2012, Sat, Sep 01 — 2012, Sun, Sep 30

Exhibition

In close proximity to the government district, where the latest decisions on the future of Europe are being made, is the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, formerly the Congress Hall: an architectural icon and relic of post-war modernity. The building and its history provide the starting point for "Between Walls and Windows. Architektur und Ideologie".

Only in September sections of the architectural monument, understood as an ideologically determined sculpture, will be returned to their original condition. The architecture thus revealed opens itself up to interventions from international artists and architects, who, in ten new site-specific works, explore architecture in an expanded field and all its potentiality. The result is the recontextualization of the local history of the Congress Hall at a contemporary, global level.

For the duration of the exhibition the architectural landmark can be experienced as a large-scale sculpture, free of charge and with access from all points. An extensive accompanying program explores the dimensions of architecture as an instrument in the history of architecture, philosophy and politics.

With:
Amateur Architecture Studio (Wang Shu & Lu Wenyu) Hangzhou – „Tile Theatre“ more...
Arno Brandlhuber Berlin – „This is Me, This is My Country“ more...
Ângela Ferreira Lissabon – „Collapsing Structures: Talking Buildings“ more...
Terence Gower New York/France – „Baghdad Case Study“ more...
Initiative Weltkulturerbe Doppeltes Berlin (Arno Brandlhuber, Tobias Hönig, Christian Posthofen, ...) Berlin more...
Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle Chicago – „You Can Say Anything You Want For As Long as You Want“ more...
Studio Miessen Berlin – „19 hours at the kiosk“ more...
Marko Sančanin (Platforma 9,81) Zagreb – „Pieces in the Crypt“ more...
Eran Schaerf Tel Aviv/Berlin – „fm-scenario – where palms stand – mask – delay“ more...
Supersudaca – „You Rate it! Neither poor, nor standard!“ more...

Curated by Valerie Smith

An audioguide is giving insight into the project and tells in ten chapters the stories behind the artistic works.