Newsletter April 2017





On show from 22 April: "The first step is always the hardest", at Zeppelin Museum Friedrichshafen
The Zeppelin Museum invited Ottmar Hörl to develop a new temporary installation featuring 300 serial sculptures in the run-up to an exhibition entitled "Cult! Legends, Stars and Icons". Hörl's sculpture harks back to the motif of the boy holding an LZ3, depicted on the Zeppelin fountain (1909). The only monument to Count Zeppelin erected and inaugurated during his lifetime, the figure on the fountain symbolises the global success of Friedrichshafen's manufacturing business based on the development of its airship industry.

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On show from 30 April: "Referenz" [Reference] exhibition at Galerie Schrade, Schloss 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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On show until 29 April: "KLEINFORMAT" [Small Format] exhibition at Galerie Mariette Haas, Ingolstadt
Under the title of "KLEINFORMAT" [Small Format], Galerie Mariette HAAS presents great works of art in small format. The exhibition features pieces by Ottmar Hörl, Heiner Thiel, Edgar Diehl, Ludwig Wilding, and other artists. Ottmar Hörl shows what is probably his smallest installation to date: a Bavarian brass band of twelve, including a conductor. What's going on here anyway? Visitors are invited to use their imagination.

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On show until 30 April: "Instructions for the Relief of the Black Square" exhibition at Kunstverein Mannheim art society
Until the end of April, art lovers have a chance to see Ottmar Hörl's reflection on Malevich's Black Square at Kunstverein Mannheim art society. You won't be able to make it to Mannheim? Then why not watch an impressive video on the exhibition. Just click here below:

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On show until 18 Juni: "Pop Art" exhibition at Stadthaus Alter Bahnhof arts centre, Traben-Trarbach
Coca-Cola bottles, Campbell's soup cans, pin-up girls and comic-strip heroes: all this and much more is characteristic of Pop Art imagery. The exhibition running at the Stadthaus Alter Bahnhof arts centre showcases some eighty to a hundred exhibits by pop art artists – including pieces by Jim Dine, Ottmar, Hörl, Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, and other exponents.

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Rückert in Coburg
Ottmar Hörl’s Rückert busts will be on view at Kunstverein Coburg art society until 17 April 2017 in his DER WELTPOET - FRIEDRICH RÜCKERT [The World Poet – Friedrich Rückert] exhibition.

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(1) The world poet. Friedrich Rückert 1788-1866. Poet. Orientalist. Critic of his times.
14 January to 17 April 2017, Kunstverein Coburg e.V.

(2) Instructions for the Relief of the Black Square
5 February to 30 April 2017, Kunstverein Mannheim

22 February to 29 April 2016
Galerie Mariette Haas, Ingolstadt

(4) Ottmar Hörl – Tierisch gut! [Beastly good]
4 April – 13 April 2017
Galerie ABTART, Stuttgart

(5) POP ART 
6 April to 18 June 2017, Stadthaus "Alter Bahnhof", Traben-Trarbach
an exhibition of the Kaschenbach Gallery, Trier
featuring works of Jim Dine, Ottmar, Hörl, Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol et al.

(6) The first step is always the hardest
22 April to 1 May 2017, Zeppelin Museum Friedrichshafen

30 April to 16 July 2017, Galerie Schrade, Schloss Mochental

(8) 500 years of the Reformation in Villach
5 May to 31 October 2017, Museum of the city of Villach, Austria



(9) Ottmar Hörl - Sculpture
from 23 June 2017, Kunst und Kultur am Dachsberg, Blindeninstitut Rückersdorf [Art and Culture at Dachsberg, Institute for the Blind Rückersdorf]

(10) We love Animals 
1 July to 15 October 2017, Kunstmuseum Ravensburg




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Sculptural project "You Shouldn't Kill the Hen that Lays the Golden Eggs" at the Bank of Baden-Württemberg in Stuttgart, 2007
New ideas, inventions, or nonconforming thoughts always tend to generate fears of change, even if they eventually contribute to improving the present situation in a second step. The title of this installation alludes to the phenomenon that metaphorical hens that could lay golden eggs for the whole system, are, unfortunately, sometimes killed right away. Read more about the project which is based on Jean de La Fontaine's animal fable.

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