Pop Culture at the World Cultural Heritage Site
is the year of Pop Culture at the World Cultural Heritage Site at the Völklingen
Ironworks. On Saturday 14th September 2013 the World Cultural
Heritage Site Völklinger Hütte is presenting the large-scale exhibition “Generation Pop!”.
The epoch of Pop will be presented in an exhibition space of more than 6,000 m².
“Generation Pop” makes the feeling of life of those generations formed by Pop
Culture both vivid and palpable. In theme-spaces dedicated to Pop Culture of
the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s up to the 21st century the visitor is taking
on an emotional journey through time along the tracks of Pop.
part of the Pop focus in 2013 at the World Cultural Heritage Site Völklinger Hütte
is the Open-Air-Festival “Electro-Magnetic”,
voted Europe’s best new festival in January.
The largest show to date of works by
Pop artist Allen Jones
is still to be seen in the Ore Shed until Sunday 16th June 2013. Allen
Jones is one of the most important proponents of British Pop Art. His
“furniture sculptures” count amongst Pop Art’s masterpieces.
thrilling music project is the opera “Rigoletto”
in the Blower Hall. This cooperation between Saarland State Theatre (SST) and
the World Cultural Heritage Site at the Völklingen Ironworks is a unique
opportunity to experience an opera production in a UNESCO World Cultural
Heritage Site. The premiere will be on Saturday 27th April 2013,
other dates are to follow until 2nd June 2013.
The “Urban Art Biennale® 2013” features the art that has emerged from
graffiti. From 2013, every two years, the World Cultural Heritage Site at the
Völklingen Ironworks offers this young art form of the 21st century
a regular platform. Of the artists of the “Urban Art Biennial” stars of the
scene such as Jef Aérosol (Lille), Seen (New York), Invader (Paris), JonOne
(Paris), Futura (New York) and Retna (Los Angeles) will
be featured. The World Cultural Heritage Site at the Völklingen Ironworks
possesses the ideal exhibition site for such art: the Burden Shed, where the
raw material for the Völklingen Ironwork’s blast furnaces was stored.
World Cultural Heritage Site at the Völklingen
European Centre for Art and Industry Culture
Völklingen / Saarbrücken
person : Karl-Heinrich Veith M.A., Jocelyne Pallu, Dr. Armin Leidinger
Tel. +49 6898/9100-100, Fax +49 6898/9100-111