Adolf Luther

TypeMale
Associated person(s) Heinz Mack
Otto Piene
URLsArtist's page Adolf-Luther-Fondation
Documentation Adolf Luther -- Galerie Holtmann at Art Cologne 2013
Wikipedia


Awards
Honour1990Ehren­bürger der Stadt KrefeldStadt KrefeldKrefeld, Germany
Honour1989Verdienst­orden des Landes Nord­rhein-West­falenLand Nordreihn-WestfalenGermany
Award1982Thorn-Prikker-Kunst­preisKrefeld, Germany


Exhibitions
Retrospective2014ZEROGuggen­heim MuseumNew York, USA
Group exhibition2013DynamoGrand PalaisParis, France
Retrospective2012100 Jahre Adolf Luther – Chambre de la LumièrePrivatsammlungenKrefeld, Germany
Project1979Mond­pro­jektPulver­turm Olden­burgOldenburg, GermanyMond­pro­jekt – Festival 2000. Dieser Entwurf (von 1976) sieht vor, inter­stel­lares, kosmi­sches Licht in der Nacht zur Jahr­tau­send­wende von einem Satel­liten aufzu­fangen und auf die Nacht­seite des Mondes zu proji­zieren.
Solo exhibition1969Luther 1958 – 69Städ­ti­sches Museum Schloss Mors­broichLeverkusen, Germany
Group exhibition1964ZEROInsti­tute of Contem­porary ArtPhil­adel­phia, USA
Solo exhibition1960Krefelder Kaiser-Wilhelm-Museum/ Londoner Drian GalleryKrefeld, Germany/ London, EnglandFirst solo exhibition / material paintings


Artworks in Collections
Städel­garten Frank­furt am MainFrankfurt am Main, GermanyWand­linsen, 1986/​2013
Bundes­kanz­leramt, BonnBonnSphä­ri­sches Objekt


Publications
Group exhibition catalogue2015KönigZERO9783863356965; 3863356969Köln Pörschmann, Dirk; Schavemaker, MagrietDie inter­na­tio­nale Kunst­be­we­gung der 50er und 60er Jahre, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, 21.März – 8. Juni 2015 ZERO Foundation ; Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam ; Martin-Gropius-Bau:Berlin ; ZERO:Künstlervereinigung
Monograph2014Pagina Verlag GmbHAdolf Luther, Eine unge­wöhn­liche Künst­ler­kar­riere | A Remar­kable Career as an ArtistMagdalena Broska9783944146232Goch, Krefeld Silberne Reihe/ Adolf-Luther-Stiftung
Group exhibition catalogue2014Guggenheim Museum Publications,U.S.ZERO: Count­down to Tomorrow, 1950s–60sValerie L. Hillings , Daniel Birnbaum, Margriet Schavemaker9780892075140New York Solomon Guggen­heim Museumorga­nized by Valerie Hillings with Edouard Derom
Monograph2007Adolf Luther – The Fasci­na­tion of LightAthens Museum Hera­kleidonText by Magdalena Broska
Group exhibition catalogue2006Hatje CantzZero – Inter­na­tio­nale Künstler-Avant­garde der 50er/​60er Jahre3775717471Düsseldorg museum kunst palast
Group exhibition catalogue2006Hatje CantzLicht­kunst aus Kunst­licht9783775717748Kalrsruhe Peter Weibel, Gregor Jansen, ZKM | Museum für neue Kunst Karls­ruhe
Group exhibition catalogue2002DuMont-Lite­ratur, Kunst-VerlagKunst aus Deutsch­land seit 1945Karin Thomas3832171797Cologne 
Monograph2000Adolf Luther, Flaschen­zer­schlagen, 1961392653091X 9783926530912Krefeld Magdalena Broska, Julian HeynenKaiser Wilhelm Museum, Krefeld
Group exhibition catalogue1998Wienand VerlagLicht und Raum: elektrisches Licht in der Kunst des 20. JahrhundertsMichael Schwarz387909604X 9783879096046Köln with texts by Carsten Ahrens, Gerhard Auer, Dietmar Elger, Wolf­gang Schi­vel­busch, Norbert M. Schmitz, Michael Schwarz und Hannah Weiter­meier
Monograph1993Krefeld : Adolf-Luther-StiftungAdolf Luther und seine Samm­lung. Eine Kunst außer­halb des Bildes…Magdalena Broska; Beate Ermacora; A S Wünkhaus3980332101 9783980332101Ostfildern 
Monograph1987Bremen : KunsthalleAdolf Luther, Licht + Materie, Retro­spek­tive aus Anlaß des 75. Geburts­tagesOCLC-Nummer:74835039Bremen Kunst­halle Bremenwith texts by Hugo Borger, Magdalena Broska, Bern­hard Decker, Max Imdahl, Dieter Honisch, John Matheson und Sieg­fried Salz­mann
Monograph1977Krefeld : Kaiser Wilhelm MuseumAdolf Luther, Licht+Materie-Arbeiten von 1958 bis heuteOCLC-Nummer: 902047006Krefeld Gerhard Storck, Museum Haus LangeDie Bilder im Raum, Adolf Luthers Unter­su­chungen für ein neues Wirk­lich­keits­bild


Research & teaching
professorship1979 - 1990Land Nord­rhein-West­falenGermany


1989
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Research and teaching

Krefeld, Germany
Adolf-Luther-Fondation

1989
- 1990
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Died

Krefeld, Germany

- 1990
- 1982
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Awards

Krefeld, Germany
Thorn-Prikker-Kunst­preis

- 1982
- 1989
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Awards

, Germany
Order of Merit of North Rhine-Westphalia

- 1989
- 1979
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Research and teaching

, Germany
Awarded the title of professor by the state of North Rhine-Westphalia

- 1979
- 1967
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Places of work / studios

Düsseldorf, Germany
Task of the judge's profession in favor of the art

- 1967
- 1943
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Research and teaching

Bonn, Germany
Ph.D. jur.

- 1943
- 1912
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Born

Krefeld-Uerdingen, Germany

- 1912

"The great theme of his art was making light visible as a reality in this world, so that is can be experienced in a truly physical way. For Adolf Luther light was a tremendous reality; the basis for his work was his conviction of an imma­te­ri­al, invisible reality to light, which he viewed as polar to the mate­rial world.

His Light Sluices (1962),  Optogons and Concave Mirror Objects (beginning 1964), Spherical Concave Mirror Objects (beginning 1969), his instal­la­tions Focussing Room and Laser Room (1970), the Moon Project (1976) , and the large archi­tectural Integrations from the 1970s onward, all map out the individual phases in Adolf Luther’s Light Art.

The exhibition Luther at the Düssel­dorfer Kunst­halle in 1974 demonstrated for the first time that his works were preceded by developments in painting over a period lasting almost two decades.

Luther, who was self-taught in the field of art, experimented with the key systems of representation in twentieth century art, with the aim of arriving at new forms of pictures over and beyond the traditional panel painting."

https://www.adolf-luther-stiftung.com/werke/ vom 29.8.2018

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Focussing Space photo Focussing Space 1968 Adolf Luther 
Spherical Concave Mirror Object photo Spherical Concave Mirror Object 1975 Adolf Luther