OAK PLANTING IN HONOR OF JOSEPH BEUYS
BERNAU A. CH., SPA PARK
von Seven years ago, one of the tree sponsors from Bernau, Marah Strohmeyer-Haider from the gallery of the same name, discovered the basalt stelae for the oak plantings in honour of Joseph Beuys on the grounds of the museum in Traunreut. She could not let go of the idea. She got the municipality of Bernau under the leadership of Mayor Irene Biebl-Daiber and the Bernau Art Circle around Corinna Brandl and Dorothee Thielemann on board. In the anniversary year of Joseph Beuys, the time had finally come.
In splendid autumn weather, the stele and the red oak were planted in the Kurpark Bernau by the local building yard. While until early summer, due to the pandemic, the oak planting could only take place in a small circle, this time numerous participants and interested people showed up to help dig the planting hole, plant the tree and water it. Afterwards, the municipality of Bernau invited all those present to a small reception in front of the town hall. And so it is to be hoped that the positive mood of community action for the benefit of all will not end with the day of planting, but will be carried on from there in the spirit of Joseph Beuys.
Parallel to the planting, the performative sculpture "Steps in the Right Direction" by the artist Helmut Mühlbacher from Traunstein took place. Visitors could accompany the artist as he walked a circle in the Kurpark Bernau for twelve hours. At the same time, an exhibition by the artist took place in the Gallery MarahART in Bernau will take place.
Tree sponsor: Municipality of Bernau, represented by Irene Biebl-Daiber, 1st Mayoress, KunstKreis Bernau, represented by Dr. Corinna Brandl, GalerieMarahART, represented by Marah Strohmeyer-Haider
Initiators: Marah Strohmeyer-Haider
Planting: Bauhof Bernau
Tree: Red oak
Basalt stele: Dietrichsberg Quarry, Rhön
PHOTOS OF THE OAK PLANTING
1.R.f.l.t.r.: The Bernau spa park is prepared for the oak planting by the local building yard. Together, the participants dig the holes for the tree and the stele.
2.R.f.l.t.r.: First the basalt stele and oak are set, then the planting stakes are attached to the tree and finally everything is fixed in the ground.
3.R.f.l.t.r.: The participants of the tree planting water the oak tree. Afterwards, the tree sponsorship certificates are handed over. From left to right: Dr. Maria Schindelegger (Director DASMAXIMUM), Irene Biebl-Daiber (Mayor of Bernau), Marah Strohmeyer-Haider (Galerie MarahART Bernau), Lothar Müller (Project Manager Oak Planting DASMAXIMUM), Dr. Corinna Brandl (KunstKreis Bernau), Dr. Peter Lämmerhirdt (Board of Directors DASMAXIMUM Foundation) and Dorothea Tielemann (KunstKreis Bernau).