Bas Princen. Image and Architecture

Bas Princen. Image and Architecture

24.02.2018 – 05.08.2018

Gallery

In his widely acclaimed photographs, Dutch artist Bas Princen portrays architecture and urban landscapes. His current works examine the unique features and details of architecture from across the centuries and the role that images have always played in it. His experiments with photography and architecture intermingle the characteristics of these media and blur the boundaries between them. Thus the large-scale close-ups in the exhibition »Image and Architecture« represent architecture while themselves becoming architectural objects. The motifs vary from Renaissance tapestries and nineteenth-century steel constructions to buildings by Le Corbusier. A special technique of printing and framing lends these pictures a spatial and material presence that extends far beyond the traditional understanding of photographic images.

Bas Princen. Image and Architecture

Hans J. Wegner: Designing Danish Modern

Hans J. Wegner: Designing Danish Modern

02.03.2018 – 03.06.2018

Schaudepot

A leading protagonist of Danish modernism, Hans J. Wegner (1914–2007) made himself a name with furniture designs that harmoniously combine rationalist functionalism, a poetic aesthetic, and the Danish tradition of expert joinery. By reinterpreting historical furniture types, Wegner created numerous twentieth-century classics, many of which may be found in the holdings of the Vitra Design Museum. A monographic exhibition in the Schaudepot now shows pieces such as the Wishbone Chair (1950), the Peacock Chair (1948), and the Round Chair (1950) also known simply as »The Chair«. Further artefacts and a number of films offer insights into Wegner’s perfectionist attention to even the smallest details of furniture construction, from ingeniously crafted joints to the properties of different kinds of wood – factors that have contributed to the cult status of Wegner’s furnishings in the resurgence of Scandinavian design.

Hans J. Wegner: Designing Danish Modern

Night Fever. Designing Club Culture 1960 – Today

Night Fever. Designing Club Culture 1960 – Today

17.03.2018 – 09.09.2018

Museum

Nightclubs and discothèques are hotbeds of contemporary culture. Since the 20th century, they have been centres of the avant-garde that question the established codes of social life and experiment with different realities, merging interior and furniture design, graphics and art with sound, light, fashion and special effects to create a modern Gesamtkunstwerk. »Night Fever. Designing Club Culture 1960 – Today« is the first exhibition to give a comprehensive overview of the design history of the nightclub, examining its cultural context. Examples range from Italian clubs of the 1960s created by the protagonists of Radical Design to the legendary Studio 54 where Andy Warhol was a regular, from the Palladium in New York designed by Arata Isozaki to more recent concepts by the OMA architecture studio for the Ministry of Sound in London. Featuring films and vintage photographs, posters, flyers and fashion, the exhibition incorporates music, light and spatial installations to take visitors on a fascinating journey through a world of glamour and subcultures – always in search of the night that never ends.


Opening: 16.03.2018, 6 pm

Night Fever. Designing Club Culture 1960 – Today

Ron Arad: Yes to the Uncommon!

Ron Arad: Yes to the Uncommon!

08.06.2018 – 14.10.2018

Schaudepot

From ready-made armchairs constructed from old car seats to innovative carbon fibre furniture: Ron Arad’s works have never adhered to conventional boundaries. The exhibition provides a survey of his oeuvre, featuring spectacular objects from the collection. These include early pieces of metal furniture created at his first studio, such as the Rover Chair and Big Easy, but also newer models resulting from the translation of Arad’s experimental approach into serial production. The exhibition conveys the boundless energy of his works, while simultaneously revealing surprisingly functional details – a combination that distinguishes Arad as one of the most important designers of the past decades.

Opening: 07.06.2018, 6 pm

Ron Arad: Yes to the Uncommon!