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School for the Blind on Dachsberg: Installation featuring Worldview Models, on show until 31 July 2017

There is a long tradition of open-air concerts and exhibitions held in the spacious grounds of the school for the blind, with the series of events organised under the heading of Kunst & Kultur [Art & Culture] representing one of its highlights. Ottmar Hörl accompanies this year's season with an installation of his Worldview Models, which will be on show until the end of July. > more


The Nuremberg Madonna: Preview for an installation to be set up in Nuremberg's Kornmarkt square in collaboration with the Germanisches Nationalmuseum from 1 September to 17 September 2017

In early September, Ottmar Hörl is set to realise an installation featuring some 600 golden Nuremberg Madonnas. The multiples that pay respectful tribute to the original will be turning Kornmarkt square into a temporary art location. Minister of State Dr Markus Söder has agreed to act as patron for the project.
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German Monument Protection Authority prevents erection of multicultural "Hörl Family" close to monument by Nazi artist

Rüsselsheim's urban space has seven "Family Get-together" sculpture groups, which have long since become models of identification and are known as "Hörl Families" in Rüsselsheim. On the occasion of the 2017 Hessentag, housing company Gewobau intended to have an eighth work of art, this time featuring figures in different colours, set up to complement the seven existing groups, and symbolising open-mindedness and cultural diversity. The group was to be positioned in the square outside the railway station, in the vicinity of automaker Opel's historic factory façade and a monument to Adam Opel. On the grounds that it was "non-tolerable", the Rüsselsheim Lower Monument Protection Authority rejected the application on 25 April 2017. The report stipulated, for instance, that new projects were "to pay due respect to the values epitomised by the historic cultural monument". The authority claimed vicinity protection.
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"The first step is always the hardest", on show from 22 April at Zeppelin Museum Friedrichshafen

The Zeppelin Museum invited Ottmar Hörl to develop a new temporary installation featuring 300 serial sculptures from 22 April to 1 May in the run-up to an exhibition entitled "Cult! Legends, Stars and Icons". At the south end of Buchhornplatz, between the Zeppelin Museum and the Medienhaus am See library, the installation covering 200 square metres will turn Friedrichshafen's urban space into an "art location" offering an invitation to communicate. 
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„Ottmar Hörl - Reference“, from 30. April at the Schrade Gallery, Mochental palace

A large exhibition entitled "OTTMAR HÖRL – REFERENZ" [Ottmar Hörl – Reference] running at the stunning Baroque Mochental palace offers a current view on Hörl's oeuvre as a conceptual artist. Allowing for a wide range of perspectives, all this is based on his reflections on the meta-level of art or art history. Exhibits include works from the following series: Broom Pieces, Modern Sculpture, Sculpture in the Gordian Style as well as Rotation (Photo Concepts).
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500 years of the Reformation in Villach
5 May to 31 October 2017, Museum of the city of Villach, Austria

Expect a miracle!
20 May to 15 October 2017, Museum Ulm

2 June to 15 October 2017, Zeppelin-Museum

We Love Animals 
1 July to 15 October 2017, Kunstmuseum Ravensburg

7. September to 21 November 2017, LÖWEN ENTERTAINMENT GmbH, Bingen am Rhein

In unknown territory – Landscape in post-war art
16 September 2017 to 4 February 2018, Museum Hurrle, Durbach

17 September to 29 October 2017, Traumdepot 2017, Bern, Switzerland

KULTURNACHT ULM / NEU-ULM 2017 [Night of Culture]
16 September 2017, 5:00 to 11:00 p.m., Südwest Presse Gallery

Martin Luther
30 September to 31 October 2017, Christophoruswiese, Zorneding

6 October to 11 November 2017, Galerie LS LandskronSchneidzik Nürnberg

Exhibition of the Guardian Angel "Evolution"as part of the Galerietage Speyer
13 to 15 October 2017, Galerie Kasten, Speyer

23 October 2017 to 11 February 2018, KUNSTHALLE “Talstrasse“

18 November 2017 to 6 January 2018, Galerie MAINZER KUNST!