Welcome to the English language version of the KaM web site (v. 2013)

This version is still under development. For the time being, the pages on the individual sculptures under "The Sculptures" are available in English; some other pages or entries are in German only. If you get lost in translation then please restart from this page. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please forward any error reports and recommendations to KaM@Kunst-am-Moltkeplatz.de


Essen is "European Green Capital" 
2017   
    


For program and events click  here,    
or into the logo.   

KaM e.V. identifies with the "European Green Capital".  






announcing:

Sunday 24 Sep 2017 during 11 - 18 h:
"Schnitzeljagd" paper chase at the Sculptures Park Moltkeplatz

The  Green Capital  is inviting everbody to a discovery tour along the NaturLinie 105 tram line.
The Sculptures Park Moltkeplatz - providing quite some surprises - will be one of several locations.

NaturLinie 105  (c) Johannes Kassenberg

Information, and how to participate  here.


Friday 06 Oct 2017 from approx 14 h: Students´ Sculptures at the Moltkeplatz


for the second time (following last year´s event on 27 Sep 2016; see here) students in their final year prior to the Abitur / graduation from the UNESCO Schule Essen will put on display temporary works at the Moltkeplatz which have been inspired by the ensemble of permanent sculptures here. During summer, as part of their art studies at the UNESCO school - and with some support from KaM e.V. (see entries below starting 09 Jun 2017) - the students have dealt with the Moltkeplatz. As a results, works have been developed that will be put on display to the public during the afternoon of Friday 06 Oct.

Students will be present to explain their works. Some of the works will invite visitors to participate in the activities. The public is sincerely invited to attend.

In case of adverse weather conditions the display will be postponed by one week ... check here.




News:

on 16 Sep 2017, at the Lehmbruck Museum, the presentation of a documentation, and opening of an exhibition on RHEINORANGE by Lutz Fritsch took place

Lutz Fritsch signing a copy of the RHEINORANGE documentation

During the ceremony at the Lehmbruck Museum in Duisburg speakers recalled the 25th "birthday" of the sculpture RHEINORANGE (which has been set up in 1992), and its restoration in 2016. With its height of 25 m RHEINORANGE marks the location of the estuary of the river Ruhr into the river Rhein in Duisbrug-Kasslerfeld ... visible from the distance in its bright RAL 2004 colour "Reinorange" (without "H"; literally "pure orange").

Two year before, in 1990, Lutz Fritsch had set up his work  EIN•STAND / MONO•POLE on the traffic island Moltkeplatz / Ruhrallee as part of the Moltkeplatz sculptures´ ensemble.



01 Sep 2017:  Brochure about the Art Venue Moltkeplatz has been released

KUNSTAMMOLTKEPLATZ  / ARTATTHEMOLTKEPLATZ
10 Jahre Kunst am Moltkeplatz KaM e.V. - 35 Jahre Skulpturenwiese Moltkeplatz
10 years association KaM e.V. - 35 years Sculptures Park Moltkeplatz

Text by Dr Uwe Rüth and Tankred Stachelhaus

The brochure documents the history of the Art Venue Moltkeplatz since its inception. It covers the time span from 1982 - when the first sculpture ("Hannover Tor / Hanover Gate" by Friedrich Gräsel) was erected by the Essen gallery owner Jochen Krüper - all the way to the temporary exhibitions of the "junge Kunst am Moltkeplatz / young Art at the Moltkeplatz" series initiated by KaM e.V. which was founded in 2006. More about the brochure here.


On 06 Sep 2017 the team, carrying the newly printed brochures, met by the sculptures. From left: Tankred Stachelhaus, Lisa Lambrecht-Wagenitz, Susanne Wolff, Volker Wagenitz, Uwe Rüth, and Frank Hirsch. (Picture by Katharina Wieczorek)

The brochure was presented to the public in combination with a panel discussion on Art in Public Spaces, on 09 Sep 2017 at the SELK church at the Moltkeplatz.

The participants of the panel discussion; from left: Volker Wagenitz (KaM), Lutz Fritsch (artist), Tankred Stachelhaus (moderator), Lars Breuer (artist), Gerd Mahler (Chair, Jury Art in Public Spaces Essen), Andreas Bomheuer (City of Essen Deputy responsible for culture)


Audience of the presentation, and the panel discussion.

