Tuesday, 13. December 2016

S(ch)ichtwechsel: Das Saarland als Industrie- und Lebensraum

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Exhibit Opening

March 13 at 7:30 pm at Schloss Dagstuhl

Exhibit dates

March 13 - May 12 2017


Invitation to the exhibit opening


About the Exhibition

The historic Saarland mining landscape, the impact of the coal and steel industry on people and their habitat, as well as the transformation of regional landscapes are the focus of the second exhibition of the new cooperation between Saarland Sporttoto GmbH, the Leibniz Zentrum für Informatik Schloss Dagstuhl, and the HBKsaar in Saarbrücken.


The history and the present day of the living environment, which is characterized by coal mining and the iron and steel industry, is reflected in prints, graphics, photographs, installations, and paintings by artists from Saarland. Walter Bernstein's portrayals of the milieu and images of the memories of the regional industrial landscapes and the working environment since the 1950s meet the associative views of later artists from the Saartoto collection, as well as the current views of the students and guests of the HBKsaar. 


The concrete observation of people embedded in the industrial working and living environment and the visualization of forces, lighting scenarios, materiality and moods are juxtaposed with the new visual and material language of the young artists. Inspired by the aesthetic charm of the industrial architecture, which has become a relic and monument, and seeking out the transformations of its surrounding natural environment, fragments from the exhibition "Land(e)scape", curated in 2017 by Nadine Brettar and the master's graduate Maria Fernanda Palacio for the gallery of the HBKsaar, point to the artistic changeover.

Visiting hours

Monday through Friday, 8 am - 4 pm; Friday, 9 am - 2 pm