Stephan Balkenhol in Sankt Elisabeth

Exhibition catalogue, edited by the Apostolic ­General Vicariate Fulda
preface by Bishop of Fulda Heinz Josef Algermissen, texts (German/English) by Helmut Krausser, Rainer Marten, Josef Meyer zu Schlochtern, Matthias Winzen
96 p with 90 coloured illustrations
280 x 230 mm, hardcover

ISBN 978-3-86442-020-7

39,80 €

Stephan Balkenhol in Kassel

Alongside existing works, such as »Sempre Più« and »Großer Kopf«, Stephan Balkenhol will be pre­­sent­ing a number of seven new works in the Church of  St Elisabeth at the in­­vi­tation of the Diocese of Fulda and the Kassel ­Catholic Church. These works comprise large-­format wooden ­reliefs for the nave, a female figure for the chapel tower, as well as a male ­»Figure on a Golden Sphere« for high up in the bell tower.
This ­exhibition will enrich the ­large-scale summer event in Kassel  – which transforms the city into a Mecca for the art world every five years – by pro­viding an additional attraction with great public appeal. At the same time, this exhibition deals with palpable themes, such as pain, death and love, which combine with deeper meaning and perception and thus reestablish art’s old connection to Christian attributes of the cross and benediction.

Sankt Elisabeth, Kassel, Friedrichsplatz, 3/6–18/9/2012