Adolf Luther (1912 – 1990, Krefeld, Germany) was a German artist known for his installations that used mirrors, glass, lenses, and lasers to capture light and movement. Associated with Kinetic art as well as ZERO, Luther sought to make a new reality visible, lying beyond the boundaries of perception. His work has been included in seminal exhibitions including ZERO: Coundown to Tomorrow, 1950s – 60s at Guggenheim New York (2014).
* 25 April 1912 in Uerdingen; † 20 September 1990 in Krefeld
Adolf Luther was a leading representative of the post-war avant-garde in the field o conceptual Light Art and participated in the major exhibitions in on Kinetic Art, Zero, Op Art, as well as in exhibitions on architecture and space. His works can be found in numerous museums and public collections.
Adolf Luther and His Collection
An art far beyond the image…
Apart from Adolf Luther’s œuvre, the Foundation keeps a collection of works from among others the Düsseldorf Zero artists and the Nouveaux Réalistes. A further focus is directed to Geometrical Abstraction from the 1920s and 1930s.
The Foundation's Mission
The aims and task of the foundation consist in promoting and supporting research into the intellectual foundations of Concrete Art since the early 1950s, the portrayal and further development of the city of Krefeld as a major focus in Concrete Art, and the upkeep of the founder’s artistic oeuvre and his collection.
Adolf Luther Foundation
was set up in 1989 by the Krefeld light and object artist Adolf Luther (1912- 1990) and in 1990 accredited by the State of North Rhine-Westfalia as a non-profit organisation founded under private law.