Art in the Public Space
The Foundation actively promotes art in the public space at its domicile through its “Bonn Art Project”: Since 2014, a work has been commissioned each year for Bonn’s “urban museum”. To date sculptures by Marcus Lüpertz, Tony Cragg and Bernar Venet have been installed around the city.
The hitherto most ambitious art project in public space has been launched in Salzburg: In collaboration with the Salzburg Foundation, we have over the past 10 years forged a unique sculptural tour, known as the Walk of Modern Art. Altogether 12 works by internationally acclaimed contemporary artists, ranging from Anselm Kiefer to Erwin Wurm, are now on show around the historical Old City, freely accessible to the general public. With the “Krauthügel Art Project”, launched in 2014, the Foundation and the Salzburg Foundation have been transforming the panoramic meadow beneath Hohensalzburg Castle into an open-air gallery.
In the Ruhr region, the Foundation has been supporting the initiative PUBLIC ART RUHR – Neuenthüllung (New Revelations) by the RuhrKunstMuseen, which has been rescuing forgotten public works from their slumber and restoring them to their former splendour.