Hugo Häring


Date: 11.11.2023


Date: 14.04.2024

The exhibition on the architect Hugo Häring (1880-1958) explores the contemporary significance of this great functionalist of the first half of the 20th century. In the 1920s, Hugo Häring brought his concept of »organic architecture« from Berlin to the international table, thereby securing his place in the history of Modernism. His avant-gardist position is still relevant and especially applicable in the face of the current crises. He never lost sight of the builder’s serving function within the overall social context, however, without degrading the architect to the role of a mere enabler. Häring came from Biberach and returned to his hometown for the last fifteen years of his life.

The exhibition on Hugo Häring’s work and influence came about in cooperation with the Hugo-Häring-Gesellschaft (Hugo Häring Society) and the Hochschule Biberach (Biberach University of Applied Sciences). Besides presenting Häring’s architecture and its connections to future approaches in building, the exhibition will also shine a light on his work in Biberach.

Opening: 10.11.2023, 7.30 pm

Figure: Hugo Häring, »Self-Portrait«, around 1920, oil on cardboard, Museum Biberach