Exhibition | Gallery KULTURFORMEN: Art by People with Special Needs
April 6, 2016 – April 29, 2016 | 10 am – 12 pm | 2 pm – 4 pm
The KULTURFORMEN are an organization of the Institution Hartheim, a Care Centre for people with mental and multiple disabilities in Upper Austria. It was founded in 2002, at the same time as the restauration and opening of the learn- and memorial site “Castle Hartheim”. The exhibition will show works of seven artists, who continuously work with the atelier of the Institution Hartheim. Artists: Heliodor Doblinger, Alexander Dvorak, Renate Grohe, Josef Mayr, Andrea Obwaller, Christian Pichler, Franz Scharinger
During the German Third Reich approximately 30,000 people with disabilities have been killed at Castle Hartheim. After the war the castle was given back to the Charity Club (today named GSI = Gesellschaft für Soziale Initiativen). Nowadays Castle Hartheim is known as a hub for art connected to people with mental and multiple disabilities. Furthermore, they pursuit the discovery, fostering and reflection of creativity and artistic expression of people with disabilities as part of an integral development. Besides an atelier and a gallery, the works are archived and scientifically analysed. The Gallery KULTURFORMEN exist since November 2015 in the centre of Linz, Upper Austria.
Josef Ramaseder, curator, artist and associate of the institute, represents the Gallery KULTURFORMEN at the opening. He delivered opening remarks on Kulturformen Hartheim, the artists and Art Brut in general.
Guests will be able to enjoy a complimentory glass of wine while viewing the exhibition.
When: Wednesday, April 6, 2016 – Friday, April 29, 2016 | 10 am – 12 pm; 2 pm - 4 pm
Opening Event: Tuesday, April 5, 2016 | 7:30 pm
Where: Austrian Cultural Forum, 3524 International Court, NW, Washington, DC, 20008
Tickets: No tickets or registration required for visiting the exhibition.
For more infomation please visit: http://www.gsi-hartheim.at/index.php?id=149