Vergessene Straße
Boon / Simons
© Michael Kneffel

Ruhrtriennale 2009

Much of what makes up the character of the Ruhrgebiet did indeed come from Aus der Fremde – from afar. Aus der Fremde was the title of this season from 19 August to 15 October and reflects the situation of a region, whose cultural origins are diverse and disparate and whose cultural present is creative and open to the world.
From afar came many artists who were either staging, performing or putting on a concert: turning the Festival into a European meeting-point for both artists and spectators.
From afar also came many of the programming ideas, conceived by the late artistic director of the RuhrTriennale, Marie Zimmermann, who is sadly no longer with us. It was her thoughts and concepts that had shaped the programme for the 2008 RuhrTriennale.

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For Marie

Jürgen Flimm about season 2008

Excellent results for the season 2008

During the six festival weeks the Triennale was once again able to emphasize its importance as one of the great European festivals.

RuhrTriennale exhibition in Paris

Come and see the photo exhibition in the German Embassy up until the 14th of november