April 28 to June 26, 2016
J.MAYER.H - STRUKTURALIEN
ARCHITECTURE AS URBAN SCULPTURE
J.MAYER.H’s works seamlessly navigate between the analogue and the digital. The resulting architecture seems neither to be created by a mere algorithm nor does it appear to be the exclusive output of an author. Rather, his buildings are a contemporary reflection on the relations between body, space, technology and communication.
Repeatedly, this revolves around the questions as to how architecture can operate in surroundings flooded by streams of information and how it can render visible, and render legible to the user, the permanent transformation of the digital present precisely on account of its own immobility.
Career, background and highlights of J.MAYER.H’s building activities are extensively presented in Berlin for the first time. More
Fig.: METROPOL PARASOL, redevelopment of Plaza de la Encarnación in Sevilla, Spain, 2004-2011, photo by David Franck
July 8 to August 28, 2016
Ingo Mittelstaedt and the Peter Raue collection
The Berlin photo artist Ingo Mittelstaedt (b. 1978) works with the extensive and hitherto inaccessible collection of the Berlin lawyer and art expert Peter Raue. Starting with David Hockney’s series Blue Guitar (1975) Mittelstaedt addresses the topics of seeing, collecting and reutilising or recycling of objects and ideas. In doing so Mittelstaedt treats the collection of artworks as his raw materials to which he correlates a selection of his own works from the period between 2007 and 2016.
Like ‘Chinese whispers’ these topics are reinterpreted and handed down from one generation to another and one artist to another. Mittelstaedt visualize this network of references with works by Marcel Broothaers, Hanne Darboven, David Hockney, Rebecca Horn, Eva Kot’átková and Robert Longo, among others.
Fig.: Ingo Mittelstaedt, How do we know what isn’t so? at abc - art berlin contemporary, 2014, detail, photo by Bernd Borchardt
Due to a closed event our exhibition and sculpture park are only open from 11 am to 3 pm on Saturday, May 28.
Due to another closed event the exhibition is only accessible on the upper floor from June 1, 11 am to June 3, 3 pm.
During this time we offer reduced admission of 5 € incl. the exhibition brochure.
Café Manstein is open during normal business hours.
Thank you for your understanding.
Fri. June 10, 2016, 7.30 pm
There are three seats left for our artist dinner with Jürgen Mayer H.
Catering by Michael Hoffmann
Admission € 65 plus 25 € for beverages
Please register until June 1 via: