Herbert Baglione | ARTotale - Leuphana Urban Art Project - Germany
Herbert Baglione - Dinamarca, 2008.
Leuphana Urban Art Project
From the 5th to the 9th October 2009, the international art scene’s attention will be drawn to Lueneburg / Germany. As part of the Welcome Week for the first-year students of the Leuphana Universit of Lueneburg a great streetart event is planned, that will bring together the university, the town and the art world. Rik Reinking, curator from Hamburg, directs the event artistically.
About 35 internationally renowned streetartists are invited to install their artworks at various locations in the city centre and the different university sites. The art event and ist reception by Lueneburg’s population wont be left unheard. During the Welcome Week 2009 Leuphana’s 1.200 first-year students will document the event by shooting and editing video clips, which will be presented to the public on an online media platform.
Furthermore public television stations will document the exceptional dialog of artists, students and the population of Lueneburg as well as the dialog of modern art and the medieval city centre. The art event will therefore gain enormous radiance outside the city boundaries.
Getting to Lueneburg
The train ride from Hamburg to Lueneburg takes 28 minutes. The capital of Lower Saxony, Hannover, is one hour away by train. Trains to Berlin leave every hour – it takes less than three hours to get there. Connected to the A1, A7 and A250 highways, Lueneburg is also easily accessible by car. Hamburg Airport with domestic and international flights is a 60- minute drive away.
Streetart in Lueneburg
The artists will be working in Lueneburg’s city centre, in the area Rotes Feld as well as on the University Campus Scharnhorststraße. The city centre is within 10 minutes walking distance from the train station. The busses 5011 and 5012 connect Campus Scharnhorststraße and the train station. The bus 5012 also stopps at Kefersteinstraße in the area Rotes Feld.
Wednesday, 07. October, 7.30 pm. Starting point Rathaus (Townhall) Lueneburg.