Marc Schmidt

Spaces For Open Minds
June 25 – July 9

Press Release

Richard Levy Gallery is pleased to present Spaces No. 6 from Spaces for Open Minds in Tiguex Park. Space No. 6 is a public art sculpture created by conceptual German artist Marc Schmitz for LAND/ART.

Spaces for Open Minds are sculptures created for experience. The large funnel shapes allow viewers to encounter the sky and their environment from a new perspective. These spaces eliminate the chaos of the every day and provide tranquility as the viewer peers up into the blue. Conversely, the viewer becomes the conduit from which the sky opens to the earth. Nothing stands between the viewer and the sky, creating a totally immersive moment of self-realization.

Since their conception in 2003, Spaces for Open Minds have been installed throughout Europe, Asia and the Middle East, and are now for the first time in the United States as part of LAND/ART.

Marc Schmitz has been creating conceptual paintings, installations, and interactive public works since the 1990’s. Schmitz studied Philosophy and Fine Art in both Munich and Berlin. His work revolves around themes of time, space, and knowledge. Schmitz currently lives in Berlin and Mongolia exhibits around the world.

Space No. 6 from Spaces for Open Minds is located at in the northwest corner of Tiguex Park across the street from The Albuquerque Museum of Art and History and New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science. This installation is sponsored by Richard Levy Gallery in partnership with the City of Albuquerque Public Art Program and Parks and Recreation Department. You are invited to stop by and open your mind. Location: Tiguex Park, 1801 Mountain Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM Contact: 505.766.9888,

This project was installed for approximately 2 weeks as part of LAND/ART New Mexico.

Dates: June 25th, 2009
Location: Tiquex Park, Old Town, Albuquerque, NM 87102
Contact: 505.766.9888,, @levygallery