Alternative Histories: Monadnock on James Stirling

Monadnock, James Stirling’s sketch plan for the Staatsgalerie, 2018. Cellular concrete, paint, acrylic elements, 200 × 100 × 600 mm.
James Stirling (1926–1992), Sketch plan, Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart, Germany, 1977. Pencil and pink crayon on tracing paper, 195 × 255 mm. DMC 1292.

All fragments of this illusionary city by Stirling are once more getting aroused.
A re-assemblage brings the possibility for orchestrating a vertical narrative instead of the intended horizontal scheme.
Gaining iconic strength, this reinterpretation of a reinterpretation – in an attempt of finding a new cohesion – opens up for new gestures.
Gestures which are like relatives, of the same family.

– Monadnock