Vorarlberg: Eyes on the Future
One of Vorarlberg´s biggest draws is the Kunsthaus Bregenz, situated on the shores of Lake Constance and designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Peter Zumthor. The state´s love of the audacious and unusual extends to its cultural scene, including the spectacular opera productions of the Bregenz Festival on the floating stage of Lake Constance.
The Kunsthaus Bregenz and the British artist Antony Gormley have realized a unique project in the mountains of Vorarlberg that will be on display from August 2010 until April 2012. “Horizon Field” will be the first art project of its kind in the mountains and the largest landscape intervention in Austria to date. “Horizon Field” consists of 100 life-size, solid cast iron figures of the human body spread over an area of 58 square miles. The work forms a horizontal line at 6,689 feet above sea level. According to the artist, the “installation recognizes the deep connection between social and geological territory; between landscape and memory”, a theme that resonates deeply with the history and identity of Vorarlberg.