Art action in Imst already lost the first bike | Tyrolean daily newspaper online

Schülerinnen und Schüler des Gymnasiums Imst hatten das „Upcycling“ der alten Fahrräder vorgenommen und so Kunst geschaffen.

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Imst – “Hardly installed – already vandalized”, one could say. Because part of an art campaign by the Imst grammar school on behalf of Imst Tourism has already been stolen. The work of art is a series of painted bicycles that have been turning the “Auf Arzill” roundabout into a colorful eye-catcher since the weekend. But one of these bikes has since been stolen from the roundabout – the TVB has already reported the theft to the police.

“Actually, the bikes were supposed to be set up in March last year. But then the pandemic came and everything was different, ”explains Andrea Huter from Imst Tourismus. The plan was to beautify old bikes in an upcycling project together with students from the Imst high school under the direction of Professor Lorenz Schimpfössl. On the one hand to usher in the beginning of the cycling season, on the other hand to welcome the international racing cyclists of the World Tour to the 3rd stage of the Tour of the Alps. “Postponed is not canceled,” says Huter, who started the project again around a year later. The Tour of the Alps should take place in Imst on April 21st this year.

She is all the more disappointed after the theft at the weekend: “It makes us sad that there are people who do not recognize the effort, value nothing and who destroy joint projects.” (TT, pascal)

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