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Where theWORD is

The »word«, the language as basis of the civilization, in the most varied forms of artistic - as a sign, symbol, sound, sign language and much more.

Date :

01.07.2017 until 20.08.2017

Where theWORD is


1 July ‒ 20 August 2017: Exhibition in the ground floor
in the framework of the topic of the year: Sound
opening hours: Tu ‒ Sa 2‒7 pm, Su + holidays 10 am‒7 pm
Ikon barrierefrei The exhibition spaces and the café are accessible to the disabled.

30 June, Friday 7 pm: Exhibition opening
Shuttle bus from Freising Station to the House of Art: 6.30-7 pm; return: 8.50 pm
Greeting: Simon Schindlmayr, District County of Upper Bavaria
Introduction: Àxel Sanjosé, poet

16 July, Sunday 3 pm: KUNST#TAG 051 Science
REFORMATION contemporary ‒ symposium on visual arts and reformation, honouring the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation

8 August, Tuesday 5 pm: meetingpoint+art
Guided tour with Alexandra M. Hoffmann


Participating artists

Claudia Barcheri
Heike Berl
Valentino Betz & Florian Ecker
Alexis Dworsky
Joachim Maria Hoppe
Andreas Stetka


About the exhibition

A complex instrument of communication, language is one of the cornerstones of civilization. Only through the notions embodied in words can the world be made comprehensible. Words and writing always imply pronounciation and sound. And this exhibition represents an important aspect of ‘Sound’, the topic of the year.

The title of the exhibition refers to Luther’s words: „God is everywhere but does not want you to look for him everywhere; look only there where the word is, and you will grasp him.“ At the time of the Reformation, words were the basis of reflexion and revolution and, today they still bear the power to create and bring about change.

In the recollection of text and concept, a connection is established between the renewal of faith at the time of the Reformation, and the creation of the abstract and conceptional art of modernism. The exhibition showcases artworks in various media, with the ‘word’ appearing in a wide variety of forms, such as sign, symbol, anagram or braille.


Opening hours Exhibitions 

Summer (March-Oct)
Tue - Sat 2 - 7 pm
Sun + holidays 10 am - 7 pm
Winter (Nov-Feb)
Tue - Sat 2 - 6 pm
Sun + holidays 10 am - 6 pm

Opening hours Café Botanika

For opening hours, information and events please have a look on the website of the café: cafe-botanika.de


Am Schafhof 1
85354 Freising

The exhibition spaces and the café are accessible to the disabled. The entry to the exhibitions is free.

online &  d i g i t a l :

Schafhof - Europäisches Künstlerhaus Oberbayern
Schafhof . d i g i t a l
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