Bundeskunsthalle Bonn | DE
09.09.2016 – 22.01.2017
The Rhine is one of the world’s busiest waterways. For thousands of years it has carried not only coal, metal ores, building material and people, but also luxury goods and art treasures, weapons, ideas, fairy tales and myths through half of Europe. Its course is lined by imposing cities, monasteries and cathedrals as well as by conurbations and industrial zones. Frontier and nexus in equal measure, it continues to mark the people that have settled on its banks.
Since Roman times, the Rhine has served Germania and Gaul, Switzerland and Burgundy, Germany and France, Belgium and Holland as gateway, stronghold, border, bridge and ford. It has been regulated, straightened, polluted, fought over, conquered and occupied.
Link to the exhibition: THE RHINE. The Biography of a European River.