On the occasion of the exhibition with works by Belgium artist group LAb[au], Kunstmuseum Heidenheim is showing concrete and abstract works from its own collection in its small exhibition hall. The term “Concrete Art”, coined by Theo von Doesburg in 1924, refers to works that are mostly based on mathematical-geometric principles. The focus lays on pure forms, such as squares, circles and lines, with which colour and form effects are explored. The aim is to enable the public to experience the work sensually without any prior knowledge.
The exhibition does not define the concept of the concrete narrowly, but allows insights into extensions, commentaries and regional varieties of non-representational art.
Thus, alongside famous names wihtin the field of geometric art, such as Günter Fruhtrunk, Victor Vasarely or Anton Stankowski, there are also artists from the region whose works are based on formal aspects. These include Horst Pommerenke, Friedrich Kleinheinz or Birte Horn.
With works by:
Walter Dexel, Michael Dirk, Günter Fruhtrunk, Herbert Geiger, Joachim Grommek, Birte Horn, Johannes Itten, Friedrich Kleinheinz, Horst Pommerenke, Anton Stankowski, Richard Schur, Victor Vasarely, Beat Zoderer