International Wind Art in Northern Hesse

The 10th wind art festival "bewegter wind"concerning the topic "change?!" will take 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. 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 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.


Association for the promotion of wind art and intercultural communication

After organizing four successful art competitions "bewegter wind", in 2009 we have
Association for the promotion of wind art and intercultural communication founded,
who will be the future organizer of the art competition "bewegter wind" and other activities.

We are pleased about your interest, your club membership, your donation, your support and encouragement.

The internationally announced art competition "bewegter wind" and a multi-part landscape exhibition take place every two years in Northern Hesse. Exhibitions with wind objects, installations and performances are staged at special places in nature. A varied supporting programme and encounters with artists from many countries of the world increase the appeal of this successful combination of art and nature experience.

What is the fascination of wind? Wind is global. It is multifaceted and intangible. In "moving wind" the shapelessness of the wind meets the creative power of artistic forms.

Wind is the only element that is not visible and is only perceived through its relationship to the other elements. It is a natural phenomenon and a symbol of spirit. It stands for goodness and strength, fertility and desolation. Around the globe, the ambivalence of its characteristics can be found: murmuring and stormy, howling and whispering, wild and tame, warm and cold, communicative and centred. Every culture is influenced by him. His play with high and low pressure is a metaphor for communication in the to and fro of the winds of the world. These diverse aspects of an invisible phenomenon occupy artists worldwide.

The promotion of wind art and intercultural communication is the purpose of the association "bewegter wind", which is the organiser of the art competition.

The statutes and declaration of membership can be downloaded here.

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