An Act of Freedom – 100 Years Wilhelm Loth
Sculpture garden at the Spanish Tower in Park Rosenhöhe
The Darmstadt sculptor Wilhelm Loth, who died in 1993, would have turned 100 on September 24, 2020. The artist, best known for his characteristic female torsos, is still present in the cultural life of his hometown today, for example as the initiator of the Darmstadt Art Prize, which he himself received in 1955. The award, which has been named after him since 1995, is given regularly by the City of Darmstadt to renowned national and international artists. The BS Kulturstiftung has supported the award ceremony since it was founded and Wilhelm Loth has a special bond with it. In order to underline this bond, the foundation is commemorating the artist with a retrospective on the occasion of the opening of its new sculpture garden at the Spanish Tower on Darmstadt's Rosenhöhe.
The 20 or so sculptures from all of Wilhelm Loth's creative phases come mainly from the estate that is administered by his nephew Alexander Heil (Karlsruhe). As the artist's first open-air exhibition, the exhibition promises an exciting dialogue between the designed human form and the surrounding landscape on the edge of the Rosenhöhe natural monument.
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Park Rosenhöhe, Skulpturengarten am Spanischen Turm