Licht Ruhr.2010

Licht Ruhr.2010
Europe's Metropolis of Light

Licht RUHR.2010 shows outstanding existing light works as well as light projects that were created especially for the European capital of culture and will mark the metropolis Ruhr on Europe’s map of light for a long time.
 
LIGHT was and is a decisive factor in the transformation process from the old industrial Ruhr region to the modern metropolis Ruhr. Prominent artists and designers used the technical possibilities of light to create signs of change, often visible from afar, in this metropolis with its versatile town and country spaces.
 
Apart from the world’s first museum of light art, the Zentrum für Internationale Lichtkunst in Unna, lasting light-art works in public spaces create a particular stir, such as Dan Flavin’s works at the Rheinelbe park of sciences or the "Yellow Markers" in Bönen and Kamp-Lintfort, both by Mischa Kuball, or the spectacular illuminations "Monochromatic red and blue" by Speirs and Major at the Kokerei Zollverein and the presentation by Jonathan Park at the Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord. These existing works and numerous future projects such as the light festival „Ruhrlights: Twilight Zone“ in Ruhrtal, the „LichtKunstRaum sanktreinoldi" in Dortmund and the first Biennale for International Light Art – open light in private spaces – will mark the metropolis Ruhr on Europe’s map of light for a long time.
 
We invite you to experience all aspect of the works and light-related events that an advisory council has selected on the basis of determined criteria for the year of the European capital of culture 2010!
 
Advisory council:
Martina Sehlke, director Zentrum für Internationale Lichtkunst
Matthias Wagner K, artistic director Biennale for International Light Art
Dr. Uwe Rüth, curator, Marl
Prof. Dr. Ferdinand Ullrich, director Kunsthalle Recklinghausen
Gerhard Auer, architect and curator, Braunschweig
Katja Aßmann, head of project architecture/visual arts, RUHR.2010
 
Partners:
Zentrum für Internationale Lichtkunst Unna
Biennale for International Light Art
RUHR.2010
Light cities of the metropolis Ruhr

www.licht-ruhr2010.de
 
 
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