International Wind Art in Northern Hesse
Art interacts with wind and weather in Northern Hesse:
"Moving wind" stages wind art in this versatile landscape.
Whether a gentle breeze or a thundering storm, resting treetops or clouds chasing along - wind art is fleeting, can be experienced again and again and remains unfinished in a fascinating way. The wind art festival "bewegter wind" shows North Hesse's beauty from a new perspective: At changing locations - in front of forests, high altitudes, lakes or quarries - objects are created that make the wind visible and merge it with art. Wind art objects, installations, wind videos and performances amaze visitors of all ages, guests and locals, art lovers and nature lovers. NoÂ visiting day is the same, because in the "Outdoor Museum" is always blowing a new wind.
The international wind art festival takes place as a competition every two years at changing locations in the region. "bewegter wind" is a landscape exhibition with supporting programme, art competition, artists' meeting, cultural exchange, exhibition tour and childrens programme. Since 2004, 9 international art competitions have been announced and carried out. To date, 629 works of art by 514 artists from 35 countries have been exhibited at 31 venues.
The 10th wind art festival "bewegter wind" has to be postponed to August 2021, because of the corona pandemic.
Letzte Chance auf freie Plätze
Die zweite Woche windworks
Die erste Woche mit den kostenlosen Kinderkunstkursen in Liebenau und Hofgeismar hat richtig Spaß gemacht. Am Montag geht's weiter.
In diesen Kursen gibt es noch freie Plätze, für die man sich kurzfristig anmelden kann:
Windworks and little wind
Children's art courses in Hofgeismar and Liebenau from August 5th -16th 2020
The association "bewegter wind" (moving wind), together with the Kulturkoffer Hessen, the cities of Hofgeismar and Liebenau, the Gerhard-Fieseler-Foundation and ART regio, has come up with something. In order to ensure that the Hessian summer does not pass completely without wind art, the "little wind" with "Windworks" will be created. "Windworks" are one-day courses in which artists give children and young people insights into topics of wind art and work on them together. You can do a lot with wind, although you can't see it directly.
The course topics are as diverse as the winds of the world. The results of the workshops will be presented on Sunday, 16.8.2020 in the exhibition "kleiner Wind". Thanks to the support of the cooperation partners, participation in the courses during the summer holidays is free of charge.
The age of the course participants is limited to 10 -16 years, the number of participants per course to 10.
The children's art courses take place simultaneously in the village community centre of Hofgeismar-Kelze and in the "Alte Dreschhalle" in Liebenau-Lamerden between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
All instructions for protection against corona viruses are followed. Binding registrations are welcome until 1.8.2020.
A flyer and a registration form are available in the download area.
An overview of the course offers and further down in detail:
"change?!" postponed to 2021 - applications from 26 countries
The 10th Wind Art Festival will be
postponed to August 2021
For a long time we had the hope that the 10th wind art festival "bewegter wind" could take place as an open air event in late summer 2020.
We discussed all the requirements, transport and travel problems, uncertainties regarding the corona pandemic and the fact that applications for the art competition "change?!" were received from 26 countries, of which only German participation could be relatively certain. Unfortunately we had to decide that the exhibition of the 10th Wind Art Festival will be postponed until August 2021.
The 10th Wind Art Festival will be
postponed to August 2021
140 applications from 26 countries
Art, nature and wind - the wind art festival "bewegter wind" offers this unique combination of experiences. Installations, wind art objects, videos and fascinating performances are staged in the northern Hessian landscape.
The anniversary exhibition on the subject of "change ?!" was planned for August 2020 in Hofgeismar and Liebenau in the Reinhardswald Nature Park.
"The development of the corona pandemic has been a source of concern to us for a long time", says curator Reta Reinl, "but we still had hopes that an outdoor event could take place in late summer". But until 31.8.2020, events with more than 100 people are prohibited in Hesse. How can you limit the number of visitors outdoors without too much expense? In 2018, an estimated 15,000 visitors were on their way to see the wind art.
"Change?!" - Climate change from the perspective of international artists*.
Announcement of the 10th International Art Competition "bewegter wind" 2020
Art meets nature: The wind art festival "bewegter wind", unique in Germany, celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. It will take place from August 16th to 30st, 2020 at outstanding scenic locations in the Reinhardswald Nature Park - in the heart of Germany near Kassel. Now curator Reta Reinl has announced the theme of the festival: "Change?! She explains: "Climate change contains threatening, but also forward-looking aspects. Is apocalypse in sight? Or can we expect a variety of possible solutions to shape the future? The climate is changing. Meteorologically, but also socially. We are looking for drafts and concepts that make this change tangible."
Windy welcome in Northern Hesse!
Whether a gentle breeze or a thundering storm, resting treetops or clouds chasing by - wind art is fleeting, can be experienced again and again and remains unfinished in a fascinating way. The wind art festival "bewegter wind" shows North Hesse's beauty from a new perspective: At changing locations - in front of forests, high altitudes, lakes or quarries - objects are created that make the wind visible and merge it with art.
Wind art objects, installations, wind videos and performances amaze visitors of all ages, guests and locals, art lovers and nature lovers. No visiting days is like the other, because in the "Outdoor Museum" is always blowing a new wind.
Thanks to the long-standing sponsors and energetic supporters, the festival, which is unique in Germany, is free of charge for visitors.