Odyssey at Lake Möhnesee and Kunstverein Arnsberg


Opening on the lake Möhnesee: July 20, 7pm Opening at Kunstverein Arnsberg: July 28, 7pm T…
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July 24, 2017
Kunstverein Arnsberg

Raul Walch, Spherical Semaphore, Möhnesee.

July 28–September 10, 2017

Lake Möhnesee: July 20–30

Kunstverein Arnsberg
Königstraße 24
59821 Arnsberg


Opening on the lake Möhnesee: July 20, 7pm
Opening at Kunstverein Arnsberg: July 28, 7pm

The exhibition Odyssee takes place in water. All artworks have been conceived for the water, and visitors are invited to swim, row or sail between the works.

Instead of the usual foundational elements of walls, ceiling and floor, in this exhibition the artists have to deal with water, weather and wildlife. Even the water is not entirely reliable, with the water level varying depending on rainfall and industry. In the absence of the kind of certainties they are used to, the artists had to rethink their methods of artistic production and presentation in order to develop new works especially for the exhibition. The dynamics of the surrounding area and the spontaneity of the visitors open up the exhibition for further developments beyond the artists’ intentions.

The Möhnesee is the largest lake in North-Rhine Westphalia,
located between Kassel and Münster. Visitors to documenta and Skulptur Projekte Münster can complete their triathlon at Möhnesee. The second part of the exhibition takes place from July 28 until September 10, 2017 at Kunstverein Arnsberg, and in August on the river Ruhr. The project will be further expanded by workshops on location with students. There will be a comprehensive education programme with guided tours from the lakeside and on the water. Entry, tours and performances are free.

Artists: Øystein Aasan, Aram Bartholl, Kerstin Brätsch, Julian Breuer, Marco Bruzzone, Nine Budde, Burghard, Eric Ellingsen, Andreas Greiner, Knut Henrik Henriksen, Theresa Kampmeier, Daewha Kang, Fabian Knecht, Daniel Knorr, Tanaz Modabber, Swantje La Moutte, Ulrike Mohr, Reto Pulfer, Anton Quiring, Yorgos Sapountzis, Mirjam Thomann, Raul Walch, Tilman Wendland, Ella Ziegler, in collaboration with Vlado Velkov

Odyssee is a Project
by Kunstverein Arnsberg, realised with the generous support of Kunststiftung NRW, the Ministry for Family, Children, Youth and Sport of North-Rhine Westphalia, C. & A. Veltins Brewery, Sparkasse Soest, the city of Möhnesee, the city of Arnsberg, Jochem Schulte Gruppe and Yachtclub Westfalia Arnsberg.