Having attired 186,545 visitors, the exhibition "Inca - Gold. Power. God" in the World Cultural Heritage Site at the Völklingen Ironworks has ended Sunday the 8 april 2018. The interest of visitors has clearly exceeded our expectations. We are very happy and satisfied. Thank you very much for your interest!
We have some very unusual and exciting projects in store for you in 2018. One of these focuses on the acclaimed Banksy projects “Dismaland” and “Walled Off Hotel”. Launched in 2015 and 2017 respectively, these projects garnered more international attention that any art project before. We are therefore thrilled to have Barry Cawston, a photographer highly esteemed by Banksy himself, bring these exciting projects to life right here at the Völklinger Hütte. This exhibition, the first to feature the two art projects together, is not only a sensational way to start the season, it also cements the Völklinger Hütte’s reputation as a center for urban art!
2018 will also see the launch of “Work at the Völklinger Hütte,” a central theme through which we seek to honor the Völklinger Hütte’s history as a place of work.
Ottmar Hörl’s exciting sculptural project “Second Life (100 Workers),” which is to be launched on May 1, 2018, is set to be a real highlight in this respect. Also not to be missed on Labor Day is “Work it Out,” the pan-European dance performance.
From Saturday, 19 May 2018, we will present the exhibition "Legend Queen Elizabeth II Luciano Pelizzari Collection". The exhibition presents photos, paintings, stamps and coins from one of the largest collections of its kind, the Luciano Pelizzari Collection. They show a comprehensive portrait of the monarch and bring 60 years to life in pictures of the queen.
I cordially invite you to come and experience the Völklinger Hütte World Heritage Site – European Centre of Art and Industry Culture, as well as its exhibitions and projects.
Professor Meinrad Maria Grewenig
CEO | General Director of the Völklinger Hütte World Heritage Site