K21 Ständehaus, K21 Ständehaus
© Kunstsammlung NRW, Ralph Richter
The Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen is the only State collection specialized in modern art in Germany. At its three locations, K20, K21 and the Schmela House, the city of Dusseldorf houses an art collection with international range and image.
Since the summer of 2013, the gigantic, room-sized installation, “in orbit” by the artist, Tomás Saraceno swings at 25 meter height above the piazza of the K21 estate building. It is a construction of steel nets that are stretched in three levels under the enormous glass dome.
After an introduction on 6 February into the DNA of the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen by Dr. Hagen Lippe-Weißenfeld, Commercial Director/Executive Board, the guests of the Causales Business Club experienced an exclusive private viewing of the spectacular installation.
Beforehand, the curator, Dr. Susanne Meyer-Büser led the guests into the artist’s way of thinking and then transmitted in the “spider room” encouraging information about the structure and functionality of spider webs.
That enabled the bravest among us to climb Sarazeno's room-sized installation themselves on an exclusive “web inspection” and experience fear and delight at the same time. After this emotional adventure, all participants brought the evening to an end with a get-together in the Pardo Bar of the Estate House. Naturally, “networking” was the theme of this wonderful evening with guests from Dussmann, Verhülsdonk, GLS-Bank, SPIE, UBS, Evonik and the Cultural-Political Society.