More about the brochure here.

Numerous episodes etc mentioned in the brochure are also documented by entries in the  Literature/Press, and in the Archive pages (in German).

The WAZ/NRZ newspapers carry an article on the brochure on 07 Sep 2017, see  herethe Lokalkompass also on 07 Sep 2017, and Südanzeiger on 09 Sep 2017.



02 Sep 2017 in the late afternoon

click into the picture and enlarge the image to the maximum

a short spell of heavy rainfall - with sunshine at the same time - allowed for some highly unusual impressions of the sculptures park.



on 28 Aug 2017 ... 


... a small group with an international visitor were given a guided tour about the Moltkeplatz, the sculptures on display there, and KaM.



on 25 Aug 2017  fluxMG (based in the city of Mönchengladbach) presents KaM e.V. 


With a multi-page interview, the Mönchengladbach-based action group fluxMG present to their readers the association KaM e.V., the way it was founded, its efforts to promote art in public spaces at the Moltkeplatz in Essen, and its activities. fluxMG, which was set up in 2014, provides a platform for dialogue and blogging in the city of Mönchengladbach. Topics covered include urban development, civic commitment, and arts and culture.

For the interview (in German) click here. 



on 30 June and 05 July 2017 two more groups of students of the UNESCO-Schule Essen and their arts teacher Volker Ullenboom came to visit the Moltkeplatz. KaM provided a guided tour, and introduced the students to the sculptures.

  
  



am 24. Juni 2017 
on 24 Jun 2017 KaM´s annual Sculpures´ Festival was held.  KaM had invited all members, neighbours, friends, and persons interested in art to the sculpture park at the Moltkeplatz. Invitation and program here. WAZ/NRZ press article with invitation here, and Südanzeiger here.


Following a moment of silence to remember Prof. Dr. Harald Goebell, who had passed away a month ago (see above),  KaM welcomed their guests. This was follwed by addresses by Franz-Josef Britz, mayor of the City of Essen, and Prof. Dr. Gerd Mahler, chair of the "Jury Art in public spaces" of the City of Essen. Some time later, providing the opportunity for talks and discussions over a glass and some snacks, KaM offered a guided walk around the sculptures. The Presse- und Kommunikationsamt of the City of Essen carried an article here, and the Südanzeiger an article on 12 Jul 2017 here. More about the event  here.



on 09 / 12 / 13 June 2017 groups of students of a grade 12 arts course of the UNESCO-Schule Essen and their arts teacher Volker Ullenboom came to visit the Moltkeplatz. During the weeks before the students had dealt with the sculptures in class, and had put questions to members of the association KaM who were present for their course. During the visit at the Moltkeplatz the students had a chance to have a closer look - and feel - at the sculptures, and to present and exchange impressions.

 
  
  
  



Harald Goebell   * 6 February 1933    24 May 2017

Harald Goebell on 22 May 2016 at the vernissage for Martin Pfeifle´s "onda" at the Moltkeplatz

We mourn the death of Prof Dr Harald Goebell, who passed away on 24 May 2017.

From inception, Harald Goebell has supported the association KaM as a founding member, and member of its board. He has participated to lead and manage KaM, and he has left a most distinctive mark on the association ... more than anybody else. We have to part with a most admirable person to whom we are greatly indebted.

Our deep sympathy goes to his family.

Obituary here.



on  22 May 2017 the giant wooden sculpture "onda" was dismantled ... after having been on display at the Moltkeplatz for a year. The artist Martin Pfeifle, and a number of helpers and assistants unscrewed all parts and readied them for the transport. More about it here.

  
Following some refurbishment the work has been be re-erected in Bad Schussenried (county Biberach in Baden-Württemberg); see here , and here (at the new location ... picture sent by Martin Pfeifle); invitation to the opening of the exhibition in Bad Schussenried  here.



on 20 May 2017 Martin Pfeifles temporary work "onda", the giant white wave at the sculptures´ park Moltkeplatz, has been seen off. Invitations to the finissage had been forwarded by KaM (here), and had also been carried by NRZ on 20 May 2017, and Südanzeiger on 20 May 2017.

 
from left to right: Dr. Marcel Schumacher, Martin Pfeifle                 photos by Erwin Wiemer

Numerous persons interested listened to the explanations given by the curator Dr Marcel Schumacher, toasted the work "onda", and the artist, and had a last chance to enjoy it as a work to gather and come together. The association KaM e.V. extended their thanks to all sponsors and supportes ... most of all to the artist and the curator.

