“MAN transFORMS: The Documents” Hans Hollein in the new space created by Petra Blaisse

The exhibition “MAN transFORMS: The Documents” explores the exhibition “MAN transFORMS” – the opening show of the Cooper-Hewitt, National Museum of Design in New York in 1976 – which was conceived by Hans Hollein and Lisa Taylor.

 

Photograph of the installation SACRED SPACE by Mandala (Nader Ardalan and Carl Schlamminger), opening exhibition of The Cooper-Hewitt Museum, 1976. Image from the press kit of the exhibition MAN transFORMS

Photograph of the installation SACRED SPACE by Mandala (Nader Ardalan and Carl Schlamminger), opening exhibition of The Cooper-Hewitt Museum, 1976. Image from the press kit of the exhibition MAN transFORMS

 

The exhibition was developed by a group of architects over the course of two years and challenged the notion of design and tested the potential of a national museum of design. With the inclusion of such diverse architectural positions as Richard Buckminster Fuller, Arata Isozaki, Richard Meier, Ettore Sottsass and Oswald Mathias Ungers, Hollein created a curatorial framework which allowed a very broad and yet substantial examination of the notion of design to emerge against the background of an environment profoundly shaped by man. (more…)

“On the thresholds of space-making” the work of Kazuo Shinohara at ETH Zurich

Drawings, photographs and original sketches illustrate this prestigious architect’s works, master of Toyo Ito and Kazunari Hasegawa among others from the so-called Shinohara School, in ETH’s latest exhibition.

 

Tanikawa, 1974 Kazuo Shinohara © Kazuo Shinohara

Tanikawa, 1974 Kazuo Shinohara © Kazuo Shinohara

 

ETH Zurich starts its fall season program with an exhibition showing the work of Japanese architect Kazuo Shinohara. The exhibition, named “On the thresholds of space-making: Kazuo Shinohara and his legacy” draws its contents from the Shinohara Kazuo Archive in Tokyo in order to give this architect’s somewhat still unknown works the recognition they deserve. (more…)

John Hejduk’s drawings at ETH Zurich

“The arguments and points of view are within the work, within the drawings; it is hoped that the conflicts of form will lead to clarity which can be useful and perhaps transferable.” ETH Zürich will be showcasing a selection of American architect John Hejduk’s drawings, commemorating the previous three exhibitions held in the past.

 

John Hejduk, sketch for 'Victims', 1986 © Hejduk

John Hejduk, sketch for ‘Victims’, 1986 © Hejduk

 

“The arguments and points of view are within the work, within the drawings; it is hoped that the conflicts of form will lead to clarity which can be useful and perhaps transferable.” — John Hejduk, 1964

In the run-up to the gta’s 50th anniversary in 2017, we are working with Drawing Matter and Alexander Lehnerer’s Chair of Architecture and Urban Design to put together an exhibition on the 20th century American architect John Hejduk. Hejduk’s drawings will be displayed to commemorate the three Hejduk exhibitions held by the gta between 1973 and 1983, including his legendary 1973 exhibition with Aldo Rossi. (more…)