NordArt is a contemporary art exhibition located in Büdelsdorf, Germany, it is one of the biggest exhibitions in Europe due to its 80,000 sqm big park and two old production facilities that were converted into exhibition areas.
Since 1999 the NordArt attracts artists as well as visitors from all over the world, every year a different country is picked as a focus county. Artists from the picked country get a whole section of the exhibition to show their art. The NordArt is an overall work of art in its own right and is designed as such each year. More than 200 international artists, selected by a jury, present a comprehensive panorama of contemporary art. Each individual work not only speaks for itself but also creates new perspectives when seen juxtaposed against the unique backdrop offered by the Carlshütte and the adjacent historical sculpture park.
Due to the current lockdown in Germany the NordArt decided to post virtual tours around the exhibition on their YouTube channel.
The NordArt offers space for music as well, since 2011 the Schleswig Holstein Music Festival and other concerts take place at NordArt to foster the worldwide network of artists and to forward the crossover between fine arts and music. The Carlshütte, a part of NordArt, offers room for up to 1,200 people at once.
"Culture includes not only culture and arts, but also the way of life and system of values. In this sense culture becomes the major power for intellectual renewal and human perfection." (European Council Report on European Cultural Policy)