When did you last read Brecht?
At school? What a pity that would be.
Ottmar Hörl wishes to whet your appetite for dealing with Brecht. His strategy to do so is visible in the park surrounding the Göggingen Kurhaus in Augsburg, in an installation on show from 30 June to 29 September 2019.
Through his work, Brecht has achieved what many dream of, but few turn into practice using talent and all their strength: He provoked. Challenged. Changed. Has become famous. He succeeded in picking people up, stimulating them to reflect, encouraging them to think further.
Per aspera ad astra: at the end of this endeavour, there emerged his grandiose oeuvre.
However, of what use would a work be if it were only accessible to one individual?
Only by being reproduced and multiplied does a work receive its platform as an acknowledged piece of work.
Ottmar Hörl is well-known for his concept of serial sculpture, which transports precisely this idea of reproduction. The large number of Brecht sculptures refers to Brecht's work, which could only become a socially recognised oeuvre by being disseminated and perceived.
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