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Otto Almstadt | Kontakte

» Location: Theodor-Lessing-Platz

Otto Almstadt | Kontakte © HMTG

Otto Almstadt | Kontakte

The Hildesheim »Kontakt-Kunst« (Contact Art) artists group, to which Otto Almstadt (b. 1940 in Einbeck) belonged, organised an annual multi-week action in Hannover between 1971 and 1974 in which they invited passers-by to participate in the production of public sculpture. And this process of interaction and communication was also at the heart of the »Street Art Programme«, in conjunction with
which the present piece was created. The work’s haptic quality invites the visitors to experience it in a sensual, intuitive manner. Its abstract corporality makes it possible to sense the artist’s decades of studying nature and anatomy, confronting the clear geometry of Günter Kämpfe’s adjacent enamel panel with a lively structure. Further work in Hannover: »Einschnürung« [Constriction] at the entrance to the Hannover Adventure Zoo. » Location: Theodor-Lessing-Platz

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