For a smaller group of people, together with the artist, the meeting lasted well into the night.



on 19 May 2017 a publication covering Martin Pfeifle´s "ONDA" has been issued. 


The brochure is in A 5 format with 52 pages, comprising a text part provided by the curator Dr. Marcel Schumacher, and an extensive pictures part.
Read more about it  here.



on 16 May 2017 Martin Pfeifle´s sculpture "onda", and the other works on the the sculptures´ park were used as the background for interviews and video takes for a film that Svenja and Gaby, students of the Universität Duisburg-Essen, are creating as part of their requirements towards a Master degree in their "Literature and Practical Media Useage" studies.

KaM has been glad to support the effort by providing information and (picture) material.



on 27 April 2017 the artist Sabine Schellhorn paid a visit to the sculptures ensemble at the Moltkeplatz.

left: Sabine Schellhorn at the Moltkeplatz; right: opening of the exhibition "STADT.LAND.FLUSS"

Between the dismantling of her exhibition "STADT.LAND.FLUSS / TOWN.COUNTRY.RIVER" (which had been on display at the Neue Galerie der VHS Essen as part of the European Green Capital program during 11 March thru 27 April 2017), and her return trip to Bremen there was time for a visit of the Moltkeplatzes and quite some exchange of ideas.



Hannes Forster at the Moltkeplatz / at the LWL-Museum in Hagen on 21 / 23 April 2017

On the occasion of the opening on 23 April of his exhibition "bau - kunst, Modelle und Grundrisse" at the LWL-Freilichtmuseum / Open Air  Museum Hagen Hannes Forster came to visit his brick-and-mortar work Eine echte falsche Geschichte / A Genuine Fake Story at the Moltkeplatz.


Hannes Forsters exhibition at
the LWL-Freilichtmuseum / Open Air  Museum Hagen will be on display thru 25 June; more about it here. During the opening members of KaM were able to learn more about the architectural layouts and models displayed.

first/leftmost picture:
models of
Hannes Forster´s "Industrietempel / Industrial Temples"; pictures of the originals  here.

On 28 April 2017 Hannes Forster´s work "Kriegedenkmal" (without "r"; literally a "wars´ memorial"; third/rightmost picture above shows a model) in Frankfurt (Oder) will be dedicated. Using differently marked bricks Hannes Forster laid some 400 bricks to form a spiral on top of the base of a former World War I "Kriegerdenkmal" (with "r"; literally "warriors´ memorial"), visualizing the years of peace and those of war in Europe during the past 400 year; invitation card here.



Springtime at the Moltkeplatz on 10 April 2017


Martin Pfeifle: onda 2016                                              cf. picture of snow covered "onda" of 11 Feb 2017 below


on 09 April 2017 a group of visitors - after having attended a rallye at the Hirschlandplatz in the Essen city center - used Martin Pfeifles "onda" to relax, and enjoy the sun and the sculpture park ... over a glass of beverage of their choice.




on 04 April 2017 a group of employees of Haus Esmarchstraße of Diakonie Essen came to visit the sculpture park Moltkeplatz. Accompanied by beautiful sunny spring weather they took part in a guided tour, and learnt more about the art works, the Moltkeplatz, and parts of the Moltkeviertel neighborhood.




on 18 March 2017, members of the association KaM e.V., and neighbors once again participated in the annual action day "SauberZauber" / spick-and-span. Refuse, bottles, plastic packaging, and other garbage was collected and removed from both the sculptures park and the areas surrounding it.


Some larger items, and a number of trash bags filled have subsequently been removed by the EBE Essen sanitation department.



11 Feb 2017: second time this year that snow falls on the sculptures on the Moltkeplatz





on 09 Feb 2017, Dr. Claudia Posca posted an entry about KaM e.V. in her  blog  on  kunstgebiet.ruhr.


