Room - Spheres
The idea for this exhibition came from three sources: the Spheres trilogy by Peter Sloterdijk, which has constantly inspired me since its release; discovering the work of Maria Bartuszova and Beate Kuhn; and the book Architektonische Spekulationen by Rolf Wedewer and Thomas Kempas from the year 1970, which enthralled me as an architecture student back then. In my mind’s eye, this was the merging of philosophy, art and architecture into a utopian representation and vision of today’s intellectual and artistic energies.
Roof - Robert Sturm
The works of Robert Sturm (b. 1935 in Bad Elster, d. 1994 in Fulda) are among the most significant postwar manifestations between ceramics and sculpture. His ceramic sculptures from 1960 onwards featured constructivist abstraction. However, his works, strongly marked by fragmentation and stony weathered surfaces, testify less to new beginnings and optimism than to skepticism towards the “brokenness of the world in which we live” (Sturm). The forms, surfaces and colors of his objects are imbued with heaviness, suffering and darkness. These themes were later intensified in figurative subjects like torso and head.