Erich Hauser : Regional - International04.10.2015 – 03.04.2016, in the 2-Raum
This coming December, the sculptor Erich Hauser (b. 1930 in Rietheim-Weilheim, d. 2004 in Rottweil) would have celebrated his 85th birthday. Working closely with the Kunststiftung Erich Hauser (Erich Hauser Art Foundation), Museum Art.Plus is devoting an exhibition to the artist. Loyal to his roots in Baden-Wurttemberg, the three-times documenta participant championed contemporary art in the region. In the grounds of a former saltworks in his home town of Rottweil he realised his vision of art and life in the shape of a sculpture park that fuses art, landscape and architecture.
The exhibition in Donaueschingen presents metal sculptures and drawings from the late 1950s to the early 1980s. The artist's early metal pieces still bear visible traces of his working process, but by the mid 1960s he had begun to develop his signature style of perfectly smooth stainless steel surfaces that reflect the light in complex ways. These technoid surfaces define his elegant, large-scale columnar or tubular sculptures, his rhythmically structured wall and floor reliefs and his multiply fanfolded and faceted steel sculptures that can be installed indoors and outside.
The following publication is available on request for this exhibition:
Erich Hauser: Regional - International
Sculptures and Drawings of the 1950s - 1980s
Museum Art.Plus, Donaueschingen / modo Verlag Freiburg, 2015 (Language: German / English)