Past Exhibitions

2017
Inspiration Roericht Cabinet of Curiosities

An exhibition of HfG-Archiv / Ulmer Museum

Studio HfG, 1 February 2017 – 5 March 2017

2016
GARDENA – Design. System. Brand.
Passion for the garden

An exhibition of HfG-Archiv / Ulmer Museum in cooperation with GARDENA GmbH

Studio HfG, 21 May – 3 October 2016

2015

Werner Wirsing: Architect of Post-War Modernism

January to March, Studio HfG at the HfG Archive Ulm

2014

Otl Aicher: Sense of Order and Dolce Vita. Photographs of the 1950s

April to November, Studio HfG at the HfG Archive Ulm

2014

International Touring Exhibition
ulm models - models after ulm

Tour version, organized by the German Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations, ifa

March to May, Dongdaemun Design Plaza DDP, Seoul, South Korea
Cooperation with the Goethe Institute Seoul

July to September, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
Cooperation with the Goethe Institute Melbourne

2013

Basic Design. From Ulm to the USA and back again

September to February 2014, Ulmer Museum

2013

International Touring Exhibition
ulm models - models after ulm

Tour version, organized by the German Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations, ifa

May to July, Krajská galerie vytvraného uméní ve Zlíné / Regional Gallery of Fine Arts, Zlín, Czech Republic
Cooperation with the Gothe Institute Prague

October to November, Yuchengo Museum Manila, Philippines
Cooperation with the Goethe-Institute Manila

2013
Vasistas? What's that - The open archive

January to April, HfG-Archive Ulm

2012

Otl Aicher - The Rainbow Games. The Design of the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich.

May to October, HfG-Archiv Ulm
November to February 2013, Municipal Gallery Isny

2012

International Touring Exhibition
ulm models - models after ulm

Tour version, organized by the German Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations, ifa

February, Asociación de Diseñadores de la Comunidad de Valencia, Spain
Cooperation with Deutsche Botschaft Madrid

October to November, Narodni muzej Crne Gore, Cetinje/ Montenegro
Cooperation with Goethe Institut Belgrad

2011

We, the First Generation. Sisi von Schweinitz Photographs the HfG Ulm

November to March 2012

2011

International Touring Exhibition
ulm models - models after ulm

Tour version, organized by the German Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations, ifa
Cooperation with Deutsche Botschaft Madrid

May to Juli, Museo Nacional de Artes Decorativas, Madrid

August to September, Galeria Sargadelos Cervo, Spanien

September to October, Galeria Sargadelos Santiago de Compostela, Spanien

2010
2010… infinitely more - For Otl Aicher's Birthday

May to August, Ulmer Museum

2010

Exhibition - Otl Aicher. William of Ockham. A Panorama of Pictures.
February - April, Ulmer Museum

2010

International Touring Exhibition
ulm models - models after ulm

Tour version, organized by the German Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations, ifa

Stages in:

January to February, Design Gallery, National Institute of Design Paldi, Ahmedabad

March, Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath Galerie, Bangalore
Program of events in cooperation with the Goethe-Institute/Max Mueller Bhavan (GI/MMB) Bangalore

September to October, Rabindranath Tagore Center Kolkata (ICCR), Kolkata

2009
Otl Aicher: Isny im Allgäu

A Town in Black and White at the Städtische Galerie im Turm (Espantor) in Isny.

2009
International Touring Exhibition
ulm models - models after ulm

Tour version, organized by the German Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations, ifa

Stages in:

May to June, Centro de Investigaciones de Diseño Industrial CIDI. Facultad de Arquitectura UNAM,  Mexico City

Program of events in cooperation with the Goethe Institute

2008
max bill – a hundred years – exhibition: «good form»

This exhibition was a joint project by the HfG Ulm Foundation and the Ulm Museum/HfG Archive 

2008
International Touring Exhibition
ulm models - models after ulm

Tour version, organized by the German Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations, ifa

Stages in:

April, Córdoba, Museo Provincial de Bellas Artes Emilio A. Caraffa
August to October, Bogotá, Sala de Exposiciones, Biblioteca Luis Angel Arango

Program of events in cooperation with the Goethe Institute

2008
Otl Aicher: Isny im Allgäu
A Town in Black and White

May to August in the Ulm Museum

2007
International Touring Exhibition
ulm models - models after ulm

The touring version of the 2003 exhibition in English and Spanish is handed over to the Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations (ifa), Stuttgart.
With accompanying publication in Spanish.

Tour dates:

February-March in the Casa Andrade Muricy, Curitiba, Brazil
May-July in the Museu de Communicação, Hipólito José da Costa, Porto Alegre, Brazil
November-February 2008 in the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Accompanying program in cooperation with the respective Goethe Institute.

2007
Exhibition - Otl Aicher. William of Ockham. A Panorama of Pictures.

March-September in Stadtmuseum Fürstenfeldbrück

2006
Otl Aicher. Wilhelm von Ockham. A Panorama of Pictures.

The exhibition was first shown in 1986 in the Bayerische Rückversicherung in Munich. This historical exhibition also included design sketches from the estate of Otl Aicher.
Neues Kloster Bad Schussenried, April 10 through August 31, 2006

2006
Ulm - Tracing the Story of the Scholl Family.

Two series of prints: Wolfgang Flatz »Show Me A Hero and I Will Show You a Tragedy ...«, 1993, and Otl Aicher, Hans Neudecker (Rotis) »Hans und Sophie Scholl. A Documentation on the 40th Anniversary of the White Rose«, 1983 Ulm Museum, July 22 through August 30, 2006

2005
ulmer modelle - modelle nach ulm

(ulm models – models after ulm)
Exhibition to mark the fiftieth year of the foundation of the Ulm School of Design, at the Museum of Decorative Arts, Berlin.

