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Aglaia Konrad, The Brutalism Appreciation Society, HMKV, Dortmund

Aglaia Konrad

Aglaia Konrad
Shaping Stones, 2016
Installation au Musée M, Leuven

Aglaia Konrad participe à l’exposition :

The Brutalism Appreciation Society
HMKV Dortmund
8.04.2017 > 24.09.2017
Opening on Friday, 7 April 2017, at 7 pm at the HMKV at the Dortmunder U, Level 3
Leonie-Reygers-Terrasse, 44137 Dortmund, Germany

In the mid-1950s, the architectural style known as Brutalism emerged in the United Kingdom. It is characterized by exposed concrete walls and building materials such as metal and bricks. Today it is increasingly vanishing from the urban landscape, since these buildings, most of which are not protected as historical landmarks, are gradually being demolished.

At the same time, fan groups are forming, also in the Internet. They include, for example, the Facebook group The Brutalism Appreciation Society, whose 50,000+ members work to preserve the remains of urban architecture of the 1950s and 1960s. Inspired by the activities of this group, the exhibition The Brutalism Appreciation Society is showing 21 international artists who are engaging with the Brutalist architectural style of postwar modernism as well as a selection of contributions from the eponymous Facebook group.

The HMKV exhibition is being presented in parallel to Documenta in Kassel and Skulptur Projekte in Münster.

An exhibition with contributions by Bettina Allamoda (DE), Jordi Colomer (ES), Darco FBI (DE/FR), EVOL (DE), Darko Fritz (HR), Anne-Valérie Gasc (FR), Niklas Goldbach (DE), Freya Hattenberger & Peter Simon (DE/PL), Alekos Hofstetter (DE), Martin Kohout (CZ), Aglaia Konrad (AT/BE), Nicolas Moulin (FR), Reto Müller (CH), Andrea Pichl (DE), Heidi Specker (DE), Philip Topolovac (DE), Kay Walkowiak (AT), Ruben Woodin Dechamps & Oscar Hudson (UK), Tobias Zielony (DE)

Curator : Dr. Inke Arns