Mettlach, EXPO 2000 Kunstwerk „Weltkarte des Lebens“

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Wim de Vries on June 28, 2007

Den Erdgeist von André Heller und das größte, im Mosaikatelier von Villeroy & Boch produzierte keramische Puzzle, die Weltkarte des Lebens von Stefan Szczesny.

Zusammen bilden sie den Living Planet Square, der einer der Höhepunkte der Expo 2000 in Hannover war. Der Living Planet Square ist künstlerischer Ausdruck eines Projektes, mit dem der World Wildlife Fund For Nature den Schutz weltweit gefährdeter Ökoregionen ausrief.

Villeroy & Boch hat ihn nach Mettlach gebracht.

Wim de Vries on June 29, 2007

This attraction was chosen to design the symbol of the Expo 2000.

For the appearance of the German World Wild Life Fund for Nature Villeroy & Boch produced the world's largest ceramic puzzle composed of 137,000 parts.

The internationally renowned artist Stefan Szczesny produced together with Villeroy & Boch twelve imposing wall pictures representing the world map of life. The wall pictures form a frame around the pavilion, which was created by the famous artist and illusionist André Heller. The pavilion is being watched and protected by an earth spirit. This earth spirit - a 14 metres high statue made of ivy plants - was also created by André Heller.

This synthesis of the arts can be visited in the park of the "Old Abbey" in Mettlach.

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  • Uploaded on June 28, 2007
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    by Wim de Vries
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