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The Nuremberg Madonna: Preview for an installation to be set up in Nuremberg's Kornmarkt square in collaboration with the Germanisches Nationalmuseum from 1 September to 17 September 2017

In early September, Ottmar Hörl is set to realise an installation featuring some 600 golden Nuremberg Madonnas. The multiples that pay respectful tribute to the original will be turning Kornmarkt square into a temporary art location. Minister of State Dr Markus Söder has agreed to act as patron for the project.
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German Monument Protection Authority prevents erection of multicultural "Hörl Family" close to monument by Nazi artist

Rüsselsheim's urban space has seven "Family Get-together" sculpture groups, which have long since become models of identification and are known as "Hörl Families" in Rüsselsheim. On the occasion of the 2017 Hessentag, housing company Gewobau intended to have an eighth work of art, this time featuring figures in different colours, set up to complement the seven existing groups, and symbolising open-mindedness and cultural diversity. The group was to be positioned in the square outside the railway station, in the vicinity of automaker Opel's historic factory façade and a monument to Adam Opel. On the grounds that it was "non-tolerable", the Rüsselsheim Lower Monument Protection Authority rejected the application on 25 April 2017. The report stipulated, for instance, that new projects were "to pay due respect to the values epitomised by the historic cultural monument". The authority claimed vicinity protection.
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"The first step is always the hardest", on show from 22 April at Zeppelin Museum Friedrichshafen

The Zeppelin Museum invited Ottmar Hörl to develop a new temporary installation featuring 300 serial sculptures from 22 April to 1 May in the run-up to an exhibition entitled "Cult! Legends, Stars and Icons". At the south end of Buchhornplatz, between the Zeppelin Museum and the Medienhaus am See library, the installation covering 200 square metres will turn Friedrichshafen's urban space into an "art location" offering an invitation to communicate. 
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„Ottmar Hörl - Reference“, from 30. April at the Schrade Gallery, Mochental palace

A large exhibition entitled "OTTMAR HÖRL – REFERENZ" [Ottmar Hörl – Reference] running at the stunning Baroque Mochental palace offers a current view on Hörl's oeuvre as a conceptual artist. Allowing for a wide range of perspectives, all this is based on his reflections on the meta-level of art or art history. Exhibits include works from the following series: Broom Pieces, Modern Sculpture, Sculpture in the Gordian Style as well as Rotation (Photo Concepts).
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From 5 February 2017: Exhibition „Instructions for the Relief of the Black Square“ at Kunstverein Mannheim

From 5 February 2017, the Mannheim Art Society will be showing Ottmar Hörl's Handlungsanweisung zur Erlösung des schwarzen Quadrats [Instructions for the Relief of the Black Square]. The exhibition refers to a work by Kazimir Malevich, whose compositions on the black square paved the way to monochrome painting in modern art. > more



30 April to 16 July 2017, Galerie Schrade, Schloss Mochental 

500 years of the Reformation in Villach
5 May to 31 October 2017, Museum of the city of Villach, Austria

Installaton with Horse Heads
25 May to 31 August 2017, Stadtraum Dülmen

2 June to 15 October 2017, Zeppelin-Museum

Collection Haupt. Thirty Pieces of Silver – Art and Money 
with works of Joseph Beuys, Moritz Götze, Georg Herold, Ottmar Hörl, Kaus Staeck, Anton Stankowski, Tiravanija, Lawrence Weiner, et al
11 June to 16 July 2017, Kunstverein Mannheim

Martin Luther
Installation on the occasion of the premiere of "Martin Luther-Der Anschlag" from Dieter Wedel
23 June to 20 August 2017, Stiftsruine Bad Hersfeld

Ottmar Hörl - Sculpture
23 June to 31 July 2017, Kunst und Kultur am Dachsberg, Blindeninstitut Rückersdorf [Art and Culture at Dachsberg, Institute for the Blind Rückersdorf]

We Love Animals 
1 July to 15 October 2017, Kunstmuseum Ravensburg

Pretty Best Friends
7 July to 9 July 2017, an exhibition of Galerie ABTART,
Spitalhof, Filderbahnstraße 29, 70567 Stuttgart

Sculptures from Ottmar Hörl 1994 - 2017
Opening 9 July at 11 a.m. u
9 July to 31 August 2017, Designlager, Dülmen

Ottmar Hörl Sculpture 
25 July to 28 August 2017, Walhall Lounge, Festspielhügel 4, 95445 Bayreuth
Website Walhall Lounge

The Nuremberg Madonna
1 to 17 September 2017, Kornmarkt Nuremberg in cooperation with the Germanisches Nationalmuseum