Ihr Warenkorb ist leer.

Photo: Ottmar Hörl / Kunstsammlungen der Veste Coburg

30.05.2016

Luther for the World Heritage Day held in Coburg between 3 and 7 June

Setting up his "Martin Luther: Here I stand …" sculptural installation in Wittenberg's historic market square in the summer of 2010, Ottmar Hörl opened the Luther Decade. Unlike any other work of art so far, eight hundred Luther multiples have stimulated and animated a discussion on art, aesthetics and freedom. Since then, Hörl's Luther sculptures have conquered the whole world starting from Wittenberg, inviting people to engage in a cultural discourse.

A number of Luther multiples will be stopping over at the Veste Coburg fortress between 3 and 7 June so as to make Luther more visible there.

Background information on the World Heritage Day:

At the initiative of the German Commission for UNESCO and the German UNESCO World Heritage Sites Association (UNESCO-Welterbestätten Deutschland e.V.), the first UNESCO World Heritage Day was held on 5 June 2005. Since then, is has been celebrated each year on the first Sunday of June. The aim of the World Heritage Day is to raise public awareness of German World Heritage sites not only as places of particularly careful conservation work, but also as important mediators of the UNESCO concept. Hence, central themes of the World Heritage Day continue to be encounters and a cultural dialogue.

For the first time, there will also be events in Coburg associated with the World Heritage Day, intended to point out that Veste Coburg is participating in the nomination process to extend the Luther Memorials in Eisleben and Wittenberg World Heritage site so as to include more Luther Memorials in Central Germany. Eighteen Luther memorial sites in Wittenberg, Eisleben, Mansfeld, Torgau, Erfurt and Coburg have joined forces in preparing the nomination. UNESCO's decision is expected to be announced in the summer of 2017.*

 

* Source: Kunstsammlungen der Veste Coburg [Veste Coburg Art Collections] press release, 27 May 2016, http://www.kunstsammlungen-coburg.de/presse.php

 

> view Luther-Sculpture at the shop


< back to overview News

Categories


Events

GROUP EXHIBITION: "STREIT. Eine Annäherung."  ("Argument. A close-up")
Museum for Communication Frankfurt
Schaumainkai 53
60596 Frankfurt am Main
06. October 2023 to 27. August 2024
https://www.mfk-frankfurt.de

SCULTURA 24
Sculptures Outdoor Exhibition
Marktplatz 13
76530 Baden-Baden
24. March 2024 to 06. October 2024
http://www.gfjk.de/index.php

SCULPTURAL INSTALLATION "GRÜßE DIE HÜHNER" ("GREETINGS TO THE CHICKENS")
9th Swiss Triennial of Sculptures 
Grossfeldstrasse 10
7310 Bad Ragaz, Switzerland
04. May 2024 to 30. October 2024
https://badragartz.ch/en

EXHIBITION "MALEREI" ("PAINTING")
studio20.21
Markt 6 
47546 Kalkar
25. May 2024 to 21. July 2024
https://studio2021.de/

SCULPTURAL INSTALLATION "WÖLFE IN DER STADT" ("WOLVES IN THE CITY")
Jacobuswall 
47546 Kalkar
25. May 2024 to 06. October 2024
https://studio2021.de/

SCULPTURAL INSTALLATION "BESUCH BEI VERWANDTEN" ("VISITING RELATIVES")
Zoo Kleve
Tiergartenstrasse 74
47533 Kleve
26. May 2024 to 25. August 2024
https://studio2021.de/

SCULPTURAL INSTALLATION "DER JUNGE GOETHE" ("THE YOUNG GOETHE")
Am Eisenmarkt
35578 Wetzlar
09. June 2024 to 14. June

SCULPTURAL INSTALLATION AND INDIVIDUAL OBJECTS "AUF ZU NEUEN UFERN" ("OFF TO NEW SHORES")
Gallery Schrade
Mochental 1 
89584 Ehingen
16. June 2024 to 01. September 2024

SCULPTURAL INSTALLATION "FOLICHONS"
20 years "Art Mile" - 40 years Baille-Maille-Allee promotion circle
Baille-Maille Str. 1
95502 Himmelkron
19. July 2024 to 21. July 2024

SCULPTURAL INSTALLATION "ANNA KATHARINA EMMERICK"
Markt 8
48653 Coesfeld
from 24. August 2024

SCULPTURAL INSTALLATION "FRIEDRICH SCHILLER"
Schillerhöhe
71672 Marbach am Neckar
10. November 2024