DIE FREIHEIT DER FORM
ART WORKS FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE LANDRATSAMT ALB-DONAU-KREIS
About 30 years ago, the Landratsamt Alb-Donau-Kreis began to show art exhibitions in the Haus des Landkreises in Ulm and continuously expand an already existing, small in-house collection of artworks. Today, the art collection of the Landratsamt comprises over 190 artists and around 600 works, primarily from southern Germany – including outstanding works by key figures of classical modernism such as Adolf Hölzel, Oskar Schlemmer, Willi Baumeister and Max Ackermann, as well as important protagonists of contemporary art history. The former Landrat Dr. Wolfgang Schürle has been a driving force building up this high-quality collection.
An exhibition in his honor now presents a selection of central positions of the collection and illustrates how a variety of forms of representation and styles developed in southern Germany over the last 100 years, which have become more and more differentiated up to the present.
The freedom of form exemplifies how art – starting with the invention of photography and accelerated by the traumatic experiences of the First and Second World Wars – increasingly broke away from the realistic image and produced representations that use color and form with new freedom.
Opening of the exhibition on Sunday, September 18, 2022, 11 am
Monday to Friday: 8 am to 12:30 pm
Thursday: 8 am to 5:30 pm
Haus des Landkreises