“Frederick Kiesler: Architect, Artist, Visionary” at Martin-Gropius-Bau Berlin

Martin-Gropius-Bau is devoting an exhibition to the universal artist Frederick Kiesler, whose complex oeuvre is presented in all its facets for the first time in Germany. Central projects, important artistic friendships and collective works illustrate his importance in 20th-century architecture and art history and map out his environment.

 

 Frederick Kiesler, Film Guild Cinema, Screen-o-Scope, New York 1929 Photo: Ruth Bernhard, reproduced with permission of the Ruth Bernhard Archive, Princeton University Art Museum © Trustees of Princeton University

Frederick Kiesler, Film Guild Cinema, Screen-o-Scope, New York 1929. Photo: Ruth Bernhard, reproduced with permission of the Ruth Bernhard, Archive, Princeton University Art Museum © Trustees of Princeton University

 

Frederick Kiesler, born 1890 in Czernowitz (Chernivtsi), died 1965 in New York, was an Austro-American architect, stage designer, designer, artist and theoretician. His artistic approach blurring boundaries between individual artistic genres, his concept of an endlessly flowing space and his holistic theory of design Correalism belong to the greatest visions of the 20th century and enjoy undiminished topicality. Over and above this, Kiesler was a central figure in the network of New York’s aesthetic community, and his circle of friends reads like a Who-is-Who of the avant-garde. (more…)

“Transmaterial” opening exhibition by Andrés Jaque at Frederick Kiesler Foundation

The Prize-winner of the 10th Austrian Frederick Kiesler Prize for Architecture and the Arts 2016, Andrés Jaque, presents an exhibition featuring videos of the most important theoretical works carried out by the Office for Political Innovation in the recent years, including “Sales Oddity”, awarded with the Silver Lion at Venice two years ago.

 

Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation: Superpowers of Ten ©  Jorge López Conde

Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation: Superpowers of Ten © Jorge López Conde

 

On the occasion of the awarding of the 10th Austrian Frederick Kiesler Prize for Architecture and the Arts, the Frederick Kiesler Foundation presents in its exhibition space an installation with selected video works by Andrés Jaque and his Office for Political Innovation; inlcuding: ‘IKEA Disobedients’ (the first architectural performance to be included in the MoMA’s collection), ‘Sales Oddity’ (winner of the Silver Lion as the Best Research Project at the 14th La Biennale di Venezia) and their new work ‘Pornified Homes’, currently on view for the first time at the Oslo Architecture Triennale. (more…)