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The exhibition "Art Goes Plastic" at Fakuma 2009

The topic of "Art Goes Plastic" will also be presented to the public at what is certainly the most important European plastics fair of the year, the Fakuma 2009 (13 to 17 October 2009 in Friedrichshafen).

Students from the "Central Installation for Plastics" at the Düsseldorf Art Academy will be presenting their "Plastic Art" in the foyer of the Friedrichshafen fair. The sculptures and plastic installations are intended to impressively highlight the fact that the material "plastic" also plays a significant role in art and that the value creation chain is supplemented by a further link here.

The exhibition is being organised jointly by the Fair Department of the Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia (MWME NRW, Düsseldorf), by plasticker.de - New Media Publisher GmbH, Kaarst, the Düsseldorf Art Academy and the Fakuma organisers, P.E. Schall GmbH & Co. KG, Frickenhausen.

The minister for Economic Affairs and Energy of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, Christa Thoben, has taken over the patronage of the project. North Rhine-Westphalia is both one of the most important locations in the German plastics industry and a creative medium for art and culture with a number of internationally famous museums, galleries and art colleges.

The exhibition organisers want to offer the trade visitors to the Fakuma a further, fascinating perspective on "their" material, the material they work with daily, and to show them what is possible when "art goes plastic". The visitors will also be encouraged to play an active role when viewing the works.

The visitors of the Fakuma 2009 will be able to vote on the works of art on exhibition in a Public Award poll.

The Düsseldorf Academy was founded by the Electoral Prince Carl Theodor as the Electoral Palatinate Academy of Art, Sculpture and Architecture in 1773. It became the Royal Academy of Art in the Rhenish provinces of Prussia in 1819. Today, it is a public corporation and simultaneously a facility of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia.

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