September 5th – November 9th, 2014
Michael Sailstorfer (b. 1979) divests things of their original purpose, disassembling, deforming, adapting them to reframe and recompose them. The results are powerful installations that render visible, most of all, the transformational potential of our immediate everyday surroundings.
Fig: Michael Sailstorfer, Auguste, 2004, photo: Michael Sailstorfer
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.
Fig: Laurids, Zamp and Pinter with environment transformers (Flybead, Viewatomizer and Drizzler), 1968