To read the entry click into the picture or here.



02 Jan 2017 ... first snow in the new year    


Martin Pfeifle: onda 2016                    Ansgar Nierhoff: In Pairs 1988                      Gloria Friedmann: Monument 1990             
                                                                                                              Friedrich Gräsel: Hanover Gate 1981
photo taken 02 Jan 2017
 





click here for the archives  (mostly in German) for the years

2006  2007  2008  2009  2010  2011  2012  2013  2014  2015

2016




Highlight of 2013 (more in the archives)


Sonntag  23. Juni 2013
 

war die Vernissage mit der Eröffnung des Werkes "HOrigamiUSE" von Frank Bölter.
Dr. Sabine Maria Schmidt führte in das Werk ein. Mehr zu Werk, Aufbau, Vernissage und Links zu weiteren Bildern und Informationen hier. 
 

am Samstag  22. Juni 2013

stellte Frank Bölter - als viertes Werk im Rahmen der Aktion junge Kunst am Moltkeplatz - sein übermannshohes, nach einer Origami-Anleitung gefaltetes, "Haus" auf dem Moltkeplatz auf. KaM-Mitglieder, Kunstinteressierte und Anwohner waren zum Aufbau eingeladen und haben intensiv mitgearbeitet.

Erwin Wiemer hat den Vorgang gefilmt und auf YouTube eingestellt; für den Beitrag klicken Sie hier.

Mehr zu Werk, Aufbau, Vernissage und Links zu weiteren Bildern und Informationen hier.




Highlight aus 2012 (weiteres im Archiv)


22.-26. Mai 2012

in dieser Woche hat Hannes Forster auf dem Moltkeplatz sein Werk Eine echte falsche Geschichte aus 1990 endgültig fertiggestellt. Die Auslegung des Innenraums des Werkes mit roten Ziegelpflaster war seinerzeit zwar geplant worden, ist aber erst jetzt - nach 22 Jahren - realisiert worden. Die Kosten für die Fertigstellung hat der Verein KaM getragen.



Hannes Forster bei den letzen Schritten zur Fertigstellung seines Werkes.


Die WAZ berichtete mit einem Artikel vom 29./30. Mai 2012 .




Highlight aus 2011 (weiteres im Archiv)


23. Dez.  2011

Das Hannover Tor ist gerettet

Der Kaufpreis ist aufgebracht. Der Skulpturenverein Moltkeviertel e.V. SiM hat den Kaufvertrag unterschrieben und den Kaufpreis überwiesen.


Das Hannover Tor bleibt damit auf Dauer dem Skulpturenensemble auf dem Moltkeplatz und der Stadt Essen erhalten. Wir danken allen Spenderinnen und Spendern und den weiteren Unterstützern unserer Bemühungen.


Seit dem 10. Aug. 2011 hatte sich der Skulpturenverein Moltkeviertel e.V. SiM aktiv darum bemüht, Mittel zum Erwerb des Hannover Tors von Friedrich Gräsel einzuwerben.
Mehr dazu hier.




Highlight aus 2008 (weiteres im Archiv)


21. Mai 2008

Gloria Friedmanns "Denkmal" erstrahlt wieder in der Originalfarbe

(Das Gas-Häuschen im Hintergrund rechts wurde durch die Stadtwerke Essen in 2009 gereinigt und bepflanzt.)

Als erste Maßnahme nach Abschluß des Patenvertrags hat KaM dies Kunstwerk auf Kosten des Vereins reinigen und restaurieren lassen. Gloria Friedmann hat sich am 25. Mai 2008 sehr positiv zu dem Ergebnis der Restaurierung geäußert.

Lesen Sie mehr dazu in einem Artikel hier.

 


Highlight aus 2006 (weiteres im Archiv)

Mittwoch 21. Juni 2006



Am Mittwoch 21. Juni 2006 verhinderte eine Gruppe Anwohner den Abtransport des Hannover Tors. Lesen Sie den ganzen Artikel hier.

Fünf Jahre später, im Jahr 2011, wurde das Hannover Tor ein zweites Mal - nunmehr endgültig - für den Moltkeplatz "gerettet"... siehe unter "Highlight aus 2011" oben.