Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Opening of the Prelude exhibition in Bernkastel-Kues 2018-19

The two Prelude exhibitions of the 5th ‘Enter into Art’ International Installations 2018-19, which promote small-format pictures from all over the world, will be accompanied this year by the video screening ‘Touring the World through Art’. As a result of the change in our exhibition schedule, we were able to extend the second exhibition in the prominent birth house of Nicolaus Cusanus until April 7, 2018. Our traveling exhibitions with the annual motto ‘Fascination of Worldwide Art and Color’ will take place on three rivers (the Rhine, Moselle and Lahn).

5thEnter into Art’ International Installations 2018-19

Prelude exhibition in Bernkastel-Kues

Please see more photos and the lists of participants on our archiv website:

Mayor of the city of Bernkastel-Kues, Wolfgang Port (left),
and the director of the museum Gerhard W. Kluth (right)
ThisEnter into Art’ event on the river Moselle takes place from February 10 to April 7, 2019 in the Museum Nicholas of Cusa with 206 artists from 45 countries. The video screening ‘Touring the World through Art’ has 41 larger images from 26 countries and is integrated into the exhibition. Two further images of each artist are available in folders. The mayor of the city of Bernkastel-Kues and the director of the museum have opened the international exhibition as patrons. (For questions please contact the organizers Kurt Ries or Gabriele Walter.)

The traveling exhibition ‘Fascination of Worldwide Art and Color’ shows small-format images from all over the world, including meditative aspects. The images are arranged in ‘color zones’ for attentive viewing and relaxation, allowing the idea of intercultural exchange to flow in. The multimedia presentation with large-format pictures by international artists is accompanied by flows of relaxing music.

In addition, the large images are available in reduced-size reproductions (information photos), to take away for free. Specially in the video, artists from all over the world reflect upon the subject of travel. The exhibition allows the audience to view a wide spectrum of high quality art. Very different artistic techniques and styles are presented and combined with smaller sculptures and as well as poetry and sound.

A prominent museum:

Birthplace of Nicolaus Cusanus

Cusanus Birth House in
Bernkastel-Kues on the river Moselle
We are happy to announce that the exhibition at Cusanus Museum has been extended until April 7th, 2019. The upper floor of the Cusanus Birth House houses the permanent exhibition "Nicholas of Kues 1401 - 1464 Life and Work in Pictures". The Cusanus House is well known as a center of culture and humanities. In addition to the permanent exhibition, it also hosts regular events including classical concerts, meditation evenings, meetings, workshops and family celebrations. The art exhibitions on the ground floor are also open to visitors attending these events.

The museum attracts large numbers of visitors, adding to the sense of diversity in our exhibitions. Nicolaus Cusanus was a German philosopher, theologian, jurist and astronomer. To him, diversity meant fruitful variety, and his philosophy gives people a sense that life is full of chances and opportunities. On the "Grand Tour" of the Middle Ages, he continued his education, also travelling to Italy.

Kurt Ries with visitors
The great western thinker on the threshold of modern times was born in Bernkastel-Kues in 1401 where he founded a home for the elderly, a foundation he imbued with great spirit and passion. He knew the philosophy of Ancient Greece and built his own world of thought based upon it. The Cusanus Society founded in 1960 is transnational and not tied to any political or confessional groups. Cusa Societies can be found in Germany, the US, Italy, and Japan.

Lecture on traveling, poetry and art

In a lecture about traveling, the travel author Gabriele Walter will accompany the film screening “Touring the World through Art” in both a musical and a lyrical way. The lecture incorporates exquisite poems of the famous German poet Rainer Maria Rilke, who is examplary for the correlation between art and poetry. Consequently, the film and the lecture inspires visitors to meditate on art also in this way. The audience renewed was excited about the poetry lecture.

Gabriele Walter during her lecture
Rilke was inspired to write numerous poems by looking at the works of Rodin, Cezanne and the Impressionists. As Rodin’s secretary, he lived in Paris for many years. When Rilke encountered a creative crisis, he turned increasingly to the visual arts. Through the detour of this other medium, he came to new impulses for his own work.

With his so-called ‘image poems’, the well-traveled Rilke was a German Apollinaire and fits perfectly into our concept of exhibitions. Our visitors always meet this concept with very great interest. Therefore in addition and renewed, Apollinaire’s image poems are shown as an homage on the tables (our homage to Apollinaire see the link!), while viewers also can read there the most beautiful travel haiku by Gabriele Walter. All poems of the event are presented in small frames. Rilke’s poems, meanwhile, will be read in the lecture. On the basis of image poems, art lovers are led also to a deeper understanding of the international images in the exhibition. Part of this traveling exhibition is again Rilke’s wonderful poem ‘The Poet’, which draws attention to the problem of give and take by art.

Opening times

'Enter into Art' on three rivers: Moselle in Bernkastel-Kues with surroundings