November 22nd, 2014 – February 22nd, 2015
The late 1960s witnessed an extraordinary sense of awakening and optimism. In the wake of the first space programmes an unshakeable faith took root in progress towards an ever-improving future. Design and architecture became exuberant, colourful, sexy, light-hearted and fluent. Haus-Rucker-Co, as a collective of architects and artists, developed a new concept of architecture for radically altered life-forms. Their interactive “Mind-Expander” and pneumatic architectures caused quite a stir on the international scene.
“Architectural Utopia Reloaded” traces the beginnings of HRC from Vienna to New York between 1967 and 1977 as well as their lasting influence on the contemporary art of today. More
Fig: Haus-Rucker-Co, Environment Transformers Vienna, 1968 Ⓒ Haus-Rucker-Co, Gerald Zugmann
MARTIN ASSIG - GLÜCKHABEN
Works on paper, sculptures
March 6th - May 17th, 2015
Martin Assig’s drawings shine with laconic words and sentences, to which he matches abstract patterns, faces, bodies and clothes in order to let intimate insights, remarks and quotes of the day speak mutely to us.
Possessed of unusual patience and perseverance Assig, born in Schwelm in 1959, now a Berlin resident, creates in his graphic works sheets that unfold a great inner splendour in a small space, targeting directly the very essence of life. The exhibition “Glückhaben” (being fortunate) presents, among other things, over 200 works on paper from his extensive group of work named St. Paul, a series that has been conceived as a tribute to Paul Klee and has kept growing since 2009. More