The motives for storage are manifold: from downsizing in response to worsening housing crisis to stowing away private high-value assets secure and tax-free. The storage of information in the form of bytes – be it the warehousing of our knowledge or the marketing of our digital identities – and with it, the notion of dematerialisation increasingly shapes the general understanding of what storage is.
“Architecture of Storage”
March 24–May 18, 2018
Deutsches Architektur Zentrum DAZ
Wilhelmine-Gemberg-Weg 6, Berlin
The exhibition brings together artists, architects, researchers, and businesses to take a look at both shelving and shelved. With contributions by Atelier d’Architecture 3bm3 (Geneva), Petra Beck (Berlin), Alice Creischer (Berlin), Liam Gillick & Hollwich Kushner (New York City), Aaron Flint Jamison (Portland), Martti Kalliala (Berlin), John Kelsey (New York City), Kaspar Müller (Zurich/Berlin), MyPlace (Munich), Gili Tal (London) und Studio Christian Wassmann (New York City).
The exhibition is curated by Elisa R. Linn and Lennart Wolff, processing by Noah Barker. “Architecture of Storage” is supported by the Leinemann-Stiftung für Bildung und Kunst and Pro Helvetia Swiss Arts Council. At the opening on March 23, 2018, Thomas Welter, General Secretary BDA, spoke along with the curators Elisa R. Linn and Lennart Wolff and DAZ Artistic Director Matthias Böttger.