May 2003 – January 2004
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.
May 2003 to November 2003
KIESLER DISPLAY 06
Tilo Schulz, an artist from Leipzig, was invited by the Kiesler Foundation to design the Kiesler Display at the MusemsQuartier.
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."
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
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
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.
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.
“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