TV broadcast about the sculpture "Points of View"WDR West ART Meisterwerke
The collection of sculptures
In the Park, the perception of art is bound up with, and inseparable from, an experience of nature. The special character of the Waldfrieden estate is marked by its situation on a slope. The steep ascent above the narrow V-shaped Wupper valley and a stony ground that discourages residential housing resulted in the preservation of much inner-city forest. One step at a time, the Cragg Foundation is expanding its collection of notable sculpture. The focus is on the modern and the contemporary; however the collection means to evolve beyond this.
An encounter with three dozen sculptures in nature stimulates our perceptions. Even now the tour of the grounds brings together very different and quite complex forms of sculptural praxis. The sculptures by Anthony Cragg, Richard Deacon, Thomas Schütte, Wilhelm Mundt, Norbert Kricke and others show a whole range of major positions on modernism and the present-day.
Different from a closed exhibition room, the Park confronts the work and the viewer with the fleeting phenomena of the day and the season. The mighty leafy umbrella of old trees combines with the park setting to a living, breathing terrain, which allows warmth and cold, wet and dry, leaf coloring and light reflections of the seasonal position of the sun to interact with the sculptures and impact their formal appearance.