Partner Museums

The biennial Blickachsen exhibition series was established in 1997 by Christian K. Scheffel. Since the second Blickachsen in 1999, he has curated each exhibition jointly with a different partner museum of international standing, reflecting Blickachsen’s creative aim of provoking dialogue and mediating perspective change in the exhibition of modern sculpture. This commitment continues to this day, and is integral to the continuing success of the Blickachsen exhibition series.

Partner Museums
Blickachsen 2 (1999) – Blickachsen 13 (2023):


Blickachsen 13 (2023)

Stiftung Insel HombroichStiftung Insel Hombroich
(Insel Hombroich Foundation)

Neuss, Germany
Roland Nachtigäller
Managing Director

"I was delighted to accept Christian Scheffel’s invitation to join him for the selection of artists for the Blickachsen 13 exhibition, and would like to thank him cordially for the confidence he has shown in us as this year’s partner museum." > read more

Blickachsen 12 (2019)

Wanås Konst
Knislinge, Sweden
Elisabeth Millqvist, Director (2011-2022)
Mattias Givell, Director (2011-2022)

"It is with pleasure Wanås Konst takes on the role of being the Partner Museum for the twelfth edition of Blickachsen. The biennial has championed the understanding of sculpture and its vital contribution to society, adding to where art is to be found." > read more

Blickachsen 11 (2017)

Museum Liaunig
Neuhaus, Austria
Dr. Maria Schneider, co-curator of "Blickachsen 11" on behalf of Museum Liaunig

“Blickachsen offers a wonderful opportunity of enriching historical locations with contemporary art." > read more

Blickachsen 10 (2015)

Antwerp, Belgium
Sara Weyns, Director
Lieven Segers, co-curator

"The Middelheim Museum is both honoured and excited to have been invited by Christian Scheffel to co-curate the tenth edition of Blickachsen." >  read more

Blickachsen 9 (2013)

Fondation Marguerite et Aimé Maeght
Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France
Olivier Kaeppelin
Director (2011-2018)

"The Fondation Marguerite et Aimé Maeght is very pleased to accept Christian Scheffel’s invitation to help create the selection for the ninth Blickachsen exhibition in 2013." > read more  

Blickachsen 8 (2011)

Museum Beelden aan Zee 
The Hague-Scheveningen, The Netherlands
Dr. Jan Teeuwisse
Director (2002-2022)

"Blickachsen gives a special twist to the tradition of exhibiting monumental modern sculpture in the open air because of the unique historical location in which it takes place." > read more

Blickachsen 7 (2009)

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
Dr. Joseph Antenucci Becherer
Director of Exhibitions and Curator of Sculpture (1999-2018)

"Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park is honoured to have been selected to work in partnership on the exhibition Blickachsen 7." > read more

Blickachsen 6 (2007)

Yorkshire Sculpture Park
West Bretton, Wakefield, UK
Sir Peter Murray CBE
Founder and Executive Director (1977-2022)

Blickachsen 5 (2005)

Fondation Beyeler
Riehen / Basel, Switzerland
Dr. Christoph Vitali
Director (2003-2008)

Blickachsen 4 (2003)

Kunsthalle Mannheim
Mannheim, Germany
Dr. Rolf Lauter
Director (2002-2007)

Blickachsen 3 (2001)

Stiftung Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum
Duisburg, Germany
Dr. Gottlieb Leinz
Deputy Director und Curator of Sculpture (1987-2013)

Blickachsen 2 (1999)

Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl
Marl, Germany
Dr. Uwe Rüth
Director (1982-2007)