artists & participants
ARTISTS COMMISSIONING CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE
OPENING: FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2015, 7 PM
ARCHITECTURE TALK: SATURDAY, APRIL 25, 2015, 3 PM Talk and guided tour with augustinundfrankarchitekten, Brinkworth, Bundschuh Architekten, Etienne Descloux, June14 Meyer-Grohbrügge & Chermayeff, Sauerbruch Hutton together with the curators of the exhibition
WITH PROJECTS BY: augustinundfrankarchitekten, Andreas Fuhrimann Gabrielle Hächler Architekten, Brinkworth, Bundschuh Architekten, Etienne Descloux, Estudio Aire, June14 Meyer-Grohbrügge & Chermayeff, MoDus Architects and Sauerbruch Hutton
COMMISSIONED BY: Michael Beutler, Monica Bonvicini, Dinos Chapman, Katharina Grosse, Werner Huthmacher, Hubert Kostner, Baugruppe Kurfürstenstraße, Marcela Mónaco, Olaf Nicolai, Henrik Olesen, Ugo Rondinone, Karin Sander, Shirana Shahbazi, Ketuta Alexi-Meskhishvili & Andro Wekua und Amelie von Wulffen
Architecture lives by dialogue. In architecture, differently from the fine arts, engaging with the personal requirements and aspirations of your client is an indispensable condition for successful cooperation. Even if the future owners are, as a rule, laypersons, they have a decisive voice in design concepts connected with form, material and colour.
In the light of this considerable influence, the international architecture exhibition at the Bielefelder Kunstverein is being devoted to a particular topic: artists commissioning contemporary architecture. It uses a selection of building projects from Argentina, Germany, Great Britain, Italy and Switzerland as examples to illuminate the current interactions between architecture and art today. At the centre stand the meaning of artistic motivation and its effect on the building project. The presented works go into evidence pertaining to buildings organised in an essentially functional manner and also to experimental ones. They investigate the extent to which the collaboration between artists and architects leads to a shift in the architectural relations of design, construction and function, and which architectural qualities can come about through such particular collaboration.
Curators: Thomas Thiel and Andreas Wannenmacher
To mark the exhibition, a 32-page brochure will be published (German/English).
You will find an extended press release and images in the press section of our website: www.bielefelder-kunstverein.de.
IN COOPERATION WITH:
Bund Deutscher Architekten BDA
Goldbeck Stiftung, Hörmann KG, Kortemeier Brokmann Landschaftsarchitekten GmbH, QUAKERNACK Straßen- & Tiefbau GmbH & Co. KG, Schüco International KG, VAUTH-SAGEL Holding GmbH & Co. KG
BVA Bielefelder Verlag, Dr. Wolff Arzneimittel, Hörmann KG, JAB Josef Anstoetz KG, Loewe Logistics & Care, Sparkasse Bielefeld, TICK internationale Möbel GmbH, Union Knopf, Architekten Wannenmacher + Möller GmbH
HDNET GmbH & Co. KG