Conversation with the Artist: René Küng at the Arboretum

Stone Harp
Saturday, October 25
10 a.m.-Noon
MacMillan Auditorium
$10 members/$25 non-members

Acclaimed Swiss artist René Küng will talk about his work, life as an artist, and views about nature during “Conversation with the Artist." Music in nature is a vital theme in Küng’s work, as underscored in “Stone Harp (Euridice and Orpheus)” and “Stone Arch," two pieces joining his other works at the Harrison Sculpture Garden this autumn. Along with French artist Antoine Poncet’s “Fugue Procession,” this installation completes the world-class Harrison Sculpture Garden of 26 works, generously donated by philanthropists Alfred Harrison and Ingrid Lenz Harrison of Wayzata. This is a rare opportunity to hear insights and stories about his work set within the glorious autumn season at the Arboretum. Coffee and light refreshments are included in this special event.

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Rene Kung

René Küng was born in 1934 in Allschwil near Basel (Switzerland). He lives and works in Schönenbuch near Basel (Switzerland) and in Le Beaucet (Provence, France). Since 1963, he has had numerous solo and group exhibitions as well as commissioned works in Switzerland and abroad. He is a frequent participant at the Art Basel.
From January until March in 2002 and 2005 he participated in the 7th and 10th International Sculpture Symposium in Aswan, Egypt. From 2005 to 2010 he worked regularly on the Island of Naxos (Azalas, Moutsouna), Greece, creating land-art and sculptures in situ.