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Lore Kramer I couldn't live without ceramics

31 May to 26 August 2018

Portrait Lore Kramer (geb. Koehn), 1959
Ferdinand Kramer, Privatarchiv Kramer

Press preview: Wednesday, 30 May 2018, 11am
Exhibition opening: Wednesday, 30 May 2018, 7pm

The ceramic works of Lore Kramer (b. Lore Koehn in Berlin in 1926) are intended for practical use. Her bowls, vases, plates, lidded pots and cups don’t have their origins in an artist’s studio but are products of the thirty-plus years Kramer spent as a teacher at what is now called the Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach. An impressive oeuvre thus accumulated which, despite its outstanding quality, long went undiscovered. From 31 May to 26 August, the Museum Angewandte Kunst is staging the first major exhibition of this oeuvre. The show will retrace the path that led Lore Kramer to three-dimensional work, turn a spotlight on her drawing talent, and devote itself to her activities as a teacher at the Werkkunstschule Offenbach, the predecessor institution to the Hochschule für Gestaltung.

The exhibition catalogue contains 100 colour illustrations and texts by Lore Kramer, Matthias Wagner K, Annika Sellmann and Markus Frenzl.


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