Ottmar Horl


“I have dismissed the idea of creating works for eternity. I am interested in the idea of appearing and disappearing. The work I do as a sculptor dissolves again. It is like a public corporation. People buy shares in it. They acquire a part of the installation and thereby participate in a communicative process. I do not see culture as a hierarchical conception but rather struggle to see that as many people in our society as possible come to terms with art. We live in a world of symbols, emblems, names, meanings, and distance. As a result, the word art is almost automatically associated with museums or galleries, with the self-contained, the locked-in. Ottmar Hörl’s conception of work in public spaces breaks through this barrier. He offers art for everyone.