Raumstadt / City in Space

Exhibition at the Frederick Kiesler Foundation
Start of program to mark the 25th anniversary of the Kiesler Foundation

Curated by Gerd Zillner
Duration: 26th January – 27th May 2022 (soft opening on the first day of the exhibition!)
Opening times: Tuesday to Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and by agreement
Free admission. Please take note of the current COVID-19 protective measures (currently FFP2 mask).

The focus of the presentation is the “Manifesto of Tensionism. Organic Building – the City in Space – Functional Architecture”, which pursues the idea of a city of the future that floats freely in space. First shown by Frederick Kiesler at the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes in Paris in 1925, this was regarded at the time as one of the most radical architectural concepts to have ever been presented to the public.

Alongside the manifesto, the exhibition will also present photographs, a model and audio elements. An accompanying publication includes historic photographs, the manifesto and further bibliographic references.

Exhibition talks: (Program flyer)
Tuesday, 26th April at 6 p.m.:
Wolfgang Fiel and Gerd Zillner will discuss the concepts of Frederick Kiesler’s “Raumstadt / City in Space” (1925) and Eckhard Schulze-Fielitz’ “Raumstadt / Spatial City” (1959)

Thursday, 5th May at 6 p.m.:
L’Autriche à Paris 1925
In conversation with Gerd Zillner, Markus Kristan presents the Austrian contribution to the arts and crafts exhibition in Paris

Tuesday, 24th May at 6 p.m.:
Die Überwindung der Schwerkraft
Florian Medicus in conversation with Gerd Zillner about one of the greatest utopias of architecture and art of the early 20th century

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