Installation at the Akademie der Künste Berlin
In contrast to art, architecture itself cannot be exhibited. While in sculpture and painting the original works themselves are shown, in architectural exhibitions models, photos and drawings can only refer to something else. Although they can convey a design concept, they do not convey the real spatial experience, which only emerges from the passage through the building, and, in interaction with changing situations of light, specific atmospheres result. The current exhibition on the legendary house E.1027, which the artist Eileen Gray built (1926–1929) as her first architectural work on the French Mediterranean coast, goes beyond a classical architectural exhibition, because a part of the building is presented as a full-scale model, which is walkable.
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