exhibition11.jpg 18 June 2008. Guests from almost 30 countries attended the opening of an exhibition at ESPI showing artist’s impressions of cities and landscapes. Numerous delegates from UNCOPUOS met with ESPI’s local friends and partners.

Taking the advantage of the ongoing session of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNCOPUOS), ESPI invited delegations as well as local friends and partners to a reception at its premises. While the last reception alongside the UNCOPUOS Legal Subcommittee (see related webnews here) contained a hot political topic – the recent satellite shoot downs – this reception was devoted to the arts. Susanne Riegelnik, an Austrian artist, presented her works resembling satellite images of cities and landscapes.

The exhibition was organized in cooperation with galerie splitter art, run by Batya Horn. The opening introduction to the art works was done by Alexander Soucek from ESA’s European Space Research Institute (ESRIN, Frascati). In his presentation he approached Susanne Riegelniks work through pointing at its ability to raise  imagination and feeling by regarding the beautiful and colourful cityscapes and landscapes.  

The exhibition can be visited until 18 September 2008.

The following photos provide impressions of the evening and show the visitors enjoying the paintings of Susanne Riegelnik.


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The artist Susanne Riegelnik introduced by ESPI's Director Kai-Uwe Schrogl
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Ambassador Ciro Arevalo-Yepes (Colombia), Chairman UNCOPUOS
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Prof. Vladimir Kopal (Czech Republic), Chairman UNCOPUOS-Legal Subcommittee
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photo credit: ESPI

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