Friedrich Kiesler: Architect, Artist, Visