The glass elephant, an object of art by Dr. Horst Rellecke, is a walk-in monumental sculpture that dominates the entire site. The glass elephant is the emblem of the city on the River Lippe and the region. The Maximilian Park is also home to many sculptures made of stone, wood and other materials.
But why are these different objects spread throughout the park and who are the artists that created them? Why is there a “kind of ribbon” meandering through the landscape?
Wolfgang Lamché, for example, laid his curvy, winding, straight but also bent landscape “ribbon” in the park on the occasion of the State Horticultural Show in 1984. It crosses paths, meanders through flower beds or crawls over the lawn, in some places it rears up or disappears into the ground and joins with nature to symbolize the merging of nature and art.
Over the years, many objects by German and international artists have been added.
These pieces of art give an overview of the diversity of the exhibitions that have taken place in the Maximilianpark for more than 30 years. For example, the blue whale fluke was created for the Greenpeace exhibition “The World of Whales” in 1996 and the “Meditation Bridge” (“Meditationsbrücke”) made of coloured steel was erected by Manuel Schöbl as part of his exhibition “Breakthroughs” (“Durchbrüche”) in 1993.
Go on a discovery tour and enjoy the art in the park. Are you interested in exciting background information and stories about artists like Dr. Horst Rellecke or Otmar Alt? Several times a year, Petra Erdmann invites you to accompany her on an art walk in the Maxipark.
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