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Günter Tollmann | Winkelelemente 1981

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» Location: Breite Straße/ Aegidientorplatz

Günter Tollmann | Winkelelemente 1981

Günter Tollmann (b. 1926 in Gelsenkirchen – d. 1990) occupied himself for decades with fixed and mobile objects that could be set in motion by the wind or by people. His piece »Winkelelemente 1981« was purchased by the former Kreissparkasse and donated to the city of Hannover. It develops a strong formal reference at its location: the disparate elements make up a flexible three-dimensional
frame that enables ever new spaces to emerge while moving – in a certain position it alludes for example to a block that enters into a relationship with the municipal KUBUS gallery on the other side of the Breite Straße. As a frame, the piece in turn underscores an axis from there across Aegidientorplatz and beyond. Until the 18th century, the Aegidientor was an important town gate through which the city of Hannover could be entered from the south – the »Angle Elements 1981« can hence also be seen as a metaphor for the breaking open of historical borders, for unavoidable change and for
the significance of flexible structures. Further work in Hannover: »Plastik M II« [Sculpture M II] on Vahrenwalder Straße (near the water tower). » Location: Breite Straße/ Aegidientorplatz

Last updated: 12 Feb 2020