Simon Dybbroe Moller
Hermann Maier Neustadt
We are all Astronauts: the exhibition illuminates the interest in the spectacular ideas and visions of the early 1960s with fascinating works by 21 international artists. They embrace Richard Buckminster Fuller's geometric discoveries, further develop his social utopias, critically question his innovations and adopt his humour and playful approach. Contemporary 'Bucky Fuller & Spaceship Earth' presents a complete biographic overview of the work of Fuller, from the trailblazing Dymaxion House to his famous geodesic domes.
We are all Astronauts
Universe Richard Buckminster Fuller reflected in contemporary art
The great visionary Richard Buckminster Fuller saw openness, a willingness to experiment and intuition equally as fundamental principles of his work. His fusion of precise thinking and spontaneous, creative insight, his holistic view of the universe, have fascinated many artists – particularly again at the dawn of the 21st century. The exhibition, developed together with Markus Richter (Berlin) of Marta Herford, illuminates this interest in the spectacular ideas and visions of the early 1960s with fascinating works by 21 international artists. They embrace Fuller’s geometric discoveries, further develop his social utopias, critically question his innovations and adopt his humour and playful approach.
Attila Csörgö, Björn Dahlem, José Dávila, Simon Dybbroe Møller, Michel François, Franka Hörnschemeyer, Lucas Lenglet, David Maljkovic, Hermann Maier Neustadt, N55, Olafur Eliasson, Riccardo Previdi, Tobias Putrih, Pedro Reyes, Silke Riechert, Tomás Saraceno, Albrecht Schäfer, Kai Schiemenz, Kerstin Stoll, Ai Weiwei, Tilman Wendland, Beat Zoderer.
Bucky Fuller & Spaceship Earth
Curated by Norman Foster and Luis Fernández-Galiano
The exhibition presents a complete biographic overview of the work of Richard Buckminster Fuller, from the trailblazing Dymaxion House to his famous geodesic domes. It was compiled for Ivorypress Art + Books by Lord Norman Foster, with whom Fuller worked closely in the last 12 years of his life, and architect Luis Fernández-Galiano, Professor at Universidad Politécnica in Madrid. The works featured, which include photographs, films, drawings, sketches, structures, and models (e.g. the spectacular reconstruction of his futuristic Dymaxion Car #4), represent key moments in Buckminster Fuller’s life and work. His synthesis of architecture, design and art, visionary spatial concepts and technological innovations is absolutely unique.
Image: Attila Csörgő; Untitled (dodecahedron ≠ icosahedron), 1999. Metallrahmen, Holz, Fäden, Seilscheiben, Elektromotor, 180 x 110 x 80 cm; Courtesy Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin / Ljubljana. Foto: György Darabos; © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2011
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Opening: 10 June, 7.30p.m. – admission free
Goebenstrasse 4-10 32052 Herford Germany
Hours: 11 – 18.00 Tue-Sun and bank holidays, 1st Wed/month 11 – 21.00
Admission: Adults 7 Euro, concessions 4,50 Euro, children under the age of 10 free of charge,
pupils & students Tues after 4pm free of charge, Marta members free of charge, families 15 Euro,
groups (10 or more people) 4,50 Euro per person, school parties (from 6th grade) 1,50 Euro per
pupil, free admission for 3 accompanying persons.
On every first Wednesday of the month, entrance to the Marta Herford exhibition is free from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. In the “Art Moments” the “Marta art speakers” give brief introductions and are available to answer questions. Further discussions with artists are also planned.