“Back Home: the architecture of Raimund Abraham” retrospective

October 3, 2016

Architekturzentrum Wien takes the Austrian architect’s works back to Lienz in a retrospective exhibition featuring original drawings, plans and photographs of Abraham’s work, as well as a video documentary by Jonas Mekas.

 

Raimund Abraham, Draft for the Facade, Hypo Lienz 02.jpg, 2.3 MB © Architekturzentrum Wien, Sammlung, Foto: Christoph Freyer

Raimund Abraham, Draft for the Facade, Hypo Lienz © Architekturzentrum Wien, Sammlung, Foto: Christoph Freyer

 

Architekturzentrum Wien in Vienna presents an exhibition on Austrian architect Raimund Abraham, which will be displayed at Schloss Bruck museum in Lienz, the architect’s hometown.  The exhibition named “Back Home” is the result of a comprehensive work of research and collaboration with artists in order to give Abraham’s work a new meaning and perspective. The architect’s drawings will be displayed alongside the works of Markus Oberndorfer, photographer, and Jonas Mekas, filmmaker.


 

Practical Information

Architekt Raimund Abraham: “Back Home”
16 July 2016 – 26 October 2016
Schloss Bruck. Museum der Stadt Lienz
Schlossberg 1
9900 Lienz, Autria

 


The architecture of Raimund Abraham (1933 – 2010) has always been dominated by the elemental and archaic, and reduced to a few basic shapes. BACK HOME shows new buildings planned and completed by the architect for his homeland Tyrol, as well as designs for his famous ideal homes and buildings that are world famous today, such as the Austrian Cultural Forum in New York City. The theme of the step as an archetypal element in Abraham’s architecture runs through the exhibition, while the circle closes between the model-like designs from the 1970s to the posthumously completed House for Musicians, the so called Abraham House.

 

Raimund Abraham, House with Curtains 04.jpg, 5.4 MB © Architekturzentrum Wien, Sammlung

Raimund Abraham, House with Curtains © Architekturzentrum Wien, Sammlung

Raimund Abraham, 10 Houses Model 01.jpg, 4.5 MB © Architekturzentrum Wien, Sammlung

Raimund Abraham, 10 Houses Model © Architekturzentrum Wien, Sammlung

 

Markus Oberndorfer‘s photographic intervention on the work of Raimund Abraham provides an additional narrative thread through the exhibition, and spans the scope of artistry from the multiple projects that never went beyond paper by the architect from Lienz, into the here and now of the present.

 

Raimund Abraham, House without Rooms, Core 08.jpg, 1.4 MB © Architekturzentrum Wien, Sammlung, Foto: Christoph Freyer

Raimund Abraham, House without Rooms, Core © Architekturzentrum Wien, Sammlung, Foto: Christoph Freyer

 

The exhibition also features the Austrian premiere of the six-hour documentary “Scenes from the Life of Raimund Abraham“, by avant-garde New York filmmaker Jonas Mekas.

 

Raimund Abraham, Stargazer, Tower 1 05.jpg, 21 MB © Architekturzentrum Wien, Sammlung

Raimund Abraham, Stargazer, Tower 1 © Architekturzentrum Wien, Sammlung

 

Raimund Abraham, House with Path 07.jpg, 15 MB © Architekturzentrum Wien, Sammlung

Raimund Abraham, House with Path © Architekturzentrum Wien, Sammlung

 

The exhibition on display at Schloss Bruck Museum der Stadt Lienz is a cooperation with the Architekturzentrum Wien (curated by Christoph Freyer/architecture and Anna Stuhlpfarrer/photography).

 

Raimund Abraham 03.jpg, 10.9 MB © Architekturzentrum Wien, Sammlung, Foto: Brigitte Groihofer

Raimund Abraham © Architekturzentrum Wien, Sammlung, Foto: Brigitte Groihofer


 

News source: Architekturzentrum Wien
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