MAIN SPACE | 28.04.2024 – 04.08.2024

SPACES EMBODIED

We live in spaces that we shape according to our own ideas. In the process, our day-to-day life leaves traces that tell of our habits. Experiences that were important for us not only become a vital part of our memory but also leave a significant mark on the architectural space that surrounds us. These sturdy enclosures promise to protect and locate us but may also cause us to feel confined. We become part of spaces—and they, in turn, become an expression of our personality. Conversely, spaces, depending on their design and location, shape our existence. But how can these many ways in which human beings dovetail with their built environment be made visible and tangible?

SPACES EMBODIED in MAIN SPACE brings together artistic positions that look at the spheres of humankind and space not as independent entities, but rather as part of complex processes of interdependence. In a number of ways, the selected works depict the fusion of humans and space: as a bodily experience, emotional dependency, or instinctual need for protection. Using sophisticated connections between space, textile, body, and skin, the artists point to the metaphor of architecture as the human body’s “third skin” and demonstrate the close relationship between it and the human body. In the process, they work with techniques sometimes developed by themselves and with established art forms, including photography, film, weaving, and installation art.

Artists
Absalon, Shannon Bool, Heidi Bucher, Eileen Gray, Do Ho Suh, Mary Mattingly, Tracey Snelling, Francesca Woodman

Credit: Do Ho Suh, Blueprint, 2014, private collection, South Korea © Do Ho Suh. Image courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York, Seoul, and London

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Accompanying programe

July

Thursday
25.07.2024

11.00 – 13.00 | Holiday Activities

My dream classroom

in the exhibition SPACES EMBODIED

We look at the exhibition SPACES EMBODIED together and then design a classroom in the studio.

August

Thursday
01.08.2024

18.00 | Performance

Art in the Evening: Film screening "Kraft der Utopie" followed by a discussion with the directors

in the double exhibition SPACES EMBODIED

As part of the exhibition SPACES EMBODIED, we are showing the film "Kraft der Utopie — Leben mit Le Corbusier in Chandigarh" (The Power of Utopia—living with Le Corbusier in Chandigarh, 2023). The screening will be followed by a discussion with the directors Karin Bucher and Thomas Karrer, moderated by Stephan Zech.

Thursday
01.08.2024

11.00 – 13.00 | Holiday Activities

My dream classroom *** fully booked

in the exhibition SPACES EMBODIED

We look at the exhibition SPACES EMBODIED together and then design a classroom in the studio.