Friday, 28 May 2021

The Curtain of the Sky

Sunny today, and with the very worst of the tree pollen explosion hopefully over by now (?), I decided to go for a walk into town to check on how they were getting on with preparations for this summer's Art Biennial, which will be officially opened tomorrow. 

One of the installations already in place (and hard to miss!) was this one:

(Same curtain seen from the other side)

A brochure I got sent home informs me that this textile installation was made from blue clothes donated by people living here, and is supposed to connect to our town's history as a centre for textile industry and design. (I'm thinking the bigger pieces can hardly have been "clothes", but never mind...)

The Art Biennial, with the theme "Deep listening for longing" will be going on all summer, until the end of September. It will include both new and older works of art (and some sculptures relocated to new places). As I have no plans to go travelling this summer either, I'm looking forward to at least having this local event to explore (and blog about). 

Walking through the park today, I also could not resist snapping another photo of the blue horse and carriage - still together with the red tulips (cf a similar photo 11 days ago). (Spring this year really has been a very slow affair compared to most years, with all the spring flowers lasting a lot longer than normal!)


 

Linking to

Weekend Street/Reflections # 18

 

10 comments:

  1. These flowers are gorgeous!! And the blue curtain is so beautiful. Maybe the larger pieces are from quilts or blankets. So how will the Biennial work? Will they have new exhibits at regular intervals, or show everything all at once? I have always dearly loved all the art you have there.

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    1. Ginny, I think the basic exhibits will be the same throughout. Most of them outdoors, but the art museum, the textile museum and our biggest church are also involved. As there are still corona restrictions in place I guess the indoors exhibits will only be letting in a limited number of visitors at the same time; but with it all going on for four months (and no entrance fees) I suppose they're hoping for an even spread of visitors.

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  2. very beautiful textile installations ! thank you for this artistic, windy and colorful pictures !

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    1. Thanks for visiting - glad to be able to share :)

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  3. Your town is always so creative with events and artwork, really a good place to live. The picture of the horse and carriage near the red tulips is great! Spring flowers have lasted longer than usual here, too, but tulips are almost all gone.

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    1. Thanks Meike. I'm looking forward to having some new "goals" for my strolls around town this summer. :)

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  4. this will give you something to look forward to and us also. I like to see what your town does with ART. always something new and creative..and with the backdrop of your buildings and flowers I can't wait to see what you see

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    1. Sandra, in times like these, more additions to our public street art are probably more welcome than ever. This time, it's also in honour of celebrating 400 years since the foundation of the city.

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  5. Now that's a neat way of remembering your town's history.

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