Public tours of Lufthansa Aviation Center in Frankfurt
On 10 and 11 May, the Lufthansa Group will once again open the doors of its administrative building at Frankfurt Airport to art enthusiasts. Works by the internationally renowned artists Michael Beutler, Thomas Demand, Michael Elmgreen & Ingar Dragset, Liam Gillick, Carsten Nicolai, Beat Streuli and Cerith Wyn Evans will be on show during the art tours, which will take place at 9am, 11am and 1pm. Each tour will last one and a half hours. If you would like to join a tour, please sign up online at www.kunstprivat.info or send an email to email@example.com by 7 May.
The Lufthansa Group is participating in the “Kunst privat!” (Private Art) initiative led by the Hesse Ministry of Economics, Energy, Transport and Regional Development for the eighth time. This year, 150 art lovers will have an opportunity to take part in a guided tour of the Lufthansa Aviation Center (LAC), which was opened in the summer of 2006.
The decision to make the building a venue for art is, above all, a sign of the Group’s appreciation of the many visitors and staff members who move in and out of this glass-encased structure and experience its architecture on a daily basis. And there is also plenty of scope for the inspirational effect of art to develop at the LAC, which has been certified as a Green Building. Even before construction was complete, the company developed an unusual, innovative concept in coordination with architect Christoph Ingenhoven and curators Max Hollein and Nicolaus Schafhausen. Seven artists were specially commissioned to create new works that would form an integral part of the building. Taking the LAC and its users as their point of reference, the artworks alter spaces, question existing structures and open up new perspectives.
In 2014 “Kunst privat!” is being held for the tenth year in succession, and about 40 companies and economic institutes across Germany are taking part. “Kunst privat!” holds a special appeal for art lovers because it enables them to view works of art that would otherwise not be accessible.