KUNST & KOHLE / Down here – up there

Exhibition | May 6 –  September 16, 2018

A swan song on mining

With the temporary exhibition ‘Down here – Up there’, the Centre for International Light Art in Unna opens up an extraordinary perspective on the oldest industrial branch of the Ruhr region. When the exhibition series ‘Kunst & Kohle’ of the RuhrKunstMuseen was planned on the occasion of the closure of the last Ruhr coalmine in Bottrop as a reminiscence of the end of the century-long era of mining, it seemed unusual at first sight to establish a connection between mining and light art.

Read the complete article by the curator: Kristin Schulte in the latest issue.



| Diana Ramaekers | Mijn Berg | Photograph:  Diana Ramaekers | © Centre for international light art Unna, Unna/DE

| Dorette Sturm | Breathing Cloud | Photograph: Mike Harris | © Centre for international light art Unna, Unna/DE |