Hanover art show not undercutting Documenta

24th May 2007, Comments 0 comments

24 May 2007, Hanover, Germany (dpa) - A major art show in the northern German city of Hanover denied Wednesday it was playing spoiler towards Documenta, the world's principal exhibition of contemporary art in Kassel, just two hours' drive further south. Organizers of the Made in Germany exhibition, which runs from this Friday till August 26, said they had deliberately timed it to take place "in parallel" to Documenta, but were not competing with the world-class show. The idea was simply that tourists visit

24 May 2007

Hanover, Germany (dpa) - A major art show in the northern German city of Hanover denied Wednesday it was playing spoiler towards Documenta, the world's principal exhibition of contemporary art in Kassel, just two hours' drive further south.

Organizers of the Made in Germany exhibition, which runs from this Friday till August 26, said they had deliberately timed it to take place "in parallel" to Documenta, but were not competing with the world-class show.

The idea was simply that tourists visiting Germany for Documenta could take in Hanover as well during their stay.

Made in Germany features more than 80 installations, sculptures and videos by 52 up-and-coming artists, half of them German born and the other half working in Germany. The bulk of them are based in Berlin, which is evolving into a key arts centre.

The 100-day Documenta, which opens June 16, features about 400 cutting-edge works from round the world.

Lovers of contemporary art are being promised a summer of superlatives with posters for both exhibitions already visible over Germany. Documenta is held every five years. The Hanover show is a one-off event.

Many of the Made in Germany artworks were specially commissioned for the show, being staged in three museums which are cooperating for the first time: the Sprengel Museum, the Kestner Society rooms and the Hanover Art Society centre.

Internet: www.madeingermanyhannover.de

DPA

Subject: German news

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