Architecture of Collage
Berlinische Galerie – Museum of Modern Art, Berlin
17 November 2017
The Berlinische Galerie is staging a one-day symposium entitled “Architecture of Collage” this month. The link between collage and architecture tries to demonstrate that concepts and ideas in architecture do not have to involve great expense, but rather that collage can be used as a tool to find new narrative strategies in discovering architecture and to link theory with practice.
By developing digital technologies there has been an enormous increase in the images confronting us, and the production methods of cultural goods have also shifted. This produces new trends and techniques in creative work. According to the curator, Lukas Feireiss, the collage has become one of the most popular resources of the present day. Based in Berlin, Lukas Feireiss works in the creative sector in architecture, art and cultural research and curating.
The symposium particularly focuses on architecture and is the launch-pad for the exhibition entitled “Savage Architecture. Gian Pierro Frasinelli, Superstudio and 2A+P/A” held at Studiolo Berlin.
Gian Piero Frassinelli, one of the founders of the Superstudio group of the 1960s, and the Italian architecture duo 2A+P/A consisting of Gianfranco Bombaci and Matteo Costanzo, have a similar understanding of architecture but worked in different eras. The exhibitors themselves will be speaking at the symposium.
The aim of the symposium is to open up the idea of what architecture can be, and to include other disciplines such as urban research, landscape planning and cultural developments. During the first part of the day, Gian Piero Frassinelli will be speaking about photo montage, 2A+P/A about components and fragments, and Tamar Shafrir from Spacecaviar will discuss the practice of collages. The morning will close with a panel discussion involving the presenters.
The event follows the idea of a silent transformation through the avant-garde that rethinks the essentials and wishes to bring a new perspective into a system through its own initiative.