Situation Kunst (for Max Imdahl) is a key component of the art collection of the Ruhr University. ‘Kunst’ is the German word for Art. In contrast to traditional art displays, Situation Kunst is an ensemble of buildings located in the park of the Weitmar House in Bochum and hosts a permanent exhibition of important pieces of contemporary art. Situation Kunst was designed in 1988 by Alexander von Berswordt-Wallrabe as an interconnected system relating art, architecture, and nature as a synthesis.
Current exhibition at the Museum unter Tage:
Like no other medium the artistic representation of landscapes qualifies to reflect the individual’s role in the world and the views of the individual to its respective environment: landscape view is always worldview.
Therefore, works of landscape art are not to be understood as mere images of an actual landscape. Rather they combine collective and individual perspectives and reveal social model ideas as well as private feelings or aspirations.
Museum unter Tage
In the park of Haus Weitmar, the construction work of the final building of Situation Kunst, the MuT – Museum unter Tage was completed in autumn 2015.