners of the NordArt are also on display with new works.
Kunstwerk Carlshütte is a non-profit cultural initiative of the internationally active ACO Group and the cities of Büdelsdorf and Rendsburg. It is a special place for exhibitions, concerts, readings and cultural events. The centerpiece is NordArt, which has been held annually in the summer months since 1999. In addition to the foundry halls with their 22000 square meters of exhibition space, it includes the 80000-square-meter sculpture park and the charming old ACO buildings.
Every year, around 3000 artists from all over the world apply to take part in this spectacular project. NordArt thrives on the different perspectives of individual cultures, but also makes it clear that East and West, South and North share many common hopes and dreams. To deepen the insights, the NordArt dedicates a separate pavilion to a different country each year and presents special projects, cooperates with embassies, cultural institutions and curators from different countries. Curators of the NordArt are Wolfgang Gramm and Inga Aru. Host and main sponsor at the Kunstwerk Carlshütte is the entrepreneurial couple Hans-Julius and Johanna Ahlmann.
For more information on visiting the exhibition, visit www.nordart.de.