In the 1950s and 60s, concrete was regarded as the epitome of modernism. An individual architectural style based on concrete established itself, so-called brutalism (originating from the French word for exposed concrete: béton brut). Brutalist architecture not only distinguishes itself through an expressive application of concrete but through a distinct social element; brutalist architecture stands for social housing, municipal educational establishments, cultural centers, and universities. Aiming to change society, brutalist architecture virtually gave shape to utopia. Today, many of the buildings built at the time are threatened with demolition; they are considered to have failed their purpose. In light of a modernism stained by dystopia, contemporary art once again carve out its original ideas, its euphoria, but also its failure. Not out of a nostalgic longing but for the sake of remembering that architecture was once more than enclosed space, and concrete was not merely a building material but was historically and ideologically charged.
Artists (amongst others): Tom Burr, Isa Genzken, Liam Gillick, Tobias Zielony
Curators: Vanessa Joan Müller, Nicolaus Schafhausen
- Wed. 26 Oct 2016, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
- Thu. 27 Oct 2016, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
- Fri. 28 Oct 2016, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
- Sat. 29 Oct 2016, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
- Sun. 30 Oct 2016, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
- Mon. 31 Oct 2016, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
- Tue. 01 Nov 2016, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
- Wed. 02 Nov 2016, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
- Thu. 03 Nov 2016, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
- Fri. 04 Nov 2016, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.