Kurt Fleckenstein: "Turner",
Nadlerstraße , 68723Schwetzingen
With its natural elements and manually-shaped objects made of corroded steel, City Gate by Mannheim-based artist Kurt Fleckenstein has many of the typical features of his Land Art projects. By placing a graceful gymnast on the gate, it mutates into a monumental high bar. The gymnast is deliberately clumsy on his high bar so that – in keeping with Fleckenstein’s concept – he can “greet the visitors to the old town with a smile.” The work also acts as a support for so-called “shoefiti”, thus allowing the younger generation to add further aspects to the “gymnast”.