Kunstmuseum Bonn Opens One of the Largest Exhibition Projects It Has Ever Organized

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BONN.- THE LUMINOUS WEST – one of the Kunstmuseum Bonn’s largest exhibition projects ever – brings 33 artists from two generations together in a total of 3500 m2 of exhibition space to achieve a broad-based definition of where the art landscape of the Rhineland and North Rhine-Westphalia stands. In connection with the large annual festivals, Kulturhauptstadt Europa Ruhr.2010 (European Capital of Culture) and the Quadriennale 2010 in Düsseldorf, the show marks the southern stop, so to speak, of a Grand Tour through the Rhenish art and culture scene in the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia. Departing from a historical core, embodied by Joseph Beuys, Imi Knoebel, Blinky Palermo, Sigmar Polke and Gerhard Richter, THE LUMINOUS WEST first introduces the major artists of the older generation with their respective new works. In turn, these works are then connected with central positions in the art of the yo