The PURPLE PATH was officially opened last weekend. During the ceremonial inauguration of the sculpture group “Include me out” by the artist Friedrich Kunath, numerous curious people, art lovers and neighbours gathered in the Buntsockenpark of Villa Neukirchner in Thalheim/Erzgebirge to catch a first glimpse of the shiny work of art. The six bronze spruces, whose hanging branches reach out to each other and form a circle, are joined on the periphery by a seventh tree that seems to be excluded from the community.

With his installation, the internationally renowned sculptor and painter Friedrich Kunath, born in Karl-Marx-Stadt in 1976, invites us to ask: “Is there also an outside in the outside?”

Over the next few years, a large sculpture, art and makers’ path will be created around Chemnitz, connecting the 38 cities and municipalities of the cultural region. More than 70 installations will be erected on the so-called PURPLE PATH in the coming years, inviting visitors to discover local and international art.

In the coming weeks and months, numerous other events will take place along the PURPLE PATH, ranging from workshops and a city festival to the “Makers Day” in Neukirchen. In addition, further sculptures by renowned artists will be inaugurated. A sculpture by Tony Cragg will follow in the Bad Schlema Kurpark on 3 September 2022. The entire programme is available here.

Courtesy Friedrich Kunath and König Galerie Berlin, Seoul, Wien

Photos: Ernesto Uhlmann