For the first time in the history of the Mies van der Rohe Haus, an exhibition will occupy the entire expanse of the outdoor space. In the exhibition “Im Sturz durch Raum und Zeit” (> In the fall through space and time), which can be seen from 10 October 2021 to 27 March 2022, the lake Obersee also becomes a reflection surface.
Gregor Hildebrandt has realised a grandiose work for the house – diverse and poetic at the same time. A black sail is hoisted on the Obersee. Hildebrandt’s installation, a black sail woven from magnetic tapes, can only be seen live for a short time at the beginning of the exhibition. A bronze pawn chess piece over two metres high marks the garden space. The two opposite exhibition rooms of the L-shaped Mies van der Rohe house are conceived as a positive-negative space and thus also set in relation to each other beyond the architectural by means of art.
Gregor Hildebrandt, born in Bad Homburg in 1974, is professor of painting and graphic arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. Hildebrandt runs his studio in Berlin, where he also lives. …
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Image caption: Documentation of the journey from Cyprus to Tel Aviv in the run-up to the exhibition “Die Schwarze Sorge um das Segel” (>The Black Concern for the Sail) at Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, 2017, photo: Danny Shechtman.