Lines of Thought. Architecture as Drawing at Marta Herford gallery

Around 80 drawings by architects such as Bruno Taut, Hans Scharoun, right up to Frank Gehry open up a stimulating journey through construction history from the early 20th century to the present. These traces of the “thinking hand” are condensed to form a fascinating web of complex room designs.

Christian Pilz (*1978) Ohne Titel, 2008 © Christian Pilz

Christian Pilz (*1978) Ohne Titel, 2008 © Christian Pilz

 

Free-hand architectural drawing has been with us throughout the 20th century right up to the present. It opens up completely different insights into constructive thinking than any simulation. But young artists are also engaging passionately with this area.

Jakow Tschernichow (1889–1951) Industriegebiet, 1929-1933  © Tchoban Foundation. Museum für Architekturzeichnung

Jakow Tschernichow (1889–1951) Industriegebiet, 1929-1933 © Tchoban Foundation. Museum für Architekturzeichnung

Jakow Tschernichow (1889–1951) Industriegebiet, 1929-1933  © Tchoban Foundation. Museum für Architekturzeichnung

Jakow Tschernichow (1889–1951) Industriegebiet, 1929-1933 © Tchoban Foundation. Museum für Architekturzeichnung

 

Lines mark the boundaries between inside and out. Ideas demand forms which seek and find their respective expression in drawings. Marta Herford will present a selection of such exquisite idea lines, graphic traces and spatial formations from, among others, three acclaimed collections in Berlin.

Around 80 drawings by architects such as Bruno Taut, Hans Scharoun, right up to Frank Gehry open up a stimulating journey through construction history from the early 20th century to the present. These traces of the “thinking hand” are condensed to form a fascinating web of complex room designs. They are complemented by drawings by four contemporary artists who create a dizzying microcosm of different spatial perspectives.

 

Virgilio Marchi. Villa-Marinetti. 1927 © Archiv Marzona

Virgilio Marchi. Villa-Marinetti. 1927 © Archiv Marzona

Atelier Bow-Wow. Guggenheim-lab-new-york. 2011© Atelier Bow-Wow

Atelier Bow-Wow. Guggenheim-lab-new-york. 2011 © Atelier Bow-Wow

 

Architects

Atelier Bow-Wow, Gottfried Böhm, Victor Bourgeois, COOP HIMMELB(L)AU, Hermann Finsterlin, Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Zvi Hecker, Steven Holl, Le Corbusier, Daniel Libeskind, Virgilio Marchi, Oscar Niemeyer, Hans Poelzig, Gio Ponti, Gerrit Rietveld, Aldo Rossi, Sergius Ruegenberg, Alberto Sartoris, Hans Scharoun, Bruno Taut, Max Taut, Lebbeus Wood, Zamp Kelp and more.

 

Artists

Pia Linz, Paul Noble, Christian Pilz, Paul Thuile

 

Vinicio Paladini: Project for a villa at the see, undated © Archiv Marzona

Vinicio Paladini: Project for a villa at the see, undated © Archiv Marzona

Kirill Afanassjew: Kommunehaus, 1931 © Tchoban Foundation. Museum für Architekturzeichnung, Berlin

Kirill Afanassjew: Kommunehaus, 1931 © Tchoban Foundation. Museum für Architekturzeichnung, Berlin

 

 


 

 

Exhibition Info

31 May – 16 August 2015, Marta Herford (Lippold Gallery, 1st floor)

Opening: Sunday, 31 Mai, at 11.30 a.m.

Guided tours

regularly (German):
on following Saturdays/Sundays: 6 and 7 June, 13 and 14 June, at noon and 3 p.m.
Extra tour with the curators (German): Tuesday, 2 June, at 4 p.m.
“Letzte Blicke” (final views) with museum director Roland Nachtigäller: Sunday, 16 August, at 3 p.m.
Tickets: 2,50 Euro plus entrance fee, no application.

 

Max Taut: Lesabendio / Nusetürme, 1921 © Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Max-Taut-Archiv

Max Taut: Lesabendio / Nusetürme, 1921 © Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Max-Taut-Archiv

Paul Noble: Unified Nobson, 2001 © Gagosian Gallery, London

Paul Noble: Unified Nobson, 2001 © Gagosian Gallery, London

 

 


 

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