What is the role of architectural exhibitions, given the possibilities of digital communication? How do they translate content into formats that are spatially and physically tangible? What tasks do they assume in the context of contemporary architectural discourse?
Image above: Czech Centre Berlin (Photo: ART at Berlin / Stephanie Schneider)
These are the questions addressed by the 5th edition of Architecture Exhibitions Weekend BERLIN, initiated by Architektur Galerie Berlin. The event is jointly hosted by all of the institutions in Berlin that regularly show architectural exhibitions and caters to the broadest possible audience, including professionals and the general public. The large number of participating institutions represents a unique spectrum of locations whose exhibition projects reflect multifaceted analogue approaches to communicating topics on architecture, the city, and the environment.
Alongside the private institutions Aedes Architecture Forum, Architektur Galerie Berlin, and Tchoban Foundation, the venues include the exhibition spaces of architectural associations such as BDA Galerie and Deutsches Architekturzentrum (DAZ), as well as the cultural venues Galerie Treppe B, Tschechisches Zentrum, and Berlinische Galerie, and, of course, the Architecture Museum of the Technische Universität Berlin. For the first time, there will also be a guest exhibition by the International Building Exhibition Basel, as well as a tour of exemplary architectural works around the city, organized by Schaustelle Nachkriegsmoderne, a network of experts focusing on the architecture of postwar modernism. Together, these 11 hosts will present solo and group shows, discursive formats, and installations. According to Ulrich Müller, director of Architektur Galerie Berlin and the initiator of the event, “The diverse program of Architecture Exhibitions Weekend BERLIN not only reflects but also stimulates and contributes to current debates in architecture.”
Programme and venues:
Aedes Architecture Forum: Maki and Associates + Tatiana Bilbao Estudio.
Architektur Galerie Berlin: Günther Vogt. The Invisible Street
Architekturmuseum TU Berlin: O.M. Ungers: The Construction of the Urban Place
BDA Galerie: Open call #give and take
Berlinische Galerie: Architecture in the Collection Presentation “Art in Berlin 1880-1980
Deutsches Architektur Zentrum DAZ: Visiting Inken Baller and Hinrich Baller, Berlin 1966-1989
Galerie treppe b: gardens of resistance_unité berlin 2070, utopias at the edge of the city
IBA Basel: International Building Exhibition Basel
Netzwerk Schaustelle Nachkriegsmoderne: Urban Landscape Safari
Tchoban Foundation: Akira – The Architecture of Neo Tokyo
Czech Centre: Spaceship Enterprise. 50 Years Czech Embassy in Berlin
More info at architecture-exhibitions-weekend.net
Saturday, 11. and Sunday, 12. June 2022, each from noon – 6 pm