Current Exhibition

Stay upright, 2021. Photo: Marion Benoit © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Stay upright, 2021. Photo: Marion Benoit © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

Claudia Mann

Lothar Fischer Award 2023

June 23 – October 20, 2024

Introduction: Marco Hompes, Director Kunstmuseum Heidenheim

In 2023, the artist Claudia Mann, who was born in Wuppertal in 1982 and now lives and works in Düsseldorf, received the prestigious sponsorship award, which is linked to an exhibition the following year.

‘Floor is sculpture’. Based on this assumption, Claudia Mann creates a multifaceted and sensitive oeuvre of moulds and transformations that are carefully prepared and reworked. Her sculptural work revolves around the connection between the human body and the physical ground and the sentient self. In her works, Claudia Mann always assumes that the ground already harbours sculptural potential. The non-measurable parameters are the key to her understanding of her work. In this context, for example, she creates casts of depressions in the earth, which are then presented upright and corporeal in space, thus enabling a shift in perspective. The sculptor models clay and earth under the same conditions and presents us with a possible affiliation that makes the seemingly self-evident visible.

 

Lothar Fischer, Schwarzkünstler, 1963. Foto: Andreas Pauly
Lothar Fischer, Schwarzkünstler, 1963. Foto: Andreas Pauly

Collect!

20 Years Museum Lothar Fischer

23. June 2024 - 16. February 2025

Introduction: Dr. Pia Dornacher, Director

Photos of the Fischer couple's living quarters in Munich and Berlin are used to spatially explore their private and diverse collection. The lively presentation not only focuses on private collecting and public donations, but also shows how the Fischer's actions, in cooperation with the committed town of Neumarkt i.d.OPf., could lead to a museum project.