International 2010 Archives
Tomàs Saraceno, New public sculpture project
Frankfurt's main square in the city center (Germany) 06.12.2010 -
Tomàs Saraceno, first artist for ROSSMARKT3
The new international sculpture project ROSSMARKT3 for Frankfurt's main square in the city center, proudly announces the presentation of the first specific work by artist Tomàs Saraceno. On December 6, the artwork will be inaugurated on the plaza, and will be shown there until spring 2011.
In Frankfurt the citizens support their historical city square with courage and become commissioners of art in the public area. Thus in the spring of 2010, acting as representatives of the civil society, 25 young people from Frankfurt chose the international artist Tomàs Saraceno to create an artwork for the Rossmarkt.
The Rossmarkt in Frankfurt is a site that has been torn out of the inner city context through the bombings of the 2nd World War ; its century old history no longer readable following many reconstructions. The citizens of Frankfurt could never quite rebuild this lost connection, do not know the past of this site, and see in it a large empty surface to which they cannot form an emotional connection.
This is where the work of Juliane von Herz, art curator from Frankfurt begins. In the large stony square, the art curator sees a surface waiting to be revisited -
Closeness and dialogue amongst each another already arose the run-
But also important to the curator is the real aspect of this project. The network project ROSSMARKT3 is not virtual, on the contrary.
The participants's meetings take place "live" on the urban space, in the artist's studio, in the schools with the sponsors, the city representatives, and the project team -
Exhibition 6th December 2010 -
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Tomàs Saraceno, Cloud Cities / Air-
Tomàs Saraceno, the first ROSSMARKT3 artist, thinks in cross-
His commissioned work opens up the citizen's dialogue on the square. It is planned to install a new artwork every year for a period of up to six months. So the square should once again find its way back into the collective memory of the city.
The project ROSSMARKT3 is financed through the sponsoring of large national fondations and those from Frankfurt, who in particular promote education and sponsorship of young people from Frankfurt. Together with the project's participants, they send out a signal of urban citizen's strenght.