The initial reaction is often one of amazement upon discovering that these are not real people. A closer look shows that the life-size concrete sculptures unfold an effect and dynamism of their own. They are an artistic depiction of everyday life – touching scenes of real life that show something that is commonly overlooked: life being lived in its purest form, unadorned and yet far from banal.
The Alltagsmenschen enliven public spaces wherever people encounter them: on streets, squares, in pedestrian zones and parks. They sit on a bench, deep in conversation or quite simply next to each other, enjoying the sun and evoking the beauty of the moment.
Their positioning underlines the claim to normality: The Alltagsmenschen are approachable – they invite you to walk around them, touch them or simply contemplate them quietly.
The installation of the sun worshipers on the corner of Hauptstraße / Auf der Warte in Wiedenbrück is one of the most popular photo opportunities this summer.
Photo credit: Andrea Lüdtke Photography
Jünne and his Crew
This year the artists Christel and Laura Lechner were able to implement a very special project together with Gosch Sylt.
The secret star of the boat trip however, has proven to be the dog Fiete Hansen, who is so adventurous here with his nose to the wind.
All information about the exhibition on Sylt can be found here:
In the largest permanent exhibition in North Rhine-Westphalia you will not only find many groups of Alltagsmenschen but also stand alone sculptures while strolling through the Wiedenbrück city center.
Photo credit: Mein Rheda-Wiedenbrück
Bereits auf der letzten Schweizerischen Triennale der Skulpturen mauserte sich die Alltagsmenschen Polonaise zu einem absoluten Publikums-Magneten. Aktuell können sie die Polonaise live und in Farbe in Fulda bewundern.
Im Sommer 2023 kommen noch Braunschweig und die Biennale de Montreux in der Schweiz als weitere Standorte hinzu.
Einen virtuellen Blick auf die Arbeit im Atelier Lechnerhof können sie schon heute werfen.
This year our Alltagsmenschen experience an incredible amount of encouragement from you.
We thank you for the warm words, the kind messages, your suggestions and your commitment on social media!