The Earth as a Work of Art

On the occasion of the German Presidency of the EU Council in the first half of 2007, the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres in cooperation with the German Aerospace Center (DLR) is staging the open-air exhibition KUNSTWERK ERDE (The Earth as a Work of Art) in the heart of the ‘European Quarter’ in Brussels.
Exhibition opening: Wednesday, 7 March2007
Exhibition dates: 7 March 2007 till 6 April 2007
Venue: Square in front of the Berlaymont Building, Headquarters of the European Commission
Indoor Presentation: Council Courtyard, Justus Lipsius Building: 7 March 2007 till 29 June 2007
The colours and shapes of our planet
Whereas in former times, the curious and the adventurous would climb up mountains and observation towers to gain distance, perspective and an overview of their whereabouts, today such information is provided on a larger scale by the artificial eyes from space that gaze down upon our planet. These images of deserts, glaciers, volcanoes and big conurbations show one thing above all else: the stunning beauty of our earth.
Interactive world map
Explore the different stations of the world tour in the exhibition KUNSTWERK ERDE.
Indoor presentation
Here you find a picture preview of the indoor presentation in the Ratsinnenhof, Justus Lipsius Building.
The 2007 exhibition in Brussels is sponsored by the European Commission and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The exhibition KUNSTWERK ERDE shows a selection of pictures from the illustrated book KUNSTWERK ERDE, a collection of more than 150 satellite pictures. They originate from international partners in Europe, the USA, India, Japan, Canada and Thailand.
The collection in the illustrated book KUNSTWERK ERDE was arranged by the German Aerospace Center and published in cooperation with the Frederking & Thaler publishing house Munich and the magazine GEO.
To the announcement of the exhibition on the Council Presidency homepage
(Source DLR
Author: EARSC

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