April 28 to June 26, 2016
J.MAYER.H - STRUKTURALIEN
ARCHITECTURE AS URBAN SCULPTURE
J.MAYER.H’s works seamlessly navigate between the analogue and the digital. The resulting architecture seems neither to be created by a mere algorithm nor does it appear to be the exclusive output of an author. Rather, his buildings are a contemporary reflection on the relations between body, space, technology and communication.
Repeatedly, this revolves around the questions as to how architecture can operate in surroundings flooded by streams of information and how it can render visible, and render legible to the user, the permanent transformation of the digital present precisely on account of its own immobility.
Career, background and highlights of J.MAYER.H’s building activities are extensively presented in Berlin for the first time. More
Fig.: METROPOL PARASOL, redevelopment of Plaza de la Encarnación in Sevilla, Spain, 2004-2011, photo by David Franck
July 8 to August 28, 2016
INGO MITTELSTAEDT - CHINESE WHISPERS
Ingo Mittelstaedt and the Peter Raue collection
Haus am Waldsee celebrates its 70th anniversary with an unusual exhibition: the Berlin photo artist Ingo Mittelstaedt (b. 1978) works with the extensive and hitherto inaccessible collection of the Berlin lawyer and art expert Peter Raue. Mittelstaedt treats the collection of artworks as his raw materials to which he correlates a selection of his own works from the period between 2007 and 2016.
Starting with David Hockney’s series Blue Guitar (1975) Mittelstaedt addresses the topics of seeing, collecting and reutilising or recycling of objects and ideas. Like ‘Chinese whispers’ these topics are reinterpreted and handed down from one generation of artists to another.
With works by Marcel Broothaers, Hanne Darboven, David Hockney, Rebecca Horn, Eva Kot’átková, Robert Longo, among others.
Fig.: Ingo Mittelstaedt, Box, 2008, from the series Capsules, C-Print, 70 x 70 cm