Kunstwerk Carlshütte, Vorwerksallee, 24782 Büdelsdorf, Germany
Since 1999 the NordArt has established itself as one of the largest exhibitions of contemporary art in Europe which takes place anually in the summer months. The NordArt is an overall work of art in its own right and is designed as such each year. More than 200 international artists, selected by a jury, present a comprehensive panorama of contemporary art. Each individual work not only speaks for itself but also creates new perspectives when seen juxtaposed against the unique backdrop offered by the Carlshütte and the adjacent historical sculpture park.
The exhibition also features the highly respected NordArt Symposium, bringing together different generations of artists from around the world to engage in debate, make new acquaintances, and work. The results are then displayed in the Carlshütte and the sculpture park.
Since 2011 the Kunstwerk Carlshütte offers another international highlight: During the summer it hosts the Festival Orchestra of the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival on site. The ACO Thormannhalle, which was specially converted by ACO managing director Hans-Julius Ahlmann, serves as the festival orchestra rehearsal and concert space and can accommodate 950 people.