“Light and City” are at the heart of the Luminale. Since 2002, in two-year cycles, the popular event accompanies Light + Building, the world’s leading trade fair for Light and Building Technology. The Festival of Light is among the most significant events of Frankfurt and the Rhine-Main region.
The Luminale enlightens and illuminates:
Frankfurt, the metropolis on the River Main, will not only be the stage for light art, but also the focus of the Biennial. Growing dynamically, the city faces the challenge of shaping this growth sustainably and bringing it into harmony with the life style of its residents. Urbanisation, climate change, digitisation and migration - in Frankfurt, global developments converge, as in a crucible, in the smallest space.
More than ever, these complex tasks need differing viewpoints and the connectivity of experts from the worlds of technology, ecology, commerce, architecture and sociology. They demand the visionary power of art, the ability to deal with urban change and, not least, the involvement and commitment of the citizens.
Light, art, urban society and technology - in the overlapping of the disciplines lies the chance of developing a vision of the future, together. The concurrence of light festival, world’s leading trade fair, and a debate about urban planning and design opens the doors to dialog, discourse, inspiration and a new, sensory integration of art and industry.
The Luminale programme is divided into five categories: ART unites excellent light art and theme-related, artistic works. SOLUTIONS, comprises, talks, expert panels and discussions on urban design, etc.. STUDY bundles theme-related entries from colleges, universities and other educational institutions. COMMUNITY is open to clubs, associations, institutions and the city’s creative minds, integrating residents within the festival design. In the BETTER CITY section, at least one project shall remain permanently for residents.
Committee of curators
In the evaluation of projects proposals submitted for the ART category, the Luminale team is supported by an interdisciplinary committee of curators. The following curators are members of the committee:
Founder and Festival Director of NODE Forum for Digital Arts, Frankfurt am Main
DR. MARKUS HÄFNER
Head of Public Relations for the Institute of Town History Frankfurt am Main
Deputy Director Deutsches Architekturmuseum (German Architecture Museum), Frankfurt am Main
PROF. MISCHA KUBALL
Artist, Professor at the Academy of Media Arts, Cologne
MATTHIAS WAGNER K
Director of the Museum of Applied Arts, Frankfurt am Main
Festival director, Genius Loci, Weimar
Designer and artist, Frankfurt am Main und Berlin
The members of the Luminale Advisory Board are consultants for all key and core events of the Luminale. As active supporters of the festival, they contribute their expertise and network. Members of the Advisory Board:
PETER MANUEL FELDMANN
Lord Mayor of the City of Frankfurt on Main
Chairman of the Board of Messe Frankfurt
Represented in the Advisory Board by:
Head of the Office for Communication and City Marketing
Business Development, City of Offenbach/Main
Publisher Frankfurter Allgemeine Newspaper
President of the Hessischen Handwerkstage
President of the Chamber of Trade Rhine-Main
Chairman of the Board of ABG Frankfurt Holding
President of the Marketing Club Frankfurt e.V.
PROF. DR. MATHIAS MÜLLER
President of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce, Frankfurt am Main
Managing director schneider+schumacher architects
DR. JÜRGEN WALDORF
Managing director of the professional association Licht
ZVEI Central Association for Electrotechnology and Electronics Industry e.V.
Managing director of Tourismus+Congress GmbH
It breathed life into the Luminale in 2002, with the goal of attracting such trade fair topics as Light, Design and Architecture and building a bridge between the trade fair centre and the city.
Members of the Luminal team:
Web, Social Media