Universe Richard Buckminster Fuller reflected in contemporary art

We are all Astronauts

Universe Richard Buckminster Fuller reflected in contemporary art

11 June – 18 September 2011

The exhibition illuminates the contemporary interest in the spectacular ideas and visions of Richard Buckminster Fuller with fascinating projects and installations by 22 international artists.

The great visionary Richard Buckminster Fuller saw openness, a willingness to experiment and intuition equally as fundamental principles of his work. His fusion of precise thinking and spontaneous, creative insight, his holistic view of the universe, have fascinated many artists – particularly again at the dawn of the 21st century.

The exhibition at Marta Herford highlights this interest in the ideas and visions of the early 1960s with works by more than 20 international artists. They embrace Fuller’s geometric discoveries, further develop his social utopias, critically question his innovations and adopt his humour and playful approach.

In Cooperation with Markus Richter, european art projects.


Attila Csörgö, Björn Dahlem, José Dávila, Simon Dybbroe Møller, Michel François, Franka Hörnschemeyer, Lucas Lenglet, David Maljkovic, Hermann Maier Neustadt, N55, Olafur Eliasson, Riccardo Previdi, Tobias Putrih, Pedro Reyes, Silke Riechert, Tomás Saraceno, Albrecht Schäfer, Kai Schiemenz, Kerstin Stoll, Ai Weiwei, Tilman Wendland, Beat Zoderer

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COR Sitzmöbel
Poggenpohl Möbelwerke
Sparkasse Herford
Wemhöner Surface Technologies
Westfa-Werbung Modersohn

Texts: Joachim Krausse, Dana Miller, Roland Nachtigäller, Markus Richter
Format: 27 x 21 cm
248 pages
148 colour and 46 b/w ill.
Languages: German | English
Editor: Marta Herford gGmbH
Publisher: Kerber Verlag, Bielefeld
Museum’s edition out of print

Exhibition poster

Video: Exhibition trailer (German)