‘Ludwigshafen Hums and Buzzes’ (18 May to 14 July 2019) is a project of the Wilhelm-Hack-Museum that wishes to call attention to the importance of insects, especially bees, by means of an exhibition in the Rudolf-Scharpf-Galerie in addition to projects in the city space. The artist and art educator Constanze Eckert is opening an artistic research laboratory in the Gallery that is open to all – das SUMMARIUM.
Do you want to be a part of ‘Ludwigshafen Hums and Buzzes’? Then all you have to do is participate in SUMMARIUM and draw a bee – whether honey bee or wild bee, all drawings of bees are welcome. They will form a swarm that will become a part of the exhibition.
Become a part of the swarm and bring your bee drawing personally to the Wilhelm-Hack-Museum between 21 March 2019 and 10 June 2019 or send it by post. You can also visit the SUMMARIUM in the exhibition after 18 May 2019 and draw a bee there. All of the drawings will be on view as a large and increasingly growing swarm installation in the Rudolf-Scharpf-Galerie or in Friedrich-Ebertpark.
Whether queen bee, drone or worker bee, honey bee, horn-faced mason bee or garden bumblebee: What do the various types of bee look like? From the side, from the front and from the rear? Draw your observations in pencil, crayon, ink, charcoal, chalk, ballpoint pen, fineliner et al., stamps or prints (etching, linoleum print, etc.)! Use paper in size up to DIN A3. Bring your drawing to the museum or submit it by post. And if you know it, write down the type of bee you drew.
Save the dates
15 June 2019: Swarming out
Event day with flight attendance to the bee fields, artistic installations in the city, workshops, sound performances, talks, honey cake and much more.
14/07/2019: Sweet as honey
Conclusion of the exhibition with honey tasting from local beekeepers and additional programme points.