This week we have received a visit from Sculpture Network at our Nase NASEVO, we have guided them through the works of our founder and we have taken the opportunity to learn more about their interesting association.
Sculpture Network was founded in 2004 by Ralf Kirberg and Hartmut Stielow. Originally, the association was planned as a European initiative of the US-American organisation International Sculpture Center, but soon developed a life of its own. The focus was on personal contacts and information about sculpture as an art form. From the very beginning, the association had also dedicated itself to international networking in the field of three-dimensional art. With first symposia, events, and member meetings in Berlin, The Hague, Zurich, and many other places in Europe, the first 500 members had already been won in 2008. Many Sculpture Network members have remained loyal to us since this initial stage. With them behind, they have developed into a competence centre for three-dimensional art in Europe and beyond. Since 2017, they have intensified their efforts in the editorial area and inform their members, fans, and followers continuously about the news of the European and global sculpture scene.
Sculpture Network has now been around for 17 years. During this time, their network has grown steadily and we have become even closer together in this process. Their current ~1000 members are spread over 40 countries. Through our newsletter and social media channels, they are in contact with over 40,000* other friends and fans. No matter if we live in Iceland or Spain, they are connected through the love for three-dimensional art and have grown into a close community. Many connections have been made including friendships, co-operations, and business relationships. Collectors have found their favourite sculptures, artists have found their inspirations, and art lovers have turned a hobby into a passion.
Many institutions of the art market (whether museum, gallery or foundry), profit from their cooperation with Sculpture Network. They differ from each other in many ways: their cultural backgrounds, their languages, their gender, their religions, their own biographies… but at the intersection of sculpture, they all come together. Through this medium they can communicate and speak a common language.
They have recognized that this language is spoken by the most diverse people from all different fields, which is why sculpture network also brings people from various backgrounds together. They are not exclusively a platform for art professionals, but for everyone who relates to sculpture, whether professionally or in their free time.