This artwork by Hans Hollein stood in front of the Neue Galerie in Graz for several weeks. The former tank wagon for petroleum is named “The Golden Calf”. I guess this refers to the golden calf in the bible and the importance of oil for mankind.
Memories! For many children in Germany and Austria, these wise guys were stars of the TV series Die Sendung mit der Maus (The Show with the Mouse). On your urban walk through Erfurt, you will find several heroes of German children’s TV series.
Three music stands (Notenständer) with a height of four metres remind me that Querfurt Castle (Burg Querfurt) houses a music school. Artist Ingo Güttler created these music stands that play music and form a sound installation. During festivals, the music stands will be removed.
The statue of Imperia is placed at the port of Constance (Konstanz) It reminds of the Council of Constance in the years 1414-1418.
At the railway station Matzleinsdorferplatz one can see this artwork made of ceramic tiles. Students of about 20 Viennese schools put down their dreams and hopes for the 21st century in this artwork.
This installation created by the artist Josef Bernhardt is called ‘Warten auf Vögel IV’ (‘Waiting for Birds IV’). It is part of the project ‘Kunst im Öffentlichen Raum’ (Art in Public Spaces) in Vienna.
The landmark of Dortmund is the big U on top of a former brewery building. Today the building houses besides others the Museum Ostwall and some exhibition rooms. The elements looking like mosaics are actually movies shown high over the city.
This sculpture created by the German carver Max Kratz is located next to the central station of Essen. It is named ‘Steile Lagerung’ and reminds of the hard work miners did in the region.
My contribution to #FriFotos of today. The topic is #shadow. My shadow is standing on an artwork created by the Austrian artist Eva Schlegel. The artwork is located at the soil in front of the Austrian Präsidentschaftskanzlei in Vienna.
Fun idea: Near the geographic centre of my city a model of a peach stone indicates the city centre. This is a pun as in the German language we use for the centre of a city and the stone of a fruit the same term: ‘Kern’. The sculpture was designed by the artists Anne and Peter Knoll.
Odd detail seen on top of a hotel near Kassel Central Station: A diving platform! The explanation for this strange combination: It’s an artwork.
Fun sculpture seen in Ehrenhausen, a place in the Austrian province Styria. It shows a local tradition called ‘Fingerhakeln’. Is this tradition in your region known? Do you know any English term for it? Perhaps ‘finger wrestling’?