Between 1986 and 2000, around 20 large sculptures for public spaces in Stuttgart, Sindelfingen, Berlin and Ulm were acquired. This ensemble is complemented by commissioned works – wall paintings, construction-related sculptures and wall reliefs – for public interiors of the company. Recent changes in use have led to the decision to add further important sculptures by Frank Stella and Nigel Hall in front of building 120 in Untertürkheim – the location of the Executive Board since October 2018 – to the existing large sculptures by Max Bill, Tony Cragg and Heinz Mack in the surroundings of the Untertürkheim plant and the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart. Another important step in this context is the repositioning of the sculpture “Tag und Nacht [Day and Night], 1983, by the sculptor Bernhard Heiliger: acquired for the Daimler Art Collection in 1986 as a memorial in memory of the forced laborers during the Second World War, this impressive work will be open to the public by end of October 2018 for the first time on a specially constructed site opposite the Mercedes-Benz Museum. The exhibition with photographic documentations and explanatory texts on all important sculptures and commissioned works at the historical Mercedes-Benz headquarters founded in 1904 would like to draw attention to this uniquely high-quality ensemble.
The exhibition is accompanied by guided tours for employees and children to the works of art. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The exhibition will be on display at Daimler Conference Center Stuttgart, Untertürkheim from February 2019 through March 2020.
A Collaboration of Daimler Art Collection with Corporate Business Service Management