Bodies in Space
Eberhard Linke’s Sculptures in Deutsche Bank ArtSpace
||Figures that with their cracked surfaces recall past epochs: Eberhard Linke’s terracotta steles reduce the human body to its basic form and are reminiscent of archaic idols. Now works by the Villa Massimo
award winner are on view in the Deutsche Bank ArtSpace. In the lobby of
the Frankfurt Towers, extraordinary projects and works by German and
international artists have been on exhibit since the beginning of the
year. The program began in January with the presentation of the “Vochol,” a VW Beetle which Mexican artisans decorated with millions of glass beads.
the center of Eberhard Linke’s work is the human figure. His preferred
material is clay, which he predominantly works using a technique he
calls sculptural hollow building. Linke does not grasp his themes
statically, but incorporates the figure’s extended movement into the
representation. Many of Linke’s works are located in public spaces.
Examples are Mann vom Castrum (Man from Castrum) at the Ministry of the Interior in Mainz” as well as the Gauklerbrunnen Fountain and the group of bronze sculptures entitled Annäherung (Convergence) in the center of Dortmund. A terracotta version of this work is on view in the new ArtSpace.
Visitors can experience his sculptural work in all its diversity in the Barbara and Eberhard Linke Foundation
in Flonheim, around 80 kilometers from Frankfurt. The old winery houses
the artist’s studio and many of his works. The sculpture garden and the
barn buildings contain Linke’s large sculptures. Flonheim is an ideal
destination for a spring day. Aside from the historic town center and
the numerous wineries, there are a few Rhine-Hessian “Trulli”
nearby – snow-white 18th-century vintner’s huts which bear a striking
resemblance to the round buildings found in southern Italy.
April 4 – May 13, 2013
Monday – Friday, 8 am – 8 pm
Deutsche Bank ArtSpace
Frankfurt am Main
Barbara and Eberhard Linke Foundation
Erbes-Büdesheimer Straße 7
The studio and sculpture garden are open to the public
Saturdays from 2 pm to 6 pm (May to October)