International Wind Art in Northern Hesse
The 10th wind art festival "bewegter wind"concerning the topic "change?!" took place 15th -29th of August, 2021 in Hofgeismar and Liebenau in nature parc Reinhardswald.
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.
Here is the link to a flight through the exhibition "change?!" with a video of Bernd Schmidt.
Calendar "From Wind to Wind" and exhibition catalog "change?!"
A wonderful festival summer with a lot of wind art and landscape discoveries is behind us and now the pictures are available:
The catalog "change?!" has 72 pages, portrait format (10,85 cm x 21cm) and can be ordered for 4,50 Euro + postage (Germany 1,55€, Europe mostly 4,89€ , other countries on request).
The calendar "From wind to wind" is for two years, has 14 pages (42cm x 29,7cm) and costs 13,50€ + postage (Germany 4,90€ and other countries on request). The calendar can be ordered now and can be shipped from January 2022. We also send vouchers.
Award ceremony at the 10th International Wind Art Festival "bewegter wind" in Hofgeismar and Liebenau
Walking in the footsteps of art
Forty-five art objects which, in interaction with the wind, create new perspectives on the landscape - and at the same time stimulate further thinking around the theme of "Change?!" - change: The 10th International Wind Art Competition "bewegter wind" has attracted several thousand art and nature lovers from near and far to Hofgeismar and Liebenau. On Sunday, 29 August 2021, the popular outdoor festival came to an end with the award ceremony for five outstanding works of art. In addition to wind art installations, nine videos and performances were shown. At the end of the successful art festival, curator Reta Reinl drew a positive conclusion: "For two weeks, forty-five artists* from all over the world showed their works on the Kramberg and in the Diemel Valley and thus initiated an exciting dialogue on climate change. We are very happy about the great response - not only from visitors, but also from participating artists and all supporters. We would like to express our sincere thanks for this."
10th wind art festival "bewegter wind" 2021 – Change ?!
ow to make a selection, when all artists have already won by being juried into the 10th bewegter wind exhibition? The most important prize is certainly "to be seen" and to give voice to one's own view of the subject through one's work. This, it should be noted at this point, has been quite successful, because the number of visitors to the plein air art festival proves that the show has now made a name for itself.
The artistic positions testify to idiosyncratic perspectives, to surprising ideas, but also quite simply to craftsmanship. This not only provided us - the prize jury - with a basis for discussion, but also presented us with difficult decisions.
In a way, it was also a matter of "comparing apples with oranges", which, as we all know, is supposed to be almost impossible. So we had noted many good works on our slips of paper during the tour, all of which would have deserved a prize, and so we had to use parameters to make decisions.
One of these parameters for us was a good idea that plays with the theme of change?! but at the same time remains open enough to be able to change perspectives.
Guided tour on 28.8./ Award ceremony on 29.8.
Another whole weekend of wind art awaits us. Even the weather shows us change from all sides.
Every day there are new things and many aspects to discover in the changing light in the exhibition in the landscapes.
If you want to know more about the exhibits and the artists' ideas, you can also register by email at short notice for a guided tour of the exhibition on Sat. 28.8.21.
Meeting point at 2 p.m. at the Diemel bridge near Liebenau-Ostheim and at approx. 3.40 p.m. at the Kramberg car park near Hofgeismar.
On Sunday, 29.8.21 at the award ceremony it will be exciting. At 5 pm at the Diemelbrücke the winners of the 10th Wind Art Festival will be announced. Which work of art impressed you the most?
Which idea for change?! moved you?
If you would like to see a few impressions in advance, you can do so at the slide show on the preview/supporter tour and at "alle Wetter!" hr-Fernsehen (from minute 7)
Here you can find artist information and hiking tips.
See you soon on the Diemel or the Kramberg? We would be delighted.
Please observe the applicable corona rules.
The 10th wind art festival "bewegter wind" will take place from 15-29.8.2021 in Hofgeismar and Liebenau in the Reinhardswald Nature Park on the theme of change?!
Preview and Patrons' Tour 10th Wind Art Festival " moving wind".
Thanks to our sponsors, this exhibition is "free and outside" and will find a wide audience. Many thanks for the support to Landkreis Kassel // Stadt Hofgeismar // Stadt Liebenau // Naturpark Reinhardswald // Sparkasse Kassel // ART regio -Sparkassenversicherung // Volksbank Kassel-Göttingen // EAM // AGiL // Bundesverband Windenergie (Hessen) // Hessisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst and all supporters.
Here are photos of the preview and exhibition tour.