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King Kong is back! And you have the possibility to meet him being part of the "5.UrbanArt Biennale® 2019 Unlimited" at the world cultural heritage site of the Völklingen Ironworks. This installation displays the most recent developments and trends in international urban art - with artwork of renown artists. Ottmar Hörl is one of them.
At the gates of the so-called "Paradise", the picturesque, recultivated industrial cultural garden of the Völklingen Ironworks, Ottmar Hörl has recently installed the sculpture of a gorilla measuring ten metres in height. As an exhibit, it is part of the "5th UrbanArt Biennale® 2019 Unlimited".
Every visitor knows the story of the most famous gorilla in film history that dies for love. Killed by humans who feel threatened – and prefer to shoot first before they think.
This experience of threat is inscribed in the defensive aggression of Hörl's sculpture. The figure is prepared to defend itself if its threatening gestures are not taken seriously.
Whether this instinctive behaviour is sufficient to avoid a conflict depends on King Kong's opponent. The intruder is required to interpret the gorilla's gesture in the right way in order to begin an orderly retreat. Otherwise, the same thing will happen as in the movies: there will be a fight because people misinterpret or ignore the warning signs.
What Ottmar Hörl has installed here is the prototype of a tortured and misunderstood creature, a symbol of our dealings with nature. Oversized and not to be overlooked. Nature will defend itself if we ignore its signs and fail to recognise them.
TRAVELLING EXHIBITION "SIEBEN TODSÜNDEN" [SEVEN DEADLY SINS]
May 2019 to June 2021
Please refer for the present exhibition location to the homepage of the organizer
GROUP EXHIBITION: "Leben im Krieg" ("Wartime life")
Historisches Museum Hanau Schloss Philippsruhe
Philippsruher Allee 45, Hanau
Extended to 27. March 2022
Tue-Sun 11 am to 6 pm
EXHIBITION IN THE ATRIUM: "2000m ABOVE SEA LEVEL. VORARLBERG, SILVRETTA AND ART"
vorarlberg museum Bregenz
27. March to 27. June 2021
Tue-Su 10 am - 6 pm
GROUP EXHIBITION: Bad RagARTz 2021 -
8. Schweizerische Triennale der Skulptur
Stiftung Schweizerische Triennale der Skulptur, Rolf und Esther Hohmeister
8. May to 31. October 2021
SOLO EXHIBITION "COEXISTENCE - 공존"
Indang-Museum in Daegu, Korea
13. May until 31. July 2021
SOLO EXHIBITION: "FLUID"
Venet-Haus Galerie Ulm
Finissage 18./19. June 2021, the artist is present
Whole-time with appointment!
GROUP EXHIBITION: "BLÜHSTREIFEN - ZWISCHEN TRAUM UND ZAUN" ("Wildflower strip - between dream and fence")
04. July until 03. October 2021