The exhibition Archipel (Archipelago) is the first solo show of Berlin architect Arno Brandlhuber (born in 1964) at an art institution. Brandlhuber participated in the Venice Architecture Biennale (2012, 2008, 2006, 2004), designed, with Thomas Demand, the German pavilion at the São Paulo Biennale (2004), and presented his designs all over the world; he has also received numerous German and international architecture awards. Brandlhuber has transformed the exhibition space at Neuer Berliner Kunstverein into an insular urban landscape made of concrete (with various additional substances) using elements from previous exhibitions: Karin Sander’s drillings (2011) serve as openings for the concrete pouring and Olafur Elliason’s Forever Lamp (2011) from the exhibition The Future Archive (2012) provides the lighting.
The concrete in the exhibition space grows into an abstract urban landscape of Berlin consisting of several linked units that can be entered. The mirrored walls amplify the spatial effect of insularity. By reusing and re-
Curated by Marius Babias
Exhibition September 8 – October 27, 2012. Kayne Griffin Corcoran, 2902 Nebraska Avenue -
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Arno Brandlhuber, exhibition view Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, 2012. Photo : N.B.K./Jens Ziehe
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