"we do not want to copy nature. we do not want to reproduce,
we want to produce. we want to produce like a plant that
produces a fruit and not to reproduce. we want to produce
directly and not through interpretation."
(Hans Arp: concrete art, in: arp. On my way. poetry and essays
1912-1947, New York 1948)
Since 1977, the Stiftung Arp e.V. has overseen the greater part of the artistic legacies of the Franco-German sculptor Hans Arp and his first wife, the Swiss artist Sophie Taeuber-Arp. In addition, the foundation manages both artists' copyrights. Its primary purpose is to make the work of Arp and Taeuber-Arp accessible to a wide international audience through the support of academic research, exhibitions and publications.
“Hans Arp and the United States”, the first volume of the new series of scholarly publications of the Stiftung Arp e.V., is published in June 2016. The book edited by...
The archive and collection are accessible by appointment at the Schaulager of the Stiftung Arp e.V., the foundation’s new branch in Berlin. Guided tours are taking place regularly on the...