Skulpturenpark Artpark

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Skulpturenpark Artpark Linz, 2006

The Skulpturenpark Artpark (Sculpture garden Artpark) is a sculpture garden in the city of Linz, Austria, where more than 20 artists had created their sculptures. The size of the garden is over 5.000 square meters.

Situation[edit]

The Skulpturenpark Artpark is situated in the quarter 'Lenaupark', district Lustenau of Linz, on the roof of the shopping-center Lenaupark City. It is the only cultural institution[1] of this part of the city.[2] Lenaupark has 43.000 m² project space and is so the largest district-project of urban renewal in Austria outside Vienna.[3]

History and Concept[edit]

This project in Linz was launched by the artist Manfred Kielnhofer. The opening was in 2006 and since this time the park si expanding every year.

The quarter Lenaupark, which was a train station in former times, measures about 43.000 m². 2004 the developing project for urban renewal starts. One year later the shopping-center "Lenaupark-City" opens. The visual artist Manfred Kielnhofer, who leaves nearby, has the idea to start a cultural project there as well. The constructor of the buildings in the quarter Lenaupark, Johann Brandstetter, is himself a collector and sponsor for arts. So he helps the young artists association around Kielnhofer.

In Skulpturenpark Artpark you can find sculptures from Jonathan Borofsky, dEmo (Eladio de Mora), Manfred Kielnhofer, Robert Mittringer, Arnold Pichler, Erwin Reiter, Martina Schettina, Manfred Schöller, Pinuccio Sciola and Gerhard Wünsche.[4]

Sculptures[edit]

  • Carlos Anglberger: Five letters, 5 parts, concrete, 2006–2008
  • Jonathan Borofsky: Numbersn, concrete, ca. 50x100x30 cm each.
  • dEmo (Eladio de Mora), bears. Polyester.
  • Willi Kern: Venus. Clay. 250 cm high. 2006.
  • Manfred Kielnhofer, Wächter, gypsum and polyester ca. 200 cm high. 2007.
  • Manfred Koutek, Slidable lattice grate, painted road barrier, ca. 80 x 300 cm. 2009.
  • Christoph Luckeneder: Light cactuses.
  • Robert Mittringer: No title, 120 x 300 x 30 cm
  • Arnold Pichler: Spearhead 60x100x120 cm, Stainless steel and steel, 2007
  • Martina Schettina, Cucumber and tomatoes. Readymade. fruit, acrylic basement, ca. 100 cm high. 2009
  • Manfred Schöller: Lightarc -Nonarc 250 cm high, metal, 2007
  • Der Steiner, love=hate (Zerobudgeting), concrete,
  • Der Steiner: Kisses for me iron, 200 x 180 cm, 2007
  • Erwin Reiter: Dancer, stainless steel, 140x140x220 cm
  • Gerhard Wünsche: The Queen, concrete on basement,60x60x280 cm, 2006

Gallery[edit]

Arrangements[edit]

Once a year- on the first Wednesday in April - the new season of the sculpture garden is acclaimed. The new sculptures are presented.[5]

The Skulpturenpark Artpark[6] can be visited from April to October.[7]

Publications[edit]

  • Lit ges Magazin for Literatur and more[8]
  • Austria Journal [9]
  • catalogue Skulpturenpark 2007 [10]
  • Dobusch F., Mayr J. (pblsh.): Linz - Stadt der Arbeit und Kultur. Linz: Gutenberg-Werbering (1997)(German)
  • Stadtforschung Linz: CD-ROM Linz 2000. Fakten, Bilder, Grafiken. Linz (2000)(German)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Artpark Official page of Linz Kultur (recalled at (July 7, 2009) (german)
  2. ^ Official press release of the city of Linz sept. 22.2004 (recalled at July 7, 2009]
  3. ^ Official press release Linz March 15 2005 (recalled July 7, 2009)(german)
  4. ^ Life radio (recalled at July 7, 2009)
  5. ^ LT1 Fernsehbeitrag vom 1.4.2009 (recalled at July 5, 2009)
  6. ^ Kulturleben Ministry of culture(recalled at July 7, 2009)
  7. ^ daily newspaper Der Standard online program (recalled at July 7, 2009)
  8. ^ Litges St.Pölten Literatur usw (recalled on July 5 Juli 2009)(german)
  9. ^ Austria Journal, page 77 Artpark (recalled at July 5, 2009)(german)
  10. ^ Skulpturenpark 2007 recalled at July 7, 2009

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 48°17′31″N 14°18′15″E / 48.29194°N 14.30417°E / 48.29194; 14.30417