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International art exhibition NordArt 2014 at the Kunstwerk Carlshütte

Final spurt at NordArt 2014: From 14 June, 250 artists from 55 countries invite to a trip around the world through art and transform the Carlshütte again into a fascinating forum for contemporary art. At the NordArt Symposium in May, about a dozen artists are working on their sculptures, installations and paintings for the current exhibition. Nearly 3,000 artists from 101 countries had applied this time for the 16th edition of the International Art Exhibition.

After the country focus had been on China in 2012 and on the Baltic States in 2013, NordArt is paying special attention to Russia this year. The political disputes due to the Crimean conflict even encourage us in this project, because we firmly believe in the language of art as a means of mutual understanding and comprehension. 40 renowned artists, who are representative of the current art scene in Moscow and St. Petersburg, exhibit in the Russian Pavilion within NordArt. Curators of the Russian Pavilion are the artist Alexander Rukavishnikov, Konstantin Hudjakov, Alexander Taratynov, Alexey Morozov and Peter Baranov. The Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation took over patronage; several Russian museums and the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Berlin are involved as cooperation partners.

Another highlight at NordArt 2014 is a group of Chinese artists who had been involved with their works in the recent Venice Biennale. "China Garden" is curated by Liang Kegang and shows new Chinese art.

NordArt is also a cooperation partner of the Danish project "Sculpture Focus2014 Denmark" and presents a selection of sculptures by Danish sculptors. Simultaneously, NordArt sculptors show their works in the sculpture park Augustiana in Sønderborg within the framework of this project. Russia, China, Denmark are but three stops on the great journey of discovery.

NordArt 2014 will be accompanied by a 304 page, German-English catalogue, which introduces each artist in word and picture.

The Kunstwerk Carlshütte is a non-profit cultural initiative of the internationally active ACO Group and the towns of Büdelsdorf and Rendsburg. Centrepiece is NordArt, taking place annually in the summer months since 1999. NordArt sees itself as a total artwork in which the works of art not only speak for themselves, but also develop their own world in synergy with the unique backdrop of the Carlshütte. It is re-designed every year by chief curator Wolfgang Gramm.

NordArt ranks among the largest exhibitions of contemporary art in Europe. The vast aisles of the historic iron foundry serve as its stage, with their 22,000 m2 of floor space and the adjacent 80,000 m2 large sculpture park. Entrepreneurial couple Hans-Julius and Johanna Ahlmann is the host of both NordArt and Orchestral Academy of the Schleswig Holstein Music Festival, which has its own concert hall for 1,200 visitors available with the converted ACO Thormann Hall.

NordArt 2014: 14.06.–12.10.2014
250 artists from 55 countries
Country Focus 2014: Russian Pavilion
Opening on 14 June, 17 h (open to the public, admission free)
Opening times: Tue-Sun, 11-19 h (entry 9 €)
Kunstwerk Carlshütte
Vorwerksallee, 24782 Büdelsdorf, Germany
Info Phone: +49 (0)4331-354 695

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