Marte.Marte Architects Appearing Sculptural
Aedes Architektur Forum, Berlin, GE
12. 12. 2015 - 14. 01. 2016
AIT Architektursalon, Köln, GE
21 01. 2016 - 11. 03. 2016
House of Art, Budweis, CZ
24. 05. 2016 - 24. 04. 2016
Zumtobel Lichtforum, Dornbirn, AT
23. 06. 2016 - 15. 07. 2016
Galerie Göttlicher, Krems, AT
Visitors might still recall the directorial force of Marte.Marte´s first monographic exhibition in 2009: With an almost religious museality and little explanation, the brothers Bernhard and Stefan Marte installed their massive, sculptural, concrete models in the exhibition spaces of the Aedes Architecture Forum in Berlin, allowing the works to speak for themselves.
Similarly contemplative yet suspenseful, Marte.Marte’s second appearance will now offer a glimpse into their current confrontations with art and cultural buildings – such as the exhibition, documentation, and information center for the “Federal Foundation Flight, Expulsion, Reconciliation”. In addition to this highly publicized conversion of the historic Deutschlandhaus, they will present their plans for “Galerie Niederösterreich”, a new museum to be built on the “Art Mile” of the UNESCO World Heritage city of Krems (A), as well as the new exhibition center in Dornbirn (A), whose statically demanding wooden support structure represents the innovative wood building tradition in Vorarlberg.
The second part of the exhibition takes a dynamic, cinematic approach to Marte.Marte’s past works, such as their award-winning mountain hut in Laterns and their distinctive bridge trilogy in Dornbirn. In this audiovisual series created in collaboration with photographer and experimental filmmaker Andreas Waldschütz and composer/sound-designer Stefan Hoffmeister, Marte.Marte’s most sculptural works are unconventionally and sensually re-staged. A catalogue will accompany the exhibition.