A five by three meter steel frame houses three rotating female figures made of stainless steel that dance in the wind. The interaction between the positive and negative forms of the figures and the rotation by the wind constantly create new shapes.
The Three Graces – kinetic steel sculpture
In December 1995, a limited competition for a work of art was announced as part of the modernization of an apartment building in Nürnberger Strasse in Berlin Charlottenburg. Twenty Berlin artists were invited and nine submitted designs. The jury consisted of two representatives each from the architects and the investors, a representative of the city planning office, a representative of the building inspectorate and an independent art historian. With a vote of six to one, the jury decided in favor of the Three Graces.
After ten years above the rooftops of Berlin, the Three Graces found a new place to pirouette in 2016 on the grounds of the Malzfabrik in Berlin-Schöneberg. And the location could not be more perfect for a sculpture that combines the forces of creativity and nature. Built in 1914 as a malthouse for the Schultheiss brewery, the Malzfabrik is now a place for visionaries and creatives with a focus on art, culture and sustainability. Here, the Three Graces made of stainless steel can once again do what they love best: spin in the wind and dance, dance, dance.