Sonntag, 3. Februar 2008

Kunsthalle Würth - Schwäbisch Hall

What a great Sunday! Bright ("severe") sunshine, blue sky and the carnival-free historic town of Schwäbisch Hall.
The town is located in the valley of the river Kocher in the north-eastern part of Baden-Württemberg. It used to be a rich town because of the salt that was destilled by the Celts as early as the 5th century BC. Even today it's still a rich town, but it's not longer the salt. It's mainly the influence of the WÜRTH Group and the housing credit company "Bausparkasse Schwäbisch Hall AG" nowadays.

Especially WÜRTH is pumping a lot of money to preserve the historic structure and to promote art projects. Prof. Reinhold Würth opened his own private museum of art, known as KUNSTHALLE WÜRTH in 2001. The building is a perfect symbiosis between modern architecture and integration into the historic environment of Schwäbisch Hall.

Currently there's an impressive exhibition of the Austrian sculptor, painter and artist Alfred Hrdlicka (yes, NO typing error!) until end of June 2008. The entrance is free, but unfortunately it's not allowed to take photos. So the only sculptur I shot a photo of was the large, "walkable" concrete body lying on the piazza / court in front of the museum.

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