Festival of Lights 2020 - Berlin's buildings shine again


Berlin, September 11 to 20, 2020 - This year's Festival of Lights is taking place in Berlin again. From 8 p.m. on, well-known landmarks, buildings and squares will be illuminated with light installations.

Festival of Lights
Festival of Lights© Festival of Lights

In order to make the popular light art festival take place despite the Corona pandemic, the event organizers are relying particularly on the distribution of the productions throughout the city and on supplementary digital offerings.

For this year's illumination, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has placed the 17 goals for sustainable development, the SDGs, at the center of the festival.

The artist Leon Löwentraut was commissioned with the design. He was the only artist worldwide to be selected to interpret the 17 goals of the United Nations for sustainable development artistically.

So, at the Festival of Lights

  • Goal 2 “No Hunger”,
  • Goal 3 “Health” and
  • Goal 16 “Peace, justice and strong institutions

is shown.

At the age of 22, Leon Löwentraut is a shooting star of the art scene. His paintings have already been exhibited in Paris, New York and also at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development as part of the #Art4GlobalGoals campaign.

Now they - and with them the sustainable development goals of the international community - are in the spotlight of the Festival of Lights.

Background Information

The Festival of Lights takes place for the 16th time in the German capital.

Visitors can marvel at the spectacular creations of the Festival of Lights team and invited artists.

With illuminations, artistic projections and 3D-mappings, they put Berlin in an extraordinary light under a certain motto.

This year the festival starts with the motto ”Together we shine“.

At 86 different locations in the city, the light art works appear every evening between 8 p.m. and midnight.

Read more: https://festival-of-lights.de/en/  

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