The idea of having art accompany the re-naturalizing of the Emscher River has developed into a triennial and long since a regular big event. One hundred days of city and nature, a fifty-kilometer art route, and seven exhibition spaces are utilized to present contributions on the topics of climate change, ecology, and future energies. The list of artists, whose approaches to the topic range from the humorous to the radical, reads like a “Who’s who” of international contemporary art.
The publication documents the intelligent, lively, and yet distinctive works that enrich not only the Emscher but also the art landscape in a surprising way, beyond any sculpture park monotony.
Ai Weiwei, Nevin Aladag, atelier le balto, Massimo Bartolini, Benjamin Bergmann, Rita McBride, Janet Cardiff & George Miller, Mark Dion, SuJin Do, Bogomir Ecker, Galerie für Landschaftskunst, Henrik Håkansson, Jeppe Hein, Inges Idee, Natalie Jeremijenko, Tadashi Kawamata, Mischa Kuball, Kunstakademie Münster, Erik van Lieshout, M+M, Reiner Maria Matysik, Observatorium, Lucy + Jorge Orta, Piet Oudolf und GROSS.MAX, Raumlabor, Tobias Rehberger, Clea Stracke und Verena Seibt, Roman Signer, Superflex, Apolonija Sustersic, Silke Wagner, Lawrence Weiner, Tobias Zielony