[Exhibition] “The Log-O-Rithmic Slide Rule: A Retrospective” Trix & Robert Haussmann at KW Institute

February 10, 2018

The architect and designer duo Trix & Robert Haussmann may be counted among the most important Swiss architects of the twentieth century. They have realized about 650 projects in their lifetime including the legendary Da Capo Bar, Shopville in Zurich’s main railway station, the boutique Weinberg, the famous Kronenhalle Bar and numerous successful experiments in artistic and handcrafted furniture.

 

"The Log-O-Rithmic Slide Rule: A Retrospective", Trix & Robert Haussmann © KW Institute for Contemporary Art

“The Log-O-Rithmic Slide Rule: A Retrospective”, Trix & Robert Haussmann © KW Institute for Contemporary Art

 

Since founding their “Allgemeine Entwurfsanstalt” (General Design Institute) in 1967, Trix & Robert Haussmann have been pioneers in breaking with the premises of modern, canonical orders and concepts, reinterpreting playfully the linguistic dogmas of architecture theories.


 

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“The Log-O-Rithmic Slide Rule: A Retrospective” Trix & Robert Haussmann
February 10 – April 29, 2018
KW Institute for Contemporary Art
Auguststraße 69, 10117 Berlin
Germany

 


Evading the dictum ‚form follows function’, their designs pursue a ‘manierismo critico’ (a critical Mannerism), permitting them to merge the old and the new, to generate dissent and work with ambiguity, contradiction, and chance. The dedicated and thoughtful challenging of aesthetic conventions of Trix & Robert Haussmann was ahead of its time and are providing a very important contribution to the contemporary discourses on art and architecture.

 

"The Log-O-Rithmic Slide Rule: A Retrospective", Trix & Robert Haussmann © KW Institute for Contemporary Art

“The Log-O-Rithmic Slide Rule: A Retrospective”, Trix & Robert Haussmann © KW Institute for Contemporary Art

"The Log-O-Rithmic Slide Rule: A Retrospective", Trix & Robert Haussmann © KW Institute for Contemporary Art

“The Log-O-Rithmic Slide Rule: A Retrospective”, Trix & Robert Haussmann © KW Institute for Contemporary Art

 

Trix & Robert Haussmann will occupy the first and second floor of KW Institute for Contemporary Art. This show will be the first significant survey of their work in Europe and showcases highlights of their personal archive, the main works of the collection at the Museum für Gestaltung in Zurich, works of the estate by Peter Röthlisberger and actual compartments of interior design.

 

"The Log-O-Rithmic Slide Rule: A Retrospective", Trix & Robert Haussmann © KW Institute for Contemporary Art

“The Log-O-Rithmic Slide Rule: A Retrospective”, Trix & Robert Haussmann © KW Institute for Contemporary Art

"The Log-O-Rithmic Slide Rule: A Retrospective", Trix & Robert Haussmann © KW Institute for Contemporary Art

“The Log-O-Rithmic Slide Rule: A Retrospective”, Trix & Robert Haussmann © KW Institute for Contemporary Art

 

With interventions by Petra Blaisse / Inside Outside, Liam Gillick and Karl Holmqvist. The exhibition will travel to Nottingham Contemporary in 2018. Curators: Fredi Fischli, Niels Olsen (gta exhibitions, ETH Zurich) Assistant Curator: Cathrin Mayer. The exhibition is supported by Pro Helvetia and Herald St., London.

 

"The Log-O-Rithmic Slide Rule: A Retrospective", Trix & Robert Haussmann © KW Institute for Contemporary Art

“The Log-O-Rithmic Slide Rule: A Retrospective”, Trix & Robert Haussmann © KW Institute for Contemporary Art

"The Log-O-Rithmic Slide Rule: A Retrospective", Trix & Robert Haussmann © KW Institute for Contemporary Art

“The Log-O-Rithmic Slide Rule: A Retrospective”, Trix & Robert Haussmann © KW Institute for Contemporary Art

"The Log-O-Rithmic Slide Rule: A Retrospective", Trix & Robert Haussmann © KW Institute for Contemporary Art

“The Log-O-Rithmic Slide Rule: A Retrospective”, Trix & Robert Haussmann © KW Institute for Contemporary Art

"The Log-O-Rithmic Slide Rule: A Retrospective", Trix & Robert Haussmann © KW Institute for Contemporary Art

“The Log-O-Rithmic Slide Rule: A Retrospective”, Trix & Robert Haussmann © KW Institute for Contemporary Art

"The Log-O-Rithmic Slide Rule: A Retrospective", Trix & Robert Haussmann © KW Institute for Contemporary Art

“The Log-O-Rithmic Slide Rule: A Retrospective”, Trix & Robert Haussmann © KW Institute for Contemporary Art

"The Log-O-Rithmic Slide Rule: A Retrospective", Trix & Robert Haussmann © KW Institute for Contemporary Art

“The Log-O-Rithmic Slide Rule: A Retrospective”, Trix & Robert Haussmann © KW Institute for Contemporary Art

"The Log-O-Rithmic Slide Rule: A Retrospective", Trix & Robert Haussmann © KW Institute for Contemporary Art

“The Log-O-Rithmic Slide Rule: A Retrospective”, Trix & Robert Haussmann © KW Institute for Contemporary Art

"The Log-O-Rithmic Slide Rule: A Retrospective", Trix & Robert Haussmann © KW Institute for Contemporary Art

“The Log-O-Rithmic Slide Rule: A Retrospective”, Trix & Robert Haussmann © KW Institute for Contemporary Art

"The Log-O-Rithmic Slide Rule: A Retrospective", Trix & Robert Haussmann © KW Institute for Contemporary Art

“The Log-O-Rithmic Slide Rule: A Retrospective”, Trix & Robert Haussmann © KW Institute for Contemporary Art


 

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