Archives 2nd half of 2013
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The Workshop Building: Nikolaus Hirsch & Michel Müller with Christina Koschowsky, Zak Kyes, Philipp Misselwitz, Sabina Priese, Luisa Roth, Att Poomtangon, Hans Sachs, Emmi Wegener, Benjamin Windhoff
The Bridge: Nico Dockx, Kris Kimpe, Helena Sidiropoulos
The Alphabet for the Land Workshop: Ed Atkins, Nico Dockx, Jimmie Durham, Joseph Grigely, Nikolaus Hirsch, Hu Fang, Juan A. Gaitán, Zak Kyes, Maria Lind, Chus Martinez, Michel Müller, Molly Nesbit, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Radim Peško, Att Poomtangon, Raqs Media Collective, Tomás Saraceno
Exhibition August 31 -
Nikolaus Hirsch & Michel Müller, The Land Workshop, 2013
The Land is a self-
While the Land is inherently a rice field and a farm, freely accessible to all, it is also host to several useful architectural constructions such as shelters, kitchens, and platforms for lectures or performances. Thus far the contributors have included artists such as Kamin Lertchaiprasert, Tobias Rehberger, Philippe Parreno, François Roche, Carl Michael von Hausswolff, Superflex, and Rirkrit Tiravanija. The most recent project at the Land is designed by Frankfurt-
This Workshop Building at the Land aims to investigate new models of construction that employ productive misunderstandings of "collaboration" as a trigger and seeks to find the therein appropriate spatial and programmatic languages. In a series of workshops, seminars, and actions involving different architects, artists, and institutions, new concepts will be tested out based on an understanding of the act of "building" as an accumulative and open-
As a collective work, it will be reminiscent of a surrealist "exquisite corpse": it begins with a single contribution and continues to grow. Never finished, never complete, as an organic entity, it knows no endgame.
The exhibition in the Swiss Architecture Museum constitutes an important step in the planning process. The show in Basel functions as a workshop anticipating the realization of the Workshop Building at the Land. The main element of the exhibition is a hybrid model of the Workshop Building with the domestic scale of a table. Shifting between a scale of 1 to 7 and 1 to 1, this "table-
The show also includes the new bridge to be built between the Land and a newly acquired agricultural plot: a project by Antwerp-
As part of the exhibition at the Swiss Architecture Museum, an alphabet of twenty-
The exhibition is accompanied by the publication The Land Workshop (edited by Nikolaus Hirsch & Michel Müller and designed by ZAK Group).