The Kunstmuseum Stuttgart at the HFM Summer Festival!
From June 17 to November 5, 2023, the Kunstmuseum Stuttgart presents the exhibition "Wolfgang Laib. The Beginning of Something Else". Wolfgang Laib creates his subtle works in an exchange with the natural environment and in tune with the seasons. Whether it be gathering pollen for his famous minimalistic, luminous yellow floor works or the lengthy production of his sculptures made of beeswax—respect for nature is the artist’s driving force. Since the late 1970s, Laib’s thinking and art have posed questions about our being and actions as part of fragile living habitats and in this respect could not be more topical.
Wolfgang Laib was born in Metzingen in 1950 and has lived near Biberach in Baden-Württemberg for over 30 years. The film by Maria Tappeiner, realized in the context of the exhibition, accompanies the artist for the first time at his work in Upper Swabia and at his second home in South India. It provides insight into the life, thinking and creative work of the internationally renowned artist. After the premiere, the film will be shown in the exhibition at the Kunstmuseum.
Opening and welcome address: Ulrike Groos
Look forward to a film premiere that will give you first-hand insight into the work and sentiments of a great contemporary artist.
Please note that photographs and film recordings might be taken during the event for public relations purposes.