Light, Space, Movement

Laserraum 1970, Ausstellung Vertigo, mumok Wien 2019

Adolf Luther

* 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.


Archive (German Only)

Paris – Krefeld. Volume II

À chaque Artiste sa Couleur. Beuys-Klein-Zangs-Luther

Auteurs : Magdalena Broska, Susannah Cremer-Bermbach, Klaus Honnef
Ouvrage relié, format 23 x 29,7 cm,
200 pages, textes en allemand et français, 54 illustrations en couleur et en noir et blanc.

Prix de vente : 30,00 €

Éditeur : Fondation Adolf Luther, Krefeld at Pagina Verlag GmbH Goch
ISBN 978-3-9803321-2-5

Commander à :
Pagina Verlag GmbH
Postfach 100 154
D-47561 Goch

Viktoriastr. 112
D-47799 Krefeld

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Museum of Old and New Art | Hobart | Tasmanien | 09.06.2018-22.04.2019

First ZERO exhibition in Austra­lia with Heinz Mack, Otto Piene, Lucio Fontana, Yves Klein, Henk Peeters, Nanda Vigo, Adolf Luther, Enrico Castel­lani, Jesús Rafael Soto, Gianni Colombo, Grazia Varisco, Chris­tian Megert.

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.


  • Kunstmuseen Krefeld
  • Bundesverband Deutscher Stiftungen
  • Sculpture Network
  • Krefelder Kulturrat

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.


Viktoriastraße 112
47799 Krefeld




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