Messages of a landscape

Stilisierte Grenzlinie des Bliesgaus

Works by artists Rudolf Schwarz and Bernd Janes promote the poetry and preservation of an old cultural landscape in the Historic City Hall Kleinblittersdorf

The historic Kleinblittersdorf city hall has been the venue for art exhibitions for a long time and is therefore part of the network of the places of art and culture in the Regional Association of Saarbrücken. On the initiative of the Regional Association of Saarbrücken and the municipality of Kleinblittersdorf, it is hoped that in future the themes of the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Bliesgau will also be addressed locally through the language of art. The artist Vera Loos will curate the art exhibitions in the future. For the start, the artists Rudolf Schwarz and Bernd Janes could be won to show works that can be read as subtle messages of the specific cultural landscape of the Bliesgau.

Architect, building ecologist and artist Bernd Janes highlights the unmistakable earth color of this landscape with 7 panels and 7 rammed earth bodies, which he created from the loamy shell limestone soil of the Bliesgau biosphere. It is based on subtle differences of the loamy shell limestone. Lyrical texts written by the Saarland poet Johannes Kühn especially for these works of art open up dialogues that allow deeper sensual access to the very own identity of the Bliesgau landscape.

KunstSchäfer Rudolf Schwarz invites with his conceptual artistic work "BLIESGAUHOCKER" to take a seat to trace the deeper mission of his work. About the symbol or the methodology of the "Mobile - UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Bliesgau" the artist has connected his work with important viewpoints on the sustainable preservation of this landscape. Viewers can participate in this and further develop their own views.

At the opening of the exhibition, the Mayor of Kleinblittersdorf Rainer Lang, the Regional Association Director Peter Gillo and the Chairman of the Bliesgau Biosphere Association, District Administrator Dr. Theophil Gallo, warmly welcomed the visitors.

Gruppenbild zur Ausstellungseröffnung

Curator Vera Loos and cultural officer Peter Michael Lupp introduced the artists and their works. Saxophonist Hartmut Oßwald reflected the theme musically.

The exhibition was open until May 31, 2023 in the Historic City Hall Kleinblittersdorf on display.

A leaflet on the exhibition provides further information and background.

Impulse text

The art project sees itself as a contribution to aesthetic and cultural education for sustainable development in the UNESCO biosphere reserve Bliesgau. Cooperation partners are the Regionalverband Saarbrücken, the municipality of Kleinblittersdorf, the Saarpfalz-Kreis and the Biosphärenzweckverband Bliesgau.