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Imagine Architecture: Artistic Visions of the Urban Realm

Lukas Feireiss in Conversation with Larissa Fassler, Niklas Goldbach, and Jens Reinert
Date: November 13, 2014
Time: 19:00–20:30
Location: Gestalten Space, Sophie-Gips-Höfe, Sophienstraße 21, 10178 Berlin
Language: English & German

To celebrate Gestalten’s recently released publication Imagine Architecture: Artistic Visions of the Urban Realm, we proudly invite you to an evening talk on how visual culture influences architecture—and vice versa. Berlin-based curator and editor of the book Lukas Feireiss will moderate a panel discussion on the transformative and speculative quality of the architectural image with artists Larissa Fassler, Niklas Goldbach, and Jens Reinert.

The themes they touch on will reflect those featured in Imagine Architecture. Both the book and the discussion examine the original responses of artists to the influential strength of architecture in visual culture and explore how built forms are being used and abused in their work. This work ingeniously reflects the disturbing peril as well as the liberating potential of the conscious, artistic engagement with the architectural imaginary.

This talk will be held in German/English. Free attendance.


About the host

Lukas Feireiss

With a background in philosophy and cultural studies, Berlin-based curator Lukas Feireiss runs the interdisciplinary creative practice Studio Lukas Feireiss, focused on the discussion and mediation of architecture, art and visual culture in the urban realm. Lukas Feireiss is editor and curator of manifold books and exhibitions and teaches at numerous universities worldwide.

Larissa Fassler

Canadian-born artist Larissa Fassler lives and works in Berlin. Focused on the symbiotic relationships between people and places, Larissa Fassler’s artistic practice reflects her interest in the architecture of cities and the way in which places affect people, psychologically and physically, and in turn how people’s perception, understanding and use of place is physically manifest in the built environment that surrounds them.

Niklas Goldbach

Niklas Goldbach lives and works in Berlin. In his videos and photographic works he focuses on the dystopic elements of the postmodern urban experience. He works with architectural elements to produce an ambiguity of reality in which spaces are waiting to be re-define. Niklas Goldbach currently teaches as Guest-Professor for Experimental Film & Media Art at the University of the Arts in Berlin.

Jens Reinert

German artist Jens Reinert lives and works in Berlin. Reinert recreates everyday situations in painting and sculpture, to clarify simple spatial phenomena. His paintings recreate seemingly banal spatial constellations to an uncanny degree of exactitude, and prove his artistic interest in the commonplace within the built environment.

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