In 1991, the town of Pulheim initiated the Stommeln Synagogue art project, a permanent process of examination of this historically significant location. Since then it has continued to make a contribution to a culture of remembrance.
A wide-ranging overview of remarkable works is being assembled on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the synagogue.
Far from the day-to-day business of culture, international artists have repeatedly taken up the challenge of developing works for the silent building in a remote setting and its remarkable historical context. Virtually all the works were specially designed for the location with its architecture and history; the overview publication shows how they enter into a close inter-relationship, how they define the space and are equally themselves defined by its field of tension.
Jannis Kounellis, Richard Serra, Georg Baselitz, Mischa Kuball, Eduardo Chillida, Maria Nordman, Carl Andre, Rebecca Horn, Erich Reusch, Giuseppe Penone, Roman Signer, Lawrence Weiner, Rosemarie Trockel, Richard Long, Sol LeWitt, Santiago Sierra, Max Neuhaus, Maurizio Cattelan, Olaf Metzel, Daniel Buren, Christoph Keller/Bureau Mirko Borsche, Gregor Schneider, Anthony Cragg, Walid Raad/SITU Studio, Franz Erhard Walther, Alfredo Jaar.
Editor: Synagoge Stommeln - Stadt Pulheim
336 pages, 140 colored pictures
to the publisher
Kultur- und Umweltstiftung der Kreissparkasse Köln
Initiative für zeitgenössische Kunst und Musik in Pulheim