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Avant-garde snail invasion in Essenheim, coming up 22 May 2016

Rheinhessen's 200th anniversary – Ottmar Hörl celebrates the bicentennial by referring to the vineyard snail, a motif typical of the region, and paying due homage to the snail as an emblematic animal. Snails have been around for several million years.  > more


Rückert for everyone, coming June in Schweinfurt

Goodness, what the human mind is capable of! Friedrich Rückert, the writer, poet and Orientalist scholar, had command of more than forty-four languages, composed some 20,000 poems, and is regarded as a linguistic genius and one of the most talented German national poets.  > more


Wanderer between the Worlds, Neuruppin

To mark the occasion of Theodor Fontane's two hundredth birthday, 400 Fontane figures making up an installation entitled "Wanderer between the Worlds" will be populating the square in front of the Kulturkirche building in Neuruppin, the city where the poet was born, until 22 May.  > more


World-viewers taking Graz by storm

During the Designmonat Graz [Month of Design], fifty world-viewers in the guise of "Design Thinkers" were strolling through the city looking for places of interest, for stimulating encounters and new perspectives. > more


WELT-RAUM-FORSCHUNG [Exploration of the World and Space]

In his exhibition at the 13th edition of art KARLSRUHE, Ottmar Hörl is focussing on WELT-RAUM-FORSCHUNG, or the exploration of the world and space. The white cube of the exhibition stand becomes the scene of a sculptural invasion and a place for an unusual encounter: serial astronaut creatures are conquering space and holding out their hands to visitors for a handshake.  > more



Installations as part of the Landesgartenschau
22 April to 9 October 2016, Bayreuth

Denn sie wissen, was sie tun … [For they do know what they do …]
featuring works by master students from Ottmar Hörl's class at the Academy of Fine Arts in Nuremberg
24 April to 12 June 2016, Neuer Kunstverein Aschaffenburg [New Aschaffenburg Art Society]


Designmonat Graz 2016 [Month of Design]
30 April to 29 May 2016

Theodor Fontane - Wanderer zwischen den Welten [Wanderer between the Worlds]
8 May to 10 July 2016, Neuruppin

featuring works by Thomas Deyle, Ben Muthofer, Regine Schumann, Ottmar Hörl, Diego Sindbert, Edgar Diehl et al.
12 May - 18. June 2016, GALERIE mariette HAAS Ingolstadt

Scheitern [Failure]
Ottmar Hörl and Students in Rheinhessen
19 May to 12 June 2016, Kunstforum Essenheim

Schöner Wohnen [Beautiful Living]
21 May - November 2016, Baden, Raabs, Yspertal, Zwettl, Neulengbach
21 May to  5 June 2016 Haus der Kunst, Baden
17 Juni to 3. July 2016, Lindenhof, Raabs/Thaya
6 August to 14 August 2016, Yspertal
30 September to 13 October 2016, Zwettl
November, Stadtkeller, Neulengbach

28. COBURGER DESIGNTAGE [28th Coburg Design Days]
Installation featuring Venus sculptures
31 May 2016 to 5 June 2016, Am Güterbahnhof 15, Coburg

Rückert for Everyone
4 June - 10 July 2016, Marketplace and Kunsthalle, Schweinfurt

WELTERBE-Tag [World Heritage Day]
Installation featuring Luther sculptures
Kunstsammlungen der Veste Coburg [Veste Coburg Art Collections]
5 June 2016, Coburg

Der will nur spielen - Der Hund in der aktuellen Kunst [He's only out to play - The dog in contemporary art]
9 June - 14 October 2016, KunstRaum Riedberg, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt/Main

Ottmar Hörl and Margarete Schrüfer
17 June to 30 July 2016, KunstKontor Nürnberg, Nuremberg

POSITIONS. Invited by Jürgen Paas
i.a. with works of Anke Eilergerhard, Ottmar Hörl, Jürgen Jansen, Matthias Kanter, Norbert Thomas 
24 June to 27 August 2016, Obrist Gallery, Essen

Lasst Blumen sprechen! Blumen und künstliche Natur seit 1960 [Say it with flowers! flowers and artifical nature since 1969]
26 June to 23 October 2016, Stiftung Museum Schloss Moyland, Bedburg-Hau
i.a. with works of  Georg Baselitz, Joseph Beuys, Fischli & Weiss, Katharina Fritsch, David Hockney, Ottmar Hörl, Alex Katz, Karin Kneffel, David LaChapelle, Roy Lichtenstein, Gerhard Richter, Pipilotti Rist, Adrian Schiess, Paul Thek, Luc Tuymans, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol, Rémy Zaugg

Mittelmaß 2016 [Mediocrity 2016]
16 July to 30 July 2016, Westpol Airspace, Leipzig

Hörls Tierleben [Hörl's Animal Life]
11 September to 25 September 2016, Erleninsel, Waiblingen