Book on the Greater Region, vol 2
Book and network project on the Greater Region Saarland-Lorraine-Luxembourg-Rheinland-Pfalz-Wallonie(n): Im Reich der Mitte² - Le berceau de la civilisation européenne² - Cultural community, editor: Eva Mendgen in cooperation with regiofactum-cultural network, photography die arge LoLa, Kai Loges + Andreas Langen;
Regiofactum-edition, April 2013, 242 S., Hartung-Gorre Verlag, ISBN 978-3-86628-393-0, ISBN 10: 3-86628-393-8, 50€, Orders Grande Région: info at regiofactum.com; Orders Book stores: www.hartung-gorre.de
For further information, see: Specials (on this website) and "zu Gast"
The Cultural Landscape of the Greater Region
This book is a sequel to the volume that was published in 2007 in the context of the cultural capital, “Luxembourg and the Greater Region.” It offers different points of view from writers of diverse professions and nationalities regarding the cultural landscape of the Greater Region, it presents the opinions of architectural critics, architects, artists, art historians, geographers, as well as jurists, philosophers, theologians, archeologists, writers and journalists. Their essays punctuate a photographic journey in which images and words draw the portrait of the Greater Region in the historic center of Europe.
International Book Fair Luminiscent Images at
The book “Hans Joachim Reuter - Illuminiscent Images, From Endoscopy to Science Art” (Ed. Eva Mendgen) will be assigned one of Germanys most beautiful and innovate books October 13th at the Francfort International Bookfair. It won the German Design Prize for young
Designers for its outstanding graphic design, typography and the
adequate interpretation of the books medical und technical historical
It also has been nominated for the German photobook prize 2011.
A big thank you to the all of you who have supported/are supporting the project!
For images see:
Book project on the Greater Region Highlight in Berlin
One cultural highlight on the political "Forum der Großregion"
in Berlin was the "Salon Im Reich der Mitte - und anderswo", where the cultural network of the Greater Region presented a new book project in the Greater Region, photographic works and other publications ("Die Großregion entfaltet sich / La Grande Région s affiche" and "Le Patrimoine Mondial de la Grande Région / Welterbe Großregion").
UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the Greater Region
new book: Luminiscent Images
Hans Joachim Reuter
Luminescent Images / From Endoscopy to Science Art
Hans Joachim Reuter (1923 – 2003) was an internationally renowned physician and scientist. He was a leading figure in the development of endoscopic imaging techniques in the 1960s and with his ‘nuclear medical image compositions’ became a pioneer of Science Art in the 1970s. This book is the first documentation and classification of these images from a visual arts perspective within a medical and technological historical context. The book’s subject matter served as inspiration for its design and typography.
Texts by Matthias Bruhn, Herbert W. Franke, Eva Mendgen
Images: Endophotography, Scintigraphie
132 pp. - 59,00 Eur[D]
edited by Dr. Eva Mendgen
designed by Felix Stumpf, Peter Brugger
Translation: Julie Connellan
print: Grammlich, Pliezhausen
editing house: Hartung-Gorre, Konstanz
Copyright: Regiofactum Dr. Eva Mendgen
Image: Hans Joachim Reuter, AF VI 02, Stuttgart, c. 1977
Does modern art need to be framed, Lecture, Köln
Does modern abstract art need to be framed? According to the sources, the unframed painting is just one of many possibilities of presenting modern art. The 20th century artists discussed the question of the frame, they redefined its forms and functions according to new aesthetic and representational ideals in various ways from Malevich to the Bauhaus or de Stijl.
Lecture in the context of the international symposium "Malevich unter the microscope", Museum Ludwig, Köln.
The Greater Region and Schengen, lecture, Schengen
Picture and Frame in the 20th century, lecture, Saarbrücken
Meeting point: Moderne Galerie, Bismarckstr. 11-15, 66111 Saarbrücken
„Génie du Travail“, Contribution for the cultural capital of Europe 2010
guest professor, university of the Saar State
Earthly Paradises - a contribution and an introduction into the practice of art history; department of Visual Arts, university of the Saar State, 2009/2010.
German National Holiday, Saarbrücken
The official celebrations for the German national holiday took place in Saarbrucken, capital of the Saar State which neighbors France and Luxembourg. The theme of the festivities was: "Living in Europe". Duties and challenges: Designing an artistic overall concept and a non national "CI" for the presentation of the Saar State, the ministry of cultural affairs, the association espace culturel Grande Region and the Eurodistrict SaarMoselle giving the former German, French, Luxembourgish and Belgian frontier regions in the middle of Europe a positive and contemporary image for the day, derived from their common roots in history and industrial culture. Accomplished together with the cultural network regiofactum the difficult task, set standards for the future (hopefully!).
I wish to express my gratitude to all the people who became during the last three months regiofactum-"volunteers" by supporting us with their time, passion and consultation!
Foto: die arge lola Kai Loges + Andreas Langen + regiofactum Dr. Eva Mendgen: Medals, Lorraine
Irdische Paradiese – Earthly Paradises, exhibition Schaezler Palais, Augsburg
“Irdische Paradiese – Earthly Paradises: Masterpieces from the Kasser Art Foundation” for the first time shows over 100 paintings and sculptures of this private collection based in the USA. Responsibilities: Communication between estate/Augsburger Museen with the result of the present exhibit; catalogue essay “Earthly Paradieses: Sea Pieces”, based on nine marine landscapes: On to New Horizons: Pierre Auguste Renoir and Claude Monet/ Jardin glorieux: Paul Signac and Henri-Edmond Cross/ In Stiller Waters: André Derain and Georges Braque/ Pardises Lost: Hermann Max Pechstein and George Grosz.
Saints For Today – Linda Schwarz, exhibition Wintringer Kapelle, Kleinblittersdorf
The artist Linda Schwarz (*1963) visited the cultural heritage site near Saarbrücken, Wintringer Kapelle, for the first time in November 2008. On being faced with a chapel which had largely been robbed of its figurative collection, she immediately posed herself the question of what “saints for today” could be. Nine wood panels were produced between then and June 2009. The format of these pieces has been designed to harmonise with the shape of the prominent niches in the stonework. Traditional materials along with high-tech production methods such as digital printing, photography and modern pigments were employed. Snippets of words from advertising and newspapers along with headlines and text fragments were used to establish a relationship with the present day. The work has been put into words by Dr. Eva Mendgen who also accompanied the artistic process, in cooperation with Peter Lupp, Saarbrücken.
Linda Schwarz, Tryptichon 1: Three small saints, center piece, 2009; photographed at night, Photography: Manfred Bernhard
Gallery Talk, Pictures and Frames, Saarbrücken
Meeting point: Moderne Galerie, Bismarckstr. 11-15, 66111 Saarbrücken