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Exhibition Banner svgOttmar Hörl – MENSCH ALBERT
May 6, 2018—June 3, 2018


Albert Einstein (1879 Ulm – 1955 Princeton/New Jersey) not only revolutionised physics and our view of the world. His statements regarding culture, politics and pacifism keep inspiring generation after generation all over the world. To honour one of the greatest geniuses of the 20th century, Albert Einstein’s native city, the city Ulm, invited internationally renowned artist Ottmar Hörl to create a serial sculpture project in the public space. From 6 May 2018 until 3 June 2018, his Einstein sculptures can be marvelled at on the Minster Square.

At the same time, Museum Ulm presents an exhibition with current material, paintings, text, sculptures and photo concepts by Ottmar Hörl, examining topics that sparked Albert Einstein scientific curiosity: His fascination with space, asteroids, dark matter or the potential of human imagination. Ottmar Hörl’s artistic intervention in the public space and in museums provide a diversity of intersections with epistemology, art, society and science.

Ottmar Hörl (*1950, lives and works in Frankfurt/Main, Nuremberg and Wertheim), professor at and president of the Academy of Fine Arts Nuremberg, is particularly well known for his radical, forceful concepts and temporary large-scale projects with batch produced sculptures in the public space. He is regarded as one of the most versatile German artists and received numerous awards. His works have found their way into important museums and collections, like the Museum für Moderne Kunst in Frankfurt, the Albertina museum in Vienna or the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

: A joint project by the city of Ulm and Museum Ulm.

The Einstein sculptures (plastic material, 94 x 32 x 22 cm, engraving Ottmar Hörl) in green grey, blue and bronze are available from the Tourist-Information at Stadthaus Ulm. Subscription price until 31 August 2018 is € 300,- apiece. Signed and limited edition of 76 are € 600,- apiece. (regular price € 350,- / € 700,-). You can also order by sending an email to


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