Dear friends of the World Cultural Heritage Site at the Völklingen Ironworks,
The UrbanArt Biennale®” at the World Cultural Heritage Site at the Völklingen Ironworks has established itself as the most important art exhibition of 21st century art Europe. In 2015 we extended the UrbanArt Biennale® to the UrbanArt Parcours. 80 male and female artists, featuring works from 21 countries and 6 continents, rendered a comprehensive overview of the Urban Art scene in the world at the “UrbanArt Biennale® 2015” at the World Cultural Heritage Site at the Völklingen Ironworks – European Centre for Art and Industry Culture. The “Urban Art Biennale®2015” presents the art of the 21st century.
The centre of the “Urban Art Biennale®2015” is the Burden Shed at the World Cultural Heritage Site at the Völklingen Ironworks that boasts an exhibition area of 10,000 m². The picture series and temporary installations were exhibited at that location.
The “UrbanArt Biennale® 2015 – Parcours” extended the tour over an area of 100,000m². New spaces, such as the Völklingen Ironworks’ signal box house and former laboratory buildings were opened up and undiscovered sites in the “Paradies” were transformed into sites of Urban Art, inviting an experience of a quite special nature.
The exhibition “The Röchlings and the Völklingen Ironworks” relates the more than 100 years of history of the Röchling family and the Völklingen Ironworks; from the founding days under Carl Röchling to the “nomination” of the Völklingen Ironworks to become a World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO.
From 3rd July the Völklingen Ironworks Jazz 2015 will begin again. With the title “Jazz Ladies” the series of jazz performances will present eight extraordinary female artists and their exciting jazz formations - live at the World Cultural Heritage Site at the Völklingen Ironworks.
I heartily invite you, your family and friends to visit the events and exhibitions of the World Cultural Heritage Site at the Völklingen Ironworks.
Prof. Dr. Meinrad Maria Grewenig General director
from 29 march 2015 until 1 November 2015 daily from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.
from 2 November 2015 until 19 March 2016 daily from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. exept the 24, 25 & 31 december The ScienceCenter Ferrodrom® is closed during this period!