2004
spiel gut

(good toy)
Exhibition to mark the 50th anniversary of the «spiel gut» working group in Ulm Museum. The first «spiel gut» exhibition, which took place in 1954 in Ulm Museum, was arranged by Otl Aicher and the Visual Communication Department. The HfG Archive curated this commemorative exhibition in cooperation with the working group.

2004
birth of the cool

The Bauhaus inheritance: The Ulm Design School and Danish product design
Danish Museum of Art and Design, Copenhagen.
Exhibits from the «ulm models – models after ulm» exhibition, and 80 additional works from the HfG Archive compare Danish design with the development and effects of functional design, starting with the Bauhaus.

2004
ulmer modelle - modelle nach ulm

(ulm models – models after ulm)
Exhibition to mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Ulm School of Design, held in the Museum für Konkrete Kunst, Ingolstadt.

2003
ulmer modelle - modelle nach ulm

(ulm models – models after ulm)
Exhibition to mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Ulm School of Design, held in Stadthaus Ulm.
Opening event on September 14, 2003.
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2002
Politische Kultur

Plakate von Otl Aicher zur Erinnerung an seinen 80. Geburtstag
(Political Culture. Posters by Otl Aicher. A Celebration of his 80th Birthday)
An exhibition in the Fruchtkasten Gallery, Lautern, in cooperation with the Otl Aicher Archive and the HfG Archive Ulm.
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2002
Otl Aicher, Graphik-Design

Botschaften aus Bildern und Zeichen
(Messages with Pictures and Signs)
An exhibition of the Bodenseekreis Gallery, Meersburg, in cooperation with the Otl Aicher Archive and the HfG Archive Ulm.

2001
Geraldo de Barros. Fotoformas

An exhibition of the Ludwig Museum Cologne, presented by the HfG Archive Ulm in the Ulm Museum. The exhibition was also shown in Lausanne and Sao Paolo.
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1999/2000
Friedrich Vordemberge-Gildewart

Zum 100. Geburtstag
(On his 100th anniversary)
An exhibition of Ulm Museum and the HfG Archive in Ulm Museum.
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1999
Lernen durch Erfahrung

(Learning by Experience)
Josef Albers at the Ulm School of Design – Foundation Course 1953–54 and 1955
An exhibition of the HfG Archive Ulm, held in Ulm Museum.

1998
Tomás Gonda. A life in Design

A retrospective, curated by the Anderson Gallery, School of the Arts, Richmond, held in Ulm Museum.
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1997/1998
die augen sind hungrig, aber oft schon vor dem sehen satt

(the eyes are hungry, but often become full before they see)
Otl Aicher on his 75th birthday
An exhibition of the HfG Archive Ulm, held in the Stadthaus Ulm, Daniel-Pöppelmann-Haus Herford, and Bayerische Versicherungskammer, Munich.
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1995/1996
fangen wir an, hier in Ulm

(let’s start, here in Ulm)
The Ulm School of Design – The Early Years.
An exhibition of the HfG Archive Ulm in Ulm Museum.
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1994
Walter Peterhans. Photographs 1927–38 and ringl+pit. Grete Stern and Ellen Auerbach.

The HfG Archive Ulm incorporated these two exhibitions from the Photographic Collection of the Museum Folkwang Essen. The touring exhibitions also went to the Bauhaus Archive Berlin, Fotografie Forum Frankfurt, Kunstverein Karlsruhe, and Bauhaus Dessau.
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1993
bauhäusler in ulm

(bauhaus people in Ulm)
The Foundation Course at the Ulm School of Design 1953–55.
An exhibition of the HfG Archive Ulm.
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1992/1993
das bauhaus. gestern – heute – morgen

(the bauhaus. yesterday, today and tomorrow)
As part of this series of events the HfG Archive presented a small exhibition «The HfG Ulm – Objects» with objects relating to the HfG in the refectory of the former HfG building.

1992
Kartoffelchips im Wellflächenquadrat

(Potato Chips in Corrugated Square)
Walter Zeischegg, sculptor, designer, lecturer at the HfG Ulm
The exhibition was shown at the HfG Archive Ulm, the Kunstverein Ulm, and the Design Center Stuttgart.
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1992
1958 – The HfG Exhibition

A selection of texts, part of the HfG Archive, from the original HfG exhibition to mark the fifth anniversary of the school.

1991
Anton Stankowski – Posters and Early Graphic Works

Historical exhibition from 1963
An exhibition at the HfG Archive Ulm, complementing the exhibition in Ulm Museum «Anton Stankowski.gewollt – geworden.»
(Anton Stankowski. intentional – realized)

1991
Objekt + Objektiv = Objektivität ?

(Object + Objective = Objectivity)
Photography at the HfG Ulm 1953–68
The exhibition later transferred to the Bauhaus Archive in Berlin and the German Werkbund in Frankfurt.
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1990
design ist gar nicht lehrbar...

(Design just can’t be taught)
Hans Gugelot and his students. Developments and students’ work 1954–65.
An exhibition of the HfG Archive Ulm.
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1989
A History of the HfG in Posters

An exhibition of the HfG Archive Ulm.

1989
ulm... Die Moral der Gegenstände

(ulm...The Morality of Objects)
A touring exhibition (Berlin, Paris, Genoa, Japan), curated by Herbert Lindinger with the support of Olivetti, shown in Ulm Museum and in Kunstverein Ulm.
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1989
HfG Students’ Work between 1953 and 1968

An exhibition to mark the opening of the HfG Archive Ulm in the Pionierkaserne with an overview of its contents.