As the cultural highlight of the 2018 Gutenberg commemoration year, the City of Eltville am Rhein presents a unique, temporary sculpture installation entitled "Black Magic: gutenberg@eltville".
On 22 May 2018, the sculpture was first presented at a press conference.
"He's the first media tycoon. There are few people who have changed the world to such extent, and achieved such an effect as Gutenberg," says Ottmar Hörl.
His favourite is the black Gutenberg, which is based on the colour of book printing, Hörl revealed. Barbara Lilje from the City of Eltville explained what the other two colours stand for. The red version is reminiscent of sealing wax, while the golden version symbolises the brass buckles that once adorned books.
The installation featuring more than 150 serial sculptures can be enjoyed in the grounds of the Electoral Castle for five weeks, from 18 August to 23 September 2018. It is accompanied by a wide-ranging supporting programme. The proceeds from the sale of the sculptures will be used towards preserving the Electoral Castle. The patron of the art project is Volker Bouffier, the Prime Minister of the State of Hesse.
Anyone interested can reserve "their" Gutenberg now at the subscription price using the order form below, and take the figure home as soon as the exhibition is over.
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]
5. July to 25 August 2019 (six further presentations are planed until 2020 at different places)
EXHIBITION: "TREUE FREUNDE. Hunde und Menschen"
Bayerisches Nationalmuseum, München
28. November 2019 to 19. April 2020
Galerie Kampl, München
11. December 2019 bis 01. February 2020
EXHIBITION: "OTTMAR HÖRL"
CJK, Centrum voor Jonge Kunst, Gent
19. January 2020 to 22. March 2020
Opening: 18. January 2020, 7:30 pm
GROUP EXHIBITION: "FRANKFURTER POSITIONEN"
Goethe-Universität Frankfurt a. M.
Biozentrum, Gebäude 101, KunstRaum Riedberg
05. February 2020 to 29. May 2020
Opening: 04. February 2020, 06:30 pm