In 2019, the 200th anniversary of Theodor Fontane's birth is celebrated. To mark the bicentenary, Ottmar Hörl developed Theodor Fontane II for Neuruppin, Fontane's place of birth. The sculpture of the town's famous son measures 42 cm in height.
Back in 2016, Ottmar Hörl devised an installation featuring 400 serial Fontane sculptures for the poet's native town. This former project, presented in front of the Neuruppin parish church, included sculptures of approx. 93 cm in height in yellow and in black. The new, slightly smaller variant of the Fontane sculpture is available in gold and in anthracite grey.
"The colour gold symbolises appreciation of Fontane. Cultural achievements make an essential contribution to the identity, self-image, and further development of a society and are therefore 'worth their weight in gold' as the saying goes," points out Andreas Vockrodt, manager of events and cultural activities of the municipality of Neuruppin.
The sculptures were first presented at the New Year's reception of Fontanestadt Neuruppin in January. Up to 30 March, they will exclusively be available at a discounted subscription price at Kulturhaus Neuruppin. From 31 March, the sculptures may also be ordered from the Ottmar Hörl Online Shop.
Access the Fontanestadt Neuruppin website (in German only)
View an article published by Märkische Allgemeine Zeitung (in German only)
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