Art In Public Space Bautzen

Cities are special habitats, urban centers of a region that combine a number of functions of private and public life. The role of art is to reflect these functions of a city and of life itself. Public Art is alive in Bautzen. The following list shows works of art as they are presented to the public in Bautzen. They help to bring a greater awareness of art to a wider public.

This exhibition of public art is, in several ways, just a beginning. The City needs more public art, and at the same time, it needs the active engagement of both visitors, and inhabitants of Bautzen. If you know of any additional information about the background to the listed works, please do not hesitate to contact us. If you are aware of other public works of art in Bautzen that are missing from this list, please contact the City of Bautzen Culture Office.

Rietschel Gable

The glass fronted facade of the Burgtheater/Dźiwadło in the courtyard of the Ortenburg is the new, permanent home for the figures of the Rietschel Gable. This sculptural group, the “allegory of tragedy”, has previously adorned the Dresden Court Theater, built by Gottfried Semper in 1841, and then later, the building of the Bautzen City Theater, which was used until 1969. Its long odyssey ended in the Ortenburg court in 2001. The figures of the Rietschel Gable show the most important scenes of the 2nd and 3rd part of the “Orestie” triology, composed of the tragedies “Agamemnon”, “Choephoroi” and “Eumenides”, completed in 458 BC by Aischylos (525-456 BC).

2 Sitting Bears

cast stone
Artist: Rudolf Enderlein (1908–1985)
Year: unknown
Location: Grüner Ring, Wallstraße
Owner: Stadt Bautzen

Lord Mayor Dr. Konrad Johannes Kaeubler

Bronze casting
Artist: Matthias Jackisch (born 1958)
Year: 2015, donation of the Lions Förderverein Bautzen e.V.
Location: Kornmarkt, in front of building Kornmarkt 20
Owner: Bautzen City Council

Brother and Sister

cast stone
Artist: Rudolf Enderlein (1908–1985)
Year: 1962, restored and supplemented by M. Klimes in 1996
Location: Grüner Ring, Wallstraße
Owner: Bautzen City Council

Jan Arnošt Smoler

Bronze cast, bust
Artist: Rudolf Enderlein (1908–1985)
Year: Draft of 1967, inauguration: 26.5.1968, on the occasion of the 2nd Festival of Sorbian Culture
Location: Grüner Ring, Am Ziegelwall
Owner: Bautzen City Council

John Franz

Bronze cast, bust
Artist: Rudolf Enderlein (1908–1985)
Year: unknown
Location: Bautzen Observatory, Czornebohstraße 82
Owner: Bautzen City Council

Abstract Stele (Sun)

sandstone
Artist: Horst Weiße (1919–1993)
Year: unknown
Location: Dr.-Salvatore-Allende-Oberschule, Dr.-Salvatore-Allende-Strasse 52
Owner: Bautzen City Council

Old Couple Sitting

cement cast
Artist: Horst Weiße (1919–1993)
Year: created and signed 1974, put up in the 1970s, in 2000 rotation to face in the direction east
Location: Grünanlage, Friedrich-Engels-Platz
Owner: Bautzen City Council

Marsyas – Century Balance

Bronze castings
Artist: Wieland Förster (b. 1930)
Year: 1999
Location: Kornmarkt, in front of the Museum Bautzen
Owner: Bautzen City Council

Relief Family

sandstone
Artist: Hartmut Bonk (born 1939)
Year: realized 1968 / 69-1971
Location: Grüner Ring, Wallstraße
Owner: Bautzen City Council

Obelisk With Linden Leaves

granite
Artists: Miroslav Klimes (1947–2006)
Year: unknown
Location: Grüner Ring, Wallstraße
Owner: Bautzen City Council

Bookworm

stucco relief
Artist: Thomas Klemm (born 1964)
Year: Result of a competition of 1999, created in 2000
Location: Gable of Bautzen City Library;
Castle Street 10
Owner: Bautzen City Council

Nymph With Unicorn

Small water fountain, bronze cast
Artist: Almut-Sophia Zielonka (born 1966)
Year: 2000
Location: Reichenstraße
Owner: Bautzen City Council

Youth Brigade Director Pawoł Šenkar

sandstone
Artist: Konrad Sende (1900–?)
Year: unknown
Location: Haus der Sorben, Postplatz 2
Owner: private

Colored Glass Windows and Sgraffito

Artist: Charles W. Schmidt (1902–1976)
Year: unknown
Location: Postamt Turm / Eingangshalle, Postplatz 3
Owner: private

Convalescent

cast stone
Artist: Rudolf Enderlein (1908–1985)
Year: 1960
Location: Oberlausitz-Kliniken, Am Stadtwall 3
Owner: private

Girl with Dog

Bronze castings
Artist: Rudolf Enderlein (1908–1985)
Year: signed, 1966
Location: Bertolt-Brecht-Straße 1/3, WBG Aufbau
Owner: private

Apprentice

cast stone
Artist: Rudolf Enderlein (1908–1985)
Year: unknown
Location: BBZ – Vocational Training Center Bautzen, Löbauer Straße 77
Owner: private

Market fountain with group of female Sorbians, farmers/traders

Granite, well crowning with base and basin
Artist: Horst Weiße (1919–1993)
Year: signed, 1977
Location: “Brunnenhof” (formerly Wachgasse), access from the Fleischmarkt and Hauptmarkt
Owner: private

Flame

cast stone
Artist: Horst Weiße (1919–1993)
Year: signed, 1980
Location: “ANDENA”, Erich-Weinert-Straße 31
Owner: private

The Iron Workers

Relief, clay / ceramics
Artist: Rudolf Sitte (1922–2009)
Year: unknown
Location: On Company property, Spreegasse 10
Owner: private

Singing to the Chilean Spring

3 wall paintings
Colored ceramic, steel
Artist: Hernando León (born 1933)
Year: 1980 completed
Location: “ANDENA”, Erich-Weinert-Straße 31
Owner: private

Reclining Female Nude

granite
Artists: Miroslav Klimes (1947–2006)
Year: unknown
Location: Ärztehaus, Töpferstraße 17
Owner: private

The Sitting Person

cast stone
Artists: Miroslav Klimes (1947–2006)
Year: 1984
Location: Grünanlage, Erich-Weinert-Straße 60/62
Owner: private

Extensive ensemble with standing sculptures and reliefs

Among others of St. George Slaying the Dragon, Gulliver’s Travels, Hans im Glück, The Little Shepherd’s Happy Dream, Hansel and Gretel, Little Red Riding Hood, Münchhausen on the Cannonball, Puss in Boots, The Hedgehog And The Hare, The Frog King, The Brave Little Tailor, Eulenspiegel, 4 Groups of Children Playing, several funny animals and children’s forms

Artist: Georg Türke (1884–1972)
Year: 1912 completed
Location: Schiller-Gymnasium / Philipp-Melanchthon-Gymnasium, Tzschirnerstraße 1 (former Pestalozzischule)
Owner: Stadt Bautzen