Kai Schiemenz, Four-Colour Block (Detail), 2015, Glas, Betonsockel, 124 x 74 x 65 cm

Glass and Concrete
Manifestations of the Impossible
29.02. – 07.06.2020

A publication is being prepared


Soon more on the blog (German)

Fragile delicacy or cool grandeur? Iridescent brilliance or brittle surface? Despite their apparent differences, glass and concrete are connected by a long history.


Like almost no other material they are associated with great architectural visions: from brightly illuminated church buildings to military fortifications, right up to functional domestic appliances. The artists in the exhibition react not only to the changed life in the metropolises of the world. Like in an alchemist’s laboratory, they explore the path of the material between flowing and setting, testing the limits of the possible to pose new questions about crumbling social concepts. Constructions of glass and concrete are staged elegantly and brutally while at the same time energetically shattering the apparent beauty of a hollowed-out metaphor.

In cooperation with Anne Schloen, Cologne



Matti Braun, Andreas Bunte, Daniel Buren, Louisa Clement, Thomas Florschuetz, Daniela Friebel, Vincent Ganivet, Isa Genzken, Lena von Goedeke, Stefan Huber, Isa Melsheimer, Túlio Pinto, Kilian Rüthemann, Kai Schiemenz, Tatjana Trouvé, Martin Walde and others


Thank you

Marta partners

Many thanks to the Marta Herford Corporate Partners und Corporate Premium Partners as well as the Marta Fund for New Art for their ongoing support of our program.