Throughout the year, exhibitions at the Schafhof present international and local positions in contemporary art. The spectrum includes all forms of visual arts, such as painting, video art, sculpture, photography, drawing, conceptual art, and installation. Group exhibitions with international and German artists, solo exhibitions with renowned artists and presentations of works by younger or regionally based artists take place in alternation. Applications are welcome.
Annual themes serve as common threads throughout the exhibition program, and facilitate an engagement with the exhibited works through a range of perspectives. A thematic emphasis also fosters a better understanding of art and a more enjoyable viewing experience. Certain themes emphasize formal aspects (for example, Color in 2013, Structure in 2015, and Sound in 2017), while others focus on specific concepts (for example Illusion in 2014, Identity in 2016, and Art and Science in 2019).
The Schafhof features a gallery on the ground floor and a large exhibition hall on the first floor, with a total exhibition space encompassing almost 450 square meters. The barrel vault ceiling and its unusual shape offer an atmosphere unique to the region and beyond.
30 September ‒ 3 December 2023: Exhibition
Summer season, March – October:
Tuesday ‒ Saturday, 2 ‒ 7 pm; Sunday and holidays, 10 am ‒ 7 pm
Winter season, November – February:
Tuesday ‒ Saturday, 2 ‒ 6 pm; Sunday and holidays, 10 am ‒ 6 pm
Barbara Herold und Florian Huth (DE)
Ilkka Halso (FIN)
Tamás Waliczky (Hongkong/HU)
Jeremy Wood (GB)
Erich Berger (FIN/AT)
The group exhibition on the annual theme Nature ↔ Data explores the era of the Anthropocene through artistic means.
The term describes a new geochronological age in which humans have become one of the most important influencers of biological, geological, and atmospheric processes on Earth1 .The Artificial Genesis exhibition takes on the complexity of the subject with unusual and creative artistic perspectivesthat push the boundaries of the expected. It is a reminder of the importance of understanding and preserving nature, of ecology and sustainability, and at the same time a tribute to the imagination and beauty of human creativity.
The exhibition features new and traditional techniques from lithography to photography to computer-generated animation. Represented is a broad spectrum of works from landscape to flora and fauna to humans, from digital maps to GPS-generated drawings to graphics and animations generated from data.
(1) Sven Titz: Ausrufung des Anthropozäns: Ein gut gemeinter Mahnruf. In: Neue Zürcher Zeitung vom 4.11.2016