The Luminale’s CURATED category unites outstanding artistic projects at the interface of light and city. These projects are linked on the Light Walk, to create a public gallery of light art, inviting visitors on a tour of discovery.
CURATED presents selected projects where light plays a key role as medium and/or material. The Luminale’s interdisciplinary Advisory Board is involved in the program’s planning and design. Experts from the fields of art, culture and design collaborate in developing relevant criteria for participation to decide which projects are to be included in this category.
Light and City are the all-embracing themes of the Biennial for Light Art and Urban Design. For 2020, the Luminale offers a further point of contact for artistic works with its thematic focus DIGITAL ROMANTIC. The question here is: How can digital and romanticism be combined in the city? How or where can a new Romanticism shape the urban space?
Focus, on the one hand, is on those works created for a specific location in Frankfurt or Offenbach, which explore its architecture, history or possible future perspectives. On the other, the program also encompasses projects that address the relevant aspects of urban design or general issues of urbanity.
"Sailing on a wine-dark sea to people of another tongue" - the quotation from Homer's Odyssey has adorned the Eiserne Steg in ancient Greek script since 1999.
Fragments of a non-linear process, depicted on the facade of the new German Romantic Museum.
With a large-scale installation, Philipp Geist highlights the Bethmann-Weiher and nearby pavilion, once a major city landmark.
Enlightenment in the spiritual sense can be so described: „Everyday consciousness has been transcended, giving way to a permanent and special insight into a holistic reality.”
In the underground garden of the Eschenheimer Anlage at Eschenheimer Tor, Franz Neudeck’s work entitled „The Luminous Gaze", presents lanterns bearing the portraits and „glances“ of Frankfurt’s people.
As part of the Luminale 2020, the glass façade of the Ignatz Bubis-Gemeindezentrum will feature a project by Lukas Sünder.
A monument is unveiled that shows two naked young men talking on the phone.
REFRAKTO is an audiovisual performance by Den Sorte Skole, visual artist collective Vertigo and organist Prof. Martin Lücker.
A second heaven hovers close above the heads of the visitors in the Metzlerpark.
Eight artificial swans begin to glow and start a choreography – a surprising water ballet.
The planet Venus lights up the vault on the exterior façade of Fischergewölbe.
“Sunshowers” is a realtime animation artwork. It is inspired by Akira Kurosawa’s film Dreams.
Anny and Sibel Öztürk’s "From Inner to Outer Light" in the is a sound and light installation based on audience participation.
A historic tram operated by the Verkehrsgesellschaft Frankfurt (VGF) brings "Digital Romantic" onto the rails.
Dense urban living space, dramatic illumination of buildings, street lighting, and industry – these factors all make it difficult to experience the night as such. The night is getting brighter.
The spatial light drawing "The Lonely Tree" was conceived for the exhibition held in the Diakoniekirche Weißfrauen.
"The Niche: A Missing Link" is realized by means of Augmented Reality (AR) technology.
For years, the 800-year-old St. Leonhardskirche, a listed building, was closed for restoration.
Video artist Vanessa Hafenbrädl, together with Anna McCarthy, is creating an audiovisual work for Frankfurt’s Snow-White Monument.
The façade of the Alte Oper, which is peppered with mythological and poetic motifs, depicts a journey from linear, digital structures to sensual plays of light and a dreamlike experience of seemingly impossible scenarios.
Glowing swans on the pond, magical tales and virtual reality in the middle of the city. Philipp Geist, Marija Avramovic & Sam Twidale, Denis Bivour & Florian Giefer, as well as the artists' collective Xenorama, are the creators of major attractions for the Luminale - presenting a total of four highly independent interpretations of this year's theme "Digital Romantic".more
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