Lore Bert Ways of Worldmaking

8 July 2021
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On July 2nd, 2021 – the day of her 85th birthday – the large show Lore BertWays of Worldmaking was opened in the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz. The title is the artist's homage to the American philosopher Nelson Goodman, whose intellectual oeuvre accompanied her on her travels around the world and being an inspiration for her.

The exhibition is under the patronage of the Prime Minister of Rhineland-Palatinate, Malu Dreyer. The opening ceremony was also be accompanied by an honor from the mayor of the state capital Mainz, Michael Ebling. The laudation for the jubilee was given by the writer and former town clerk Hanns-Josef Ortheil.

The focus of the exhibition is Lore Bert's installation Platonic Solids. It consists of two mirrored sculptures in the form of regular polyhedra. The five platonic solids represent the five elements – a topic that Lore Bert has been dealing with since 1988. The complete environment was shown for the first time as an accompanying event to the 2013 55th Venice Art Biennale in the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana inside Correr museum at St. Mark’s Place. Almost ten years later, Lore Bert would like to present a new version of this work at another important place for book culture: the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz. For this occasion the artist has chosen the octahedron (represents the element air) and the dodecahedron (universe).

In addition, six large-format relief-objects adorn the exhibition room of the Gutenberg Museum. Shown are the works Golden Squares, Kant: Of Transcendental Appearance, Seven Stars in Yellow, Fan (each 180 x 180 cm) as well as the smaller works Colored Circle with Gold Crown (165 x 165 cm), Gold (Chinese) (91 x 64 cm ) and 12 small-format works with Chinese characters.

You want find out more about the work of Lore Bert? Then you should check out her online presence on our gallery website! New videos from the series are released regularly on our YouTube channel.


Lore Bert - Golden Squares
Lore Bert
Golden Squares ‧ 2013
relief-object with Japanese paper and gold leaf, 180 x 180 cm, WVZ 13112
Lore Bert - Kant:
Of Transcendental Appearance
Lore Bert
Kant: Of Transcendental Appearance ‧ 2004
Transparent mit Japanpapier, 180 x 180 cm, WVZ 04040
Lore Bert - Gold (chinesisch)
Lore Bert
Gold (chinesisch) ‧ 2021
Transparent mit Japanpapier, Tusche und Blattgold, 91 x 64 cm, WVZ 21016



Papierbilder III
Lore Bert
Papierbilder III


24,– €
Art & Knowledge in the 5 Platonic Solids
Lore Bert
Art & Knowledge in the 5 Platonic Solids


68,– €
Spaziergang durch ein Leben
Lore Bert
Spaziergang durch ein Leben


78,– €

Publications about Lore Bert

Dr.  Dorothea  van der Koelen