Christian Odzuck (*1978)    Atlanten    2020    Mixed Media

580 (h) x 1,745 x 726 cm



 Impressions at night; click into a picture for a larger image




following a night of snowfall 16/17 Jan 2021

a bright sunshiny day on 13 June 2021 makes the
solar battery LEDs last the whole night


On 11 October 2020, the opening of Christian Odzuck's work "Atlanten" took place. "Atlanten" is the eighth work in the series of young Art at the Moltkeplatz, and will be on display at the sculpture park until September 2021.

More than 120 people had followed the invitation to the opening and were able to engage with the work in lovely "Golden October"-like weather: sunny and dry for most of the time. They were also able to exchange ideas with the artist Christian Odzuck and the curator Dr. Anna Fricke, among others. After the welcoming by KaM e.V., Mayor Franz-Josef Britz delivered greetings from the city of Essen, followed by Gerd Mahler, who as chairman of the "Jury Kunst im öffentlichen Raum" (Jury for Art in Public Spaces) pointed out the importance of art in public spaces. Afterwards, Anna Fricke introduced the artist and explained the work "Atlanten" - including the numerous years from first ideas until now.

Some impressions from the opening:



Corona hygiene rules required the use of personal protective measures, and made everybody keep a safe distances on the meadow. 

The following media had announced the opening resp. later reported on the it: 
WAZ/NRZ on 09 Oct 2020  here  or  here (on Facebook  here),  
Lintorfer  here,  
Welt der Form  here (scroll down till end date of  "bis Sep. 2021"),
Stadtspiegel Essen-Süd on 13 Oct 2020  here,
News release of the City of Essen of 13 Oct 2020 here.

Tankred Stachelhaus has created a blog entry on "Atlanten"; to read it click  here.


On 03 Nov 2020 Christian Odzuck posted a video "ATLANTEN - THE MAKING OF" on YouTube;  to display it click  here.  

Sign pointing to "Atlanten"

Christian Odzuck´s website here.

Christian Odzuck in Wikipedia here.

This project is sponsored and supported by Kunststiftung NRW, Kulturstiftung Essen,  Allbau Stiftung, Sparkassenlotterie "PS-Sparen und Gewinnen", Vestocor GmbH, Nolte Ingenieur Holzbau GmbH, Elvermann Schaltechnik GmbH, Ingenieurbüro Lars Römling, and Feldhaus Stahl- und Metallbau GmbH & Co KG


Opening on Sunday, 11 October 2020, 14 - 18 h, at the Sculptures Park Moltkeplatz

Addresses and introduction approx 15:15 - 15:40 h

Dr Anna Fricke, Curator for Contemporary Art, Museum Folkwang, and 

Christian Odzuck will be present.

Applicable hygiene and distance rules due to the Corona pandemic to be observed.

These include (as of 18 Sep 2020; subject to changes at short notice):

minimum distance 1.5 m  to your neighbour, and
recommendation to use protective face mask.

(Rules issued by the city of Essen here.)

Poster (A2 size) here .  For a larger display click into the image.