Arts on the Air | 03.09.2008 | 05:30
Artists reveal the beauty of coal in Dortmund exhibition
There isn’t really anything artistically appealing about coal. It’s black and dusty and comes from deep in the earth. But a group of artists are turning that idea on its head.Late last year, during the deep, cold winter, a group of artists travelled to the mining areas in three separate European countries. There they experienced mining – not just in the mines themselves, but in and around the communities the mining industry has spawned. From there the artists spent six months moulding their experiences into artwork; displaying their labours to the communities they visited.
Report: Mark Mattox