The Legend Queen Elizabeth II. Luciano Pelizzari Collection

Begin: 19.05.2018 10:00 hour End: 06.01.2019 18:00 hour

Elizabeth II is a living legend; her life spans an entire epoch. Indeed,  during her reign, she has seen the terms of office of all German Federal Chancellors to date, as well as those of British Prime Ministers from Winston Churchill through to Theresa May. Queen Elizabeth II is, moreover, the most portrayed person of the 20th and 21st centuries. With its many depictions of the Queen, this exhibition brings to life the 90 years of her reign. Its numerous photographs, paintings, stamps and coins come from one of the world's largest collections of its kind – the Luciano Pelizzari Collection – and present a comprehensive, multilayered portrait of the sovereign. They show the Queen as a human being and as a monarch,  they feature her encounters with important events and personalities  of the 20th and 21st centuries, and they demonstrate how her private  and public personas were depicted in art and culture.


Banksy's Dismaland & Others

Begin: 25.03.2018 10:00 hour End: 04.11.2018 19:00 hour

Banksy's projects "Dismaland" and "Walled Off Hotel" achieved the greatest worldwide response of all art projects in 2015 and 2017. It is a sensation that Banksy's official photographer, Barry Cawston, is bringing these extraordinary art projects to life for the first time worldwide in an exhibition with his very special pictures. The UrbanArt Hotspot Völklinger Hütte is thus taking on a new dimension. British artist Banksy is a phantom whose identity is unknown to the public, and yet he is the greatest star of international urban art. The exhibition "Banksy's Dismaland & Others - Photographs by Barry Cawston" traces the Banksy phenomenon in very vivid images.


Ottmar Hörl - Second Life 100 Workers

Begin: 01.05.2018 10:00 hour End: 31.12.2018 19:00 hour

Ottmar Hörl is acclaimed throughout the world for his large-scale temporary projects focussing on art as a means of communication. His works have been showcased around the world and depict eminent figures such as Karl Marx, Charles the Great, Richard Wagner and Martin Luther. Ottmar Hörl's "Second Life – 100 Workers" is an exciting sculptural project specially created for the Völklinger Hütte World Heritage Site.

Wearing helmets and work clothing, his figures are reverential representations of the ironworkers that used to toil  at the Völklinger Hütte facility. The project is designed to pay homage to the Völklinger Hütte's central theme of work and workers. "Second Life – 100 Workers" at the Völklinger Hütte World Heritage Site will be accompanied by a retrospective exhibition of Ottmar Hörl's works.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalog, 96 pages, four-color, 14.80 €


Franz Mörscher - Retrospective with photographs of the Völklinger Hütte

Begin: 21.07.2018 10:00 hour End: 04.11.2018 19:00 hour

In memory of the artist and photographer Franz Mörscher, who died on 14 July 2018, the World Cultural Heritage Site of the Völklingen Ironworks is showing a retrospective of his style-shaping pictures of the Völklingen Ironworks.  

Franz Mörscher photographed the Völklinger Hütte in the years 1999 and 2000 - 13 years after the closure of the ironworks and 5 years after its appointment as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With his photographic art, he paved the way for the aesthetic perception of the Völklingen Ironworks and played a decisive role in shaping it.


Review on the major exhibitions

The Celts Druids. Princes. Warriors. | 196.043 visitors | 2010
IncaGold - 3000 years' advanced civilisations - Masterpieces from Larco Museum Peru |193.073 visitors | 2004
Egypt - Gods. Humans. Pharaohs. | 178.012 visitors | 2014
4. UrbanArt Biennale® 2017 | 151.813 visitors
State gifts - 60 years Germany | 132.676 visitors | 2009
Leonardo da Vinci – man machine | 123.732 visitors | 2002
UrbanArt Biennale® 2015 | 111.345 visitors | 2015
Buddha | 107.837 visitors | 2016
Genius I. The mission: discover explore invent | 104.785 visitors | 2007
UrbanArt Biennale 2013 | 104.732 visitors | 2013
Nicolas Dhervillers. Behind the Future | 101.595 visitors| 2012
Power&Magnificence. The splendour of Europe in the 19th century | 98.384 visitors | 2006
Otmar Alt - The Raven at the Centre of World History | 97.173 visitors | 2009
Generation Pop | 87.999 vsitors | 2013

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