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A SPOTLIGHT ON PRIVATE ART COLLECTIONS
We're continuing with our weekly instagram series along with the release of PRIVATE ACCESS (PRIVATZUGANG) highlighting some of the private art collections that are featured in the publication. An absolute must see (also on a currently given occasion)? Is the Museum Insel Hombroich in North Rhine-Westphalia!
Düsseldorf real estate agent Karl-Heinrich Müller developed the concept of Museum Insel Hombroich based on Paul Cézanne’s leitmotif, “Art parallel to nature,” which corresponded to his desire for a presentation of his collection – of approximately eight hundred exhibits – in decentralized exhibition pavilions within green surroundings. In 1982, he discovered the wild park landscape in the Erft floodplains between Neuss and Grevenbroich, a perfect location for the realization of his vision. Over the years the collector succeeded in acquiring much larger property like the Rocket Station Island Hombroich, a former NATO air defense base, which had been shut down since the disarmament negotiations in 1989. The collector found support from artists and architects alike, amongst them Erwin Heerich, who designed eleven pavilions distributed throughout the grounds as walk-in sculptures. Architects such as Katsuhito Nishikawa, Oliver Kruse, Dietmar Hofmann, Tadao Ando, Álvaro Siza, Raimund Abraham, and Per Kirkeby were commissioned to plan further exhibition buildings and studios. Today, the nonprofit Stiftung Insel Hombroich looks after the over sixty-hectare cultural area Hombroich and seeks to develop the future of the Museum in the spirit of its founder.
Upcoming book launch:
“Per Kirkeby. Building and Painting” & “Remo Salvadori. Sostare, Nel Momento, Continuo Infinito Presente”
September 29, 2019, 12 - 5 pm
Image: Museum Insel Hombroich, Photo: Tomas Riehle (c) Stiftung Insel Hombroich
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