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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.
The majority of Germans believe that aliens exist. Are they here now? If so, what next? In his tongue-in-cheek manner and using a hint of subversive irony, Hörl illustrates the way we are dealing with the unfamiliar and how uncertain we are when faced with different civilisations and cultures, an issue that is at once timeless and highly topical. He invites us to question points of view and reflect on gestures, moral concepts and a serial open-arms policy.
Dubbed "Reisebegleiter", or travel companions, asteroids captured on a series of large-scale photographs, are making their rounds in the deep darkness of space. Scientists assume that there are millions of asteroids in the solar system, 702,096 of which have been identified so far. However, the ones shown here neither come from the universe, nor have these pictures been released by NASA. They are, in fact, genuine creations by Ottmar Hörl, who, in this way, adds a sculptural dimension to the act of photography, at the same time questioning our perception of reality and pointing up the fundamental concept of creation.
GROUP EXHIBITION: "Time present" Photography from the Deutsche Bank Collection
Unter den Linden 5, Berlin
10. May 2020 to 08. February 2021
Daily opening times (except Mondays) from 11am to 6pm. Thursdays 11am to 9pm
GROUP EXHIBITION: "Was ist der Mensch?" ("What is man?")
Neuer Markt, Herford
30. May 2020 to 30. August 2020
Daily opening times from 10 am to 6 pm
GROUP EXHIBITION: "Leben im Krieg" ("Wartime life")
Historisches Museum Hanau Schloss Philippsruhe
Philippsruher Allee 45, Hanau
Extended to the end of June 2021
Tue-Sun 11 am to 6 pm
SCULPTURAL INSTALLATION "LUNCH-BREAK"
in colloboration with KHBT London/Berlin, on the occasion of London Festival of Architecture
St. Paul´s Plinth, London
3 June 2019 to March 2020
TRAVELLING EXHIBITION "SIEBEN TODSÜNDEN" [SEVEN DEADLY SINS]
1. Juli to 7. Juli 2020 (further installations in different locations are planned)
Opening, 04. Juli, 2 pm
EXHIBITION: "TREUE FREUNDE. Hunde und Menschen"
Bayerisches Nationalmuseum, München
28. November 2019 to 19. April 2020, extended until 13th of September 2020
GROUP EXHIBITION: "FRANKFURTER POSITIONEN"
Goethe-Universität Frankfurt a. M.
Biozentrum, Gebäude 101, KunstRaum Riedberg
05. February 2020 to 29. May 2020, extended to 30th of October 2020
Opening: 04. February 2020, 06:30 pm
GROUP EXHIBITION: SCULPTURE PATH WEISSACH IM TAL "AN BRÜCKEN UND WEGEN"
Kulturkreis BIZE und Gemeinde Weissach im Tal
Loop road sculpture path
10. June 2018 to 30. April 2021
GROUP EXHIBITION: KUNST IM SETZKASTEN
Forum Kunst Rottweil, Friedrichsplatz 4, Rottweil
Opening: 19. September 2020, 10am to 10pm
19. September 2020 to 01. November 2020