BERLIN, GERMANY.-The Martin-Gropius-Bau Berlin will present Bernhard Heiliger 1915-1995: A Sculptors Cosmos from November 5th 2005 to January 15th 2006. This retrospective, made possible with support from the German Lottery Foundation, will take place in the ground floor and atrium of Martin-Gropius-Bau upon the 90th anniversary of Bernhard Heiligers birth. The conclusive catalog raisonné of his work, the result of almost ten years of research by the Bernhard Heiliger Foundation, will also be published at this time. Thematically, the exhibition will emphasize the 1950s and 1960s, and is to reconstruct Heiligers outstanding artistic role in post-war Germany.
The exhibitions centrepiece will be the hanging of Kosmos 70 in the atrium of Martin-Gropius-Bau. This large, two-part hanging sculpture (9 x 18 x 4 m) hung in the foyer of the Berlin Reichstag from 1970 until 1994, and was removed during the buildings recent renovation by Sir Norman Foster.