On July 2nd, 2021 – the day of her 85th birthday – the large show Lore Bert – Ways 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.