Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, in cooperation with the HfG (Hochschule für Gestaltung, Karlsruhe), is glad to present a talk by Madelon Vriesendorp.
Madelon Vriesendorp is co-founder of the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (with Rem Koolhaas and Elia and Zoe Zenghelis) and gave the distinction to the visual language of the architect’s office. Her work Flagrant délit, which is on the cover of Koolhaas’ book Delirious New York (1975), shows the Chrysler and the Empire State Building, catched red-handed by Rockefeller Center. The picture is one of the most beautiful attemps to represent the double life of modern architecture. Nevertheless, Madelon Vriesendorp is an “unnown genius of arts” (Hans-Ulrich Obrist). Her contribution for a critical history of architecture will elaborately be prized in a retrospective at Architectural Association, London, an in the Aedes Galerie Berlin. At the Künstlerhaus Madelon Vriesendorp will have a talk about her drawings and paintings for the Office for Metropolitan Architecture and the theoretician Charles Jencks.
The talk will be moderated by Stefan Trüby.
The event takes place within a workshop with students of HfG Karlsruhe at Künstlerhaus Stuttgart (Seminar Raum-Modelle in the degree programme Ausstellungsdesign und kuratorische Praxis, Prof. Wilfried Kühn and Dorothee Mende, with Stephan Trüby and Axel John Wieder). The workshop studies the potential of exhibitions and publications for a critical spatial practice. The talk of Madelon Vriesendorp will draw the conclusion to the seminar.
Publication: The World of Madelon Vriesendorp, hrsg. von Shumon Basar und Stefan Trüby, London: AA Publications, 2007.