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The Brutalist Ideal, 2017
Replis, 2016
Forces contraires, 2015
Cartographies intimes, 2015
Rien d'autre que... , 2015
La légende des... , 2014
Ruptures , 2014
Dans ma cellule... , 2014
Art protects , 2013
DNSAP (Ruptures), 2013
hasard d'ensembles, 2013
21 x 29,7, 2012
Palindromes, 2011
Comme elle vient, 2011
Open Studio, 2011
DNAP, 2011


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The Brutalist Ideal < >

2017 Three Positions, Six Directions : The Brutalist Ideal, exposition collective avec Atelier van Lieshout, Mathieu Bonardet, Navid Nuur, Pieter Vermeersch, Franz Erhard Walther, Christoph Weber sur une proposition de r/e projects, du 21.01 au 12.02 à la König Galerie (Berlin)

The Brutalist Ideal, 2017,
vue d'ensemble

König Galerie © Roman März

The Brutalist Ideal, 2017,
vue d'ensemble (premier plan : Atelier van Lieshout)

König Galerie © Roman März

The Brutalist Ideal, 2017,
vue d'ensemble (Alicja Kwade, Pieter Vermeersch, Christoph Weber, Navid Nuur)

König Galerie © Roman März

The Brutalist Ideal, 2017,
vue d'ensemble (Franz Erhard Walther, Pieter Vermeersch, Mathieu Bonardet)

König Galerie © Roman März

The Brutalist Ideal, 2017,
vue d'ensemble (Atelier van Lieshout, Mathieu Bonardet, Franz Erhard Walther)

König Galerie © Roman März

The Brutalist Ideal, 2017,
vue d'ensemble (Atelier van Lieshout, Franz Erhard Walther, Mathieu Bonardet)

König Galerie © Roman März

The Brutalist Ideal, 2017,
vue d'ensemble (premier plan : Alicja Kwade, Pieter Vermeersch)

König Galerie © Roman März

 

ST. AGNES : Three Positions, Six Directions

As the title suggests, the very location of the exhibition is at the core of its theme: ST. AGNES both contains it and inspires it. A show in three parts presents both impressions from and reactions to the architecture, the history, and its current repurposing, as expressed through a changing group of works by artists ranging from historical to contemporary and emerging. A single work remains throughout the run of the three “chapters” over three months, Franz Erhard Walther’s Drei Standstellen. Sechs Richtungen (1977), serving as the constant pulse of the exhibition as the space of the gallery is reconfigured for each changing show.

Chapter I: The Brutalist Ideal

ST. AGNES is a prime example of Brutalist architecture. More than style or fashion, it was a mentality and even a philosophy that inspired the simplicity, physical and ethical gravity, and economy that the building embodies. It is with these same reductive ideas that the artworks presented here were born. With the dedication to a single material (i.e. Christoph Weber) or the focus on the simple-yet-complex relationship between the body, space and matter (i.e. Mathieu Bonardet) we sense a distillation to the essence in these works. And this efficiency is reflected as well in the ideas that come from Atelier van Lieshout’s Slave City series, extending these principles to a societal perspective.

Brutalism also embraced the power of the neutral space, envisioning an architectural ideal where buildings are efficient containers wherein human use activates and fulfils its potential. The sculptural interactive works of Franz Erhard Walther exemplify these ideas most forcefully and effectively, both as static elements and as activated performances. And towards its goal to neutralize space, the absence of decoration played an important role in the execution of these structures, and it becomes an interesting discourse as we determine whether the purpose of texture or pattern is necessity or decorative, and how we play a role in defining that (i.e. Navid Nuur, Pieter Vermeersch).

This show was created in collaboration with r/e projects.

 

König Galerie, Alexandrinenstr. 118-121 10969 Berlin // www.koeniggalerie.com