July 2, 2010 - Kunstmuseum Bonn - The Luminous West
July 2, 2010

The Luminous West

The Luminous West
10 July – 24 October 2010

Kunstmuseum Bonn
Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 2
53113 Bonn, Germany
www.kunstmuseum-bonn.de

Artists:
Thomas Arnolds, Bernd & Hilla Becher, Joseph Beuys, Anna und Bernhard, Johannes Blume, Tony Cragg, Martina Debus, Simon Denny, Chris Durham, Claudia Fährenkemper, Isa Genzken, Andreas Gursky, Natascha Sadr Haghighian, David Hahlbrock, Georg Herold, Benjamin Houlihan, Bernd Kastner, Christian Keinstar, Jürgen Klauke, Imi Knoebel, Erinna König, Gereon Krebber, Ursula Neugebauer, Marcel Odenbach, Albert Oehlen, Blinky Palermo, Michail Pirgelis, Sigmar Polke, Gerhard Richter, Ulrich Rückriem, Thomas Schütte, Katharina Sieverding, Rosemarie Trockel, Timm Ulrichs

The Luminous West – one of the Kunstmuseum Bonn’s largest exhibition projects ever – brings 33 artists from two generations together in a total of 3500 m2 of exhibition space to achieve a broad-based definition of where the art landscape of the Rhineland and North Rhine-Westphalia stands. In connection with the large annual festivals, Kulturhauptstadt Europa Ruhr.2010 (European Capital of Culture) and the Quadriennale 2010 in Düsseldorf, the show marks the southern stop, so to speak, of a Grand Tour through the Rhenish art and culture scene in the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia.

Departing from a historical core, THE LUMINOUS WEST first introduces the major artists of the older generation with their respective new works. In turn, these works are then connected with central positions in the art of the younger artists in order to achieve an overall show with 33 participants.

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