You only submit to the present,
but not to the future.

Ernst Barlach 1908

Present and future need remembrance. The life and work of Ernst Barlach offer a multilayered level of reflection. The Ernst Barlach Gesellschaft Hamburg is taking the 150th anniversary of the artist's birth as an opportunity to re-examine the political, cultural, work and life-historical events of this period in terms of their significance for us today. The starting point for this project is the Ernst Barlach Museum Ratzeburg, home of the artist in his youth and a museum since 1956. An interactive and multimedia exhibition concept invites visitors to rethink Barlach and his art in terms of sustainable values, social and ecological perspectives, options for securing peace and shaping processes of social transformation. An experience for young and old: Here history comes alive and art becomes a dialogue.