May 2003 – January 2004

In cooperation with MMK│Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main Domstraße 10
60311 Frankfurt am Main

Frederick Kiesler's (1890-1965) Endless House is one of the most important architectural icons of the 20th century. Even today, as opposed to several other examples, Kiesler's concept of the Endless House has lost none of its influence on contemporary architecture. In modern architects' studios, Kiesler is nowadays more up-to-date than ever before: without its reference to the biomorphic formal language that Kiesler consistently developed in the 1930s we could scarcely appreciate the "bubble architecture" in evidence throughout the world today. Current discourse however considers primarily external forms.

The aim of the second Frederick Kiesler Foundation exhibition in the MMK, Endless House, is the communication of this complex theory relating to mankind and its living requirements.
The manifold objects are showcased in interactive archive architecture, specially designed by casino.container design studio. 

May 2003 to November 2003
Theaterwelt – Welttheater

Niederösterreichische Landesausstellung
Reichenau an der Rax, 2003

Tilo Schulz: rebel inside_displaying friedrich kielser, 2003

Location: Kiesler-Display, transeuropa, q21, MuseumsQuartier, Museumplatz 1, 1070 Vienna 
Schedule: 6 July - 30 September

Tilo Schulz, an artist from Leipzig, was invited by the Kiesler Foundation to design the Kiesler Display at the MusemsQuartier.
From the early nineties on Tilo Schulz's work was centred on the different means of conveying information – his main focus being the presentation of art, the art of display and exhibition.

The design of the Kiesler Display 06 by Tilo Schulz is based on the theoretical texts by Frederick Kiesler and trough a mural and a video-installation reflects the situation found on site. "Displays…, turn their back to the street and open up to the passage in the inside of the shop."
(Frederick Kiesler, in: Window shopping, 1941)

Tilo Schulz was born in Leipzig in 1972 and has been invited to show his work in many international exhibitions since 1991. He is also working as a curator and an editor for the art magazine: spector cut + paste. Artist in residence at quartier 21, 2003.

September 2003-January 2004
« C’EST ARRIVÉE DEMAIN » – Biennale d’Art contemporain de Lyon:

A cooperation with the Biennale d’Art contemporain de Lyon.

Thanks to research on material from the Kiesler Archive it was possible to reconstruct Kiesler’s Screen-o-Scope of the Film Guild Cinema. Additionally Kiesler’s design was on display in an exhibition set up in the cinema space. A film program featuring films by contemporary artists underlines Kiesler’s ideas from 1928 for a cinema of the future.

PEGGY AND KIESLER – The Collector and the Visionary

Organized in partnership with the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice
Palazzo Venier dei Leoni
Dorsoduro 701
October 11th 2003 - January 9th 2005
Open daily from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Peggy Guggenheim's New York museum-gallery Art of This Century is legendary as much for the extraordinarily innovative design of its exhibition spaces as for the groundbreaking exhibitions of avant-garde European and American art that it hosted. Invited by Peggy Guggenheim in February 1942 to convert two 57th Street tailor shops into galleries for her already formidable collection of early modernist European art, visionary Austrian architect and artist Frederick Kiesler created what has come to be considered an architectural masterpiece, exploring radical new possibilities of exhibition design.
This is the first exhibition to consider in depth the legacy of the collaboration between Peggy Guggenheim and Frederick Kiesler. Based on an exhibition of Kiesler's designs for the Art of This Century gallery shown at the MMK│Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main, 2002-2003, it will present extensive archival material including over 150 drawings, photographs and catalogues as well as letters and invoices to provide an overall reconstruction of one of the most extraordinary exhibition designs of the 20th Century.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a fully illustrated publication. (October 2004)


October 2003 – January 2004
SCHAU-SPIEL-RAUM – Typologie des Theaterbaus

Architekturmuseum der TU-München
Pinakothek der Moderne
Barerstrasse 40
80333 München

The museum of architecture of the technical university in Munich presents a selection of outstanding theatre models. The project is a cooperation with the Chair of Raumkunst und Lichtgestaltung of the TU Munich (Prof. Hannelore Deubzer).

The different theatre typologies such as the arena, the amphitheatre, the proscenium stage and space stage, are shown on the basis of models, drawings, photographs. The exhibition provides an insight in the fascinating relations between spectators, stage and architecture.

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“Frederick Kiesler: Endless House 1947-61”, MMK, Frankfurt 2003 © MMK, Frankfurt / Photo: Axel Schneider

Tilo Schulz, “rebel inside _ displaying friedrich kiesler”, Kiesler Display 06, Museumsquartier, Vienna 2003

F. Kiesler, Film Guild Cinema 1929 / Photo: Ruth Bernhard, exhibition: “C’est arrivée demain”, Biennale d’ Art contemporain de Lyon 2003

“Peggy and Kiesler. The Collector and the Visionary”, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice 2003 / Photo: Sergio Martucci

“Peggy and Kiesler. The Collector and the Visionary”, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice 2003 © Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice / Photo: Sergio Martucci

„Schau Spiel Raum“, Pinakothek der Moderne, Architekturmuseum of the TU, Munich 2003 © Architekturmuseum of the TU München, Pinakothek der Moderne