Sheds: Palaces of Nothing

... is that you never know what is inside, and that it is mysterious and that this mysterious quality was present in the selection process too.– Markus Lähteenmäki James Wines (*1932), Best Products Showroom, 1978. Pen and ink on paper, 463 × 743 mm. Jean Aubert (*1935), Abris figuratifs: Tortue molle, ...

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Lähteenmäki: Superstudio

... the backdrops for this conceptual journey where perspective functions as the means making the newly conceived objects part of our world of order and reason.– Markus Lähteenmäki WE SUGGEST For a dérive on the early works of Superstudio, as they developed between 1968–69, Discorsi per Immagini; for the full storyboard ...

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Mies van der Rohe

... to a new city. New media and the new age together construct this new city, which is not one of reality, but one of dreams.–Markus Lähteenmäki WE SUGGEST On skyscrapers and the use of models and photomontage at mid-century, Irene Sun Woo on Theodore Conrad and Harvey Wiley Corbett; and ...

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Land Marks

... Study for a playhouse, c. 1913. Pencil and watercolour on paper, 470 × 320 mm. 21 MARCH – 21 JUNE 2015Hauser & Wirth Somerset. Curators: Markus Lähteenmäki and Nicholas Olsberg. With thanks to Stephen Bann for the use of this subtitle, taken from his article, ‘Ian Hamilton-Finlay: The Structure of ...

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Alvar Aalto

... present blueprints might be as close to the solid building as one can ever get, or at least as close as anyone would want to.– Markus Lähteenmäki Editors Note: 'blueprint' remains a widely known term for prints of technical drawings by architects and engineers. A mid-nineteenth century invention, the blueprint ...

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Sheds

... with an invitation to Robert Mull and Alexander Brodsky to see what they would make of ‘sheds’ within the confines of the Drawing Matter collections. Markus Lähteenmäki proposed the subtitle, ‘Palaces of Nothing’, and its point of departure. Over an intense two days the guest curators followed unexpected directions in ...

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Reinventions, 1953–1978

... 1953–1978 was shown at the Swiss Architecture Museum, Basel, from March to May 2016. Works were selected from the Drawing Matter collection and curated by Markus Lähteenmäki, Manuel Montenegro and Nicholas Olsberg. Associated events included a gallery discussion on the drawings which prompted contributions by Robert Mull, Hugh Strange, Jan ...

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This was Tomorrow: Reinventing Architecture 1953–1978

... 1953–1978 was shown at the Swiss Architecture Museum, Basel, from March to May 2016. Works were selected from the Drawing Matter collection and curated by Markus Lähteenmäki, Manuel Montenegro and Nicholas Olsberg. Exhibition The exhibition forms part of Drawing Matter's broader enquiry into the topic of Reinventions in architecture. Associated ...

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Land Marks: Structures for a Poetic Universe

... Wirth Somerset presents LAND MARKS: Structures for a Poetic Universe. The exhibition brings together over 100 architectural studies and models. Curated by Nicholas Olsberg and Markus Lähteenmäki, it is the first exhibition supported by Drawing Matter. Ugo La Pietra (1938), La Cellula Abitativa, 1972. Pen, ink, pencil and photograph on ...

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Sheds: Palaces of Nothing

... 10 am – 5 pm from 9 – 16 October 2016. James Gowan, Toolshed Sheds – Palaces of Nothing is proposed by Niall Hobhouse and Markus Lähteenmäki and facilitated by Hauser & Wirth Somerset. The exhibition will begin a week before it is publicly presented, during an intense two-day dialogue ...

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