Park

 

The adjoining piece of land around the museum forms an isolated area of the peninsula covering 8.000 m2. After a careful consideration, we came up with the idea of laying out a sculpture park. The wide expanse of water, green vegetation, the architectural design of the museum and distant traces of civilisation endow this place with the character of an oasis of peace and intimacy, giving vent to deep feelings. The area surrounding the elongated shape of the peninsula in front of and behind the museum was designed as a park covered with grass and trees, providing a site for outdoor sculptures and objects. Thus the display of artworks in the Danubiana park has acquired a further dimension. The symbiosis of the interior and the exterior indicated in the concept of the building highlights the natural setting and its harmony with humans.

Visitors have an opportunity to see the works of artists exhibited in major world museums: Karel Appel, Magdalena Abakanowicz, Arman, Hans van de Bovenkamp, Jim Dine, Rein Dool, Sam Francis, Bruno Gironcoli, Roland Goeschl, Alfred Hrdlicka, Karl Prantl, Niki de Saint-Phalle, Slovak sculptors Erna Masarovičová, the doyen of Slovak sculpture Vladimír Kompánek, Andrej Rudavský and Jozef Jankovič. The works on view come from the Meulensteen Collection or are long-term loans.
A new form of presentation is the “river-front promenade” displaying the works of the youngest generation of Slovak sculptors.

DANUBE WINGS
The Danube Wings, a sculpture by Peter Pollág, is a distinctive landmark sited on the nose of the peninsula. The winged sculpture, perceived as a guardian of this territory, connects the symbolism of the past and the present. The artist’s concept was to create a shining mosaic surface, which would be transformed by the reflection of glimmering rays of light and the shiny water surface. It is a durable and variable sculpture. Its eleven-meter-high reinforced concrete body was gradually covered with a reinforced concrete envelope with the mosaic surface made of molten glass fragments. The external envelope covering the area of 150 m2 was made up of 240 000 pieces of glass cut by hand.