The object artist Günther Uecker (92) designed four large colored glass windows for the Schwerin Cathedral. On Wednesday, the cathedral community presented the first sample panes.
According to Balzer, the cathedral was originally equipped with colored windows, which were lost over time. Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania's Minister of Culture Bettina Martin (SPD) said: "The Uecker windows set a significant modern impulse in the design of the cathedral." They opened a new artistic dialogue with the interior of the church. "I am pleased that we can support this modern impulse in public space with the state's cultural funding and strong partners."
Uecker's artistic traces enriched the country in which he was born and grew up. "They will remain visible in Schwerin Cathedral for a very long time," explained Martin. Uecker was born in Wendorf, Mecklenburg, in 1930 and grew up in the northeast. After the Second World War he went to the West and is now one of the most important contemporary German artists.