The most beautiful picture at home
This year’s 40th anniversary of the death of the publisher, art collector and founder Kurt Fried (30 March 1906 to 22 March 1981) is being used by the Museum Ulm as an opportunity to launch a public appeal for a reissue of his exhibition project “Das schönste Bild bei mir zuhaus” (The most beautiful picture at home), which was initiated in 1971.
Fifty years ago, Kurt Fried was able to open an exhibition that was extraordinary for the time and unique in its kind. With “The most beautiful picture at home“, the public was invited to bring personal favorite pieces from their own four walls to the studio f gallery. This opened up to the public a secret view of private wall decorations and the individual artistic tastes of acquaintances and strangers.
Half a century later, at a time when participation and interaction in the exhibition business are increasingly in focus, the Museum Ulm takes up Kurt Fried’s idea via its digital platform nextmuseum.io and transforms it into the present. In the process, questions will also be discussed such as: Why do we surround ourselves with art, images, objects in our living spaces? What do we hang up at home? What is the difference to museums? What do we collect and present on behalf of the public? How does our personal aesthetic taste differ? Is it dependent on time and trends?
You can also find more information about the exhibition project at www.nextmuseum.io.