On the occasion of the 100th birthday of Erwin Heerich (1922-2004), the Stiftung Insel Hombroich is exhibiting drawings, sculptures, models, built and unbuilt works from its extensive collection. The exhibition conveys the theme of walk-in sculptures in its breadth for the first time and offers insights into the thinking and work of Heerich, who never saw himself as an architect but always as a sculptor. Heerich's linking of art and architecture is evident in clearly contoured, plastically conceived spaces and pavilions that were developed from a consistent sculptural approach and that are both autonomous object and sheltering building on the outside and inside.
The exhibition is accompanied by the publication Hundert Jahre Erwin Heerich. Die begehbare Skulptur. In a handy format, it offers an overview of all the walk-in sculptures in Hombroich and presents them in short texts. Photographs by Tomas Riehle and Iwan Baan complement the volume.