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Opening of the exhibition NordArt 2018 and 3 sculptures by Wocial-Tuszyńska

 

On Saturday, 9th June it was the public opening ceremony of NordArt 2018, the jubilee edition of one of the largest international exhibitions of contemporary art in Europe!

 

5.000 visitors come for the opening of the exhibition NordArt 2018, and till 7th October  more than 100.000 visitors is expected in this space of the former Carlshütte foundry (22,000 sqm), as well as in the sculpture park (80,000 sqm).

 

200 selected artists from more than 3000 applications from 105 countries are presenting their artworks in Kunstwerk Carlshütte. We are exhibiting three sculptures, including two brand new sculptures: "Where Fake Was Born (the New Venus of Willendorf)” and „3.0”, as well as „Spirit of Ecstasy” sculpture of Rolls-Royce of natural size,

created by Paweł Wocial, which was presented in ZKM Zentrum fur Kunst und Medien Karlsruhe.

 

Each edition of the exhibition focuses on another country, with its own pavilion. In 2018 Country Focus is on the Czech Republic and patron of the Czech Pavilion will be the Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Germany, Mr. Tomáš Jan Podivínský.

Many prominent representatives of culture, art and diplomacy are present on the pre-opening and they prepare greetings for the ceremony:

Tomáš Jan Podivínský, Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Germany, CHEN Ping, Minister Counsellor of Culture, Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Germany, Klaus Schlie, President of the Schleswig-Holstein Parliament, Hans-Julius und Johanna Ahlmann,  Hosts at the Kunstwerk Carlshütte, and

Wolfgang Gramm, Chief Curator of NordArt.

 

The exhibition will last 100 days:

from 10th June to 7th October.

 

 

 

"3.0"

Wocial-Tuszyńska (Paweł Wocial & dr Kamila Tuszyńska)

2017

200 x 220 x 350 cm

 

"Where Fake was Born (the New Venus of Willendorf)"

Wocial-Tuszyńska (Paweł Wocial & dr Kamila Tuszyńska)

2017

H: 385 cm

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NordArt is celebrating an anniversary this year: For the 20th time, painting, sculpture, photography and installation works by 200 selected artists from around the world will be exhibited at Kunstwerk Carlshütte. NordArt is one of the largest contemporary art shows in Europe, conceived by chief curator Wolfgang Gramm as a Gesamtkunstwerk, an overall artwork embedded into an unique exhibition venue formed by the historical iron foundry and extensive park grounds. More than 3000 applications by artists from 105 countries were received this year.

 

Three large-scale sculptures by Wocial-Tuszyńska will be exposed at Nord art 2018.

 

 

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For the last two months our art collective Wocial-Tuszyńska presented artworks during five important events.

 

Our video „under construction LOOP#3" was presented at the Leap Second Festival in Norwegian Pavilion  during the Inaugural International Autonomous Biennale (OR Cf) at the Research Pavilion in the context of the 57th Venice Biennale, Italy.

 

The same artwork was also shown in Amsterdam during the exhibition 60-60.network in Paleis van Mieris, the Netherlands. A three evening event that runs parallel with the Amsterdam Art Weekend.

 

In addition, there was an urban projection of this video in public space during 60 Seconds Festival & Leap Second Festival at Kongens Nytorv in Copenhagen. „Under construction LOOP#3" was also presented in Copenhagen during the 13th Night of Culture (Kulturnat) at the French Institute in Denmark.

 

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Furthermore, ones again we took a part in Art Market Budapest 2017, the largest art fair in Central and Eastern Europe. This time, our two sculptures could be seen at the stand of the Pharmacy of Art Gallery (Apteka Sztuki)

© by Pawel Wocial 2016

 

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