Original by Simon Resch, edited by Anne-Katrin Ahrens (2021)
  • Exhibition

The Most Beautiful Picture at My Home 2021

  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Print
Image: Original by Simon Resch, edited by Anne-Katrin Ahrens (2021)

50 years ago, on 6 June 1971, the art collector and publisher Kurt Fried (1906-1981) was able to open an exhibition in Ulm that was extraordinary for its time and unique in its kind. “The most beautiful picture at my house” invited the people of Ulm to bring personal favourite pieces from their own four walls to the studio f gallery. This opened up to the public a secret glimpse of private wall decorations and the individual artistic tastes of acquaintances and strangers.

Half a century later, in a time when participation and interaction are no longer foreign words in the exhibition business, the Museum Ulm takes up Kurt Fried’s idea and transforms it into the present. With this open call, we invite the worldwide public to show us art treasures and art works that occupy a special place in their private living space, are charged with special meaning and tell a story.

With this open call we would like to discuss with you. Why do we surround ourselves with art, pictures and objects in our living spaces? What do we hang at home? What is the difference to museums? What do we collect and present on behalf of the public? How does our personal aesthetic taste differ? Is it dependent on time and trends?

After the open call and the final selection from the proposals, we invite all participants to bring the selected favourite works on loan to the Museum Ulm. (Loans are provided free of charge, insurance is provided by the Museum Ulm.)

The exhibition “The Most Beautiful Picture at My Home 2021” which we develop from this selection will open on 23 July 2021 an be on display until 24 October 2021. We look forward to your submissions and stories about your favourite artwork!

You can only participate with one favourite artwork and please describe why this is your favourite. Please do not forget to indicate the location of the artwork in the text and use only copyright-free images.

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Curator

Stefanie Dathe

Institution

Museum Ulm
Stefanie Dathe

50 years ago, on 6 June 1971, the art collector and publisher Kurt Fried (1906-1981) was able to open an exhibition in Ulm that was extraordinary for its time and unique in its kind. “The most beautiful picture at my house” invited the people of Ulm to bring personal favourite pieces from their own four walls to the studio f gallery. This opened up to the public a secret glimpse of private wall decorations and the individual artistic tastes of acquaintances and strangers.

Half a century later, in a time when participation and interaction are no longer foreign words in the exhibition business, the Museum Ulm takes up Kurt Fried’s idea and transforms it into the present. With this open call, we invite the worldwide public to show us art treasures and art works that occupy a special place in their private living space, are charged with special meaning and tell a story.

With this open call we would like to discuss with you. Why do we surround ourselves with art, pictures and objects in our living spaces? What do we hang at home? What is the difference to museums? What do we collect and present on behalf of the public? How does our personal aesthetic taste differ? Is it dependent on time and trends?

After the open call and the final selection from the proposals, we invite all participants to bring the selected favourite works on loan to the Museum Ulm. (Loans are provided free of charge, insurance is provided by the Museum Ulm.)

The exhibition “The Most Beautiful Picture at My Home 2021” which we develop from this selection will open on 23 July 2021 an be on display until 24 October 2021. We look forward to your submissions and stories about your favourite artwork!

You can only participate with one favourite artwork and please describe why this is your favourite. Please do not forget to indicate the location of the artwork in the text and use only copyright-free images.

Submissions

Station
  • Painting

Station

Thomas Christians

Dialogräume
  • Mixed Media

Dialogräume

Gabriela Nasfeter

Nüsser Hafe
  • Mixed Media

Nüsser Hafe

Johanna Henebry

Unbekannt
  • Painting

Unbekannt

Julia Barczyk

Verde VII, 2021, Öl auf Leinwand, 150 x 100 cm
  • Painting

Verde VII, 2021, Öl auf Leinwand, 150 x 100 cm

Gabriele Einstein

Ohne Titel (Zyklus Wachstum I)
  • Painting

Ohne Titel (Zyklus Wachstum I)

Dr. Klaus Lehmann

2011120101 von Florian Lechner
  • Digitale Kunst
  • Print

2011120101 von Florian Lechner

Volker Jescheck

Müll Mondrian 3
  • Mixed Media

Müll Mondrian 3

Julia Hanisch und Dietmar Rudolf

o.T.
  • Mixed Media

o.T.

Charlotte Smuda-Jescheck

no words
  • Painting

no words

Andrada Cretu

Arouille, Hastingues, Baigts, Pimbo, Tupelo
  • Painting

Arouille, Hastingues, Baigts, Pimbo, Tupelo

Friederike und Lothar Klatt

come on show what you love now
  • Painting

come on show what you love now

Luminita Ciuflea

Hyper
  • Foto
  • Painting
  • Print

Hyper

Andi Wahle

Java Olive Tree von Georges Wenger
  • Print

Java Olive Tree von Georges Wenger

Marc-Gregor Weidt

Kommt an den Tisch unter Pflaumenbäumen
  • Painting
  • Skulptur

Kommt an den Tisch unter Pflaumenbäumen

Petra Stark und Gunnar Laufer-Stark

Narzissen
  • Painting

Narzissen

Dr. Detlev Hummel

Red Poppy (papavero)
  • Print

Red Poppy (papavero)

Irene Reimann

Die Perversität der Menschheit
  • Painting

Die Perversität der Menschheit

Johanna-Sophia Egger

Graphite auf Papier
  • Zeichnung

Graphite auf Papier

Patrick Befurt

White donkey sleeping
  • Installation
  • Painting

White donkey sleeping

Andrea Marcellier

Ohne Titel, Adelbert Schloz-Dürr
  • Painting

Ohne Titel, Adelbert Schloz-Dürr

Sieglinde Hegelau-Lipp

Albhäuser
  • Painting

Albhäuser

Viola Maier

Dunkle Gassen in Marrakesch
  • Foto

Dunkle Gassen in Marrakesch

Sven Thamm

O. T.
  • Painting

O. T.

Eleonore Schindlmayr

Maligne Sea, Rocky Mountains Canada
  • Painting

Maligne Sea, Rocky Mountains Canada

Ursula Fricke

Nena am Strand (‘Nena a la platja’) von 1989 von Robert Llimós
  • Mixed Media

Nena am Strand (‘Nena a la platja’) von 1989 von Robert Llimós

Prof.Dipl.-Des. Helmut M. Schmitt-Siegel

„Die Linse“
  • Painting

„Die Linse“

Christine Kapfer

Sleepers 2
  • Painting

Sleepers 2

Guido Adler

Zuwendung von Ludwig Arnold
  • Painting

Zuwendung von Ludwig Arnold

H. P.

(Mona-) LISA von Anton Blank
  • Painting

(Mona-) LISA von Anton Blank

Dr. Julius Rohm

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