Bibliothek Günther Förg
31 JULY – 1 AUGUST 2016
Günther Förg has built three libraries in his studios and apartments in Switzerland and Germany. The Stiftung zur Förderung zeitgenössischer Kunst in Weidingen acquired one of these libraries with approximately 3,000 books. The newly constructed building is situated in the old inner part of Weidingen, directly adjacent to the parish church: Church of the Immaculate Conception of Mary and was designed by the Trier office, Axt Architekten. With an impressive ceiling height of 4 meters, the new building is divided in two parts: the exhibition space and the library. The central exhibition space comprises a self-contained volume with three walls displaying three paintings from 1999 by Günther Förg, with day light from a large window and skylight. The lateral panorama window offers beautiful views of the neighbouring church. Moreover, the outer wall of the library provides a view on a Förg wall painting.