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Forum Konkrete Kunst, Erfurt Peterskirche

On December 11 1993 Forum Konkrete Kunst found its home in the Peterskirche in Erfurt, Germany. Already in 1990 the first steps were taken. Heidi Bierwisch and other representatives of the cultural department of Erfurt. Gerhard Jürgen Blum-Kwiatkowski, who founded The Museum of Modern Art in Hünfeld Germany, developed the idea to form a collection of works by rational, reductive and constructive artists. A selected number of more than one hundred artists, representing this Apollinic approach to art, was asked to submit work to this initiative. They loaned their work and by doing so they became the curators of the museum. I was one of them.

I presented a work from 1972: Perpendicular Cylinders II which was one of my first actual concrete works.

Forum Konkrete Kunst - Erfurt Germany - sculptures (site specific and public sculpture) in cities in Europe and America by Lucien den Arend - his site specific sculptures ordered by the city of Erfurt

perpendicular cylinders II - 1972 - limestone - 30x30x30cm

The Doric Capitals of the Erfurt Peterskirche wer already concrete art.

A Doric capital in the Peterskirche of Erfurt.

the Doric capitals of the Peterskirche itself actually depicts the intersection of two cylinders; could it be that it suggests that the column supports the juncture of two log beams? There are no figurative references, has no other significance than itself - it is not very distant from 'concrete art', as formulated by Theo van Doesburg in the twentieth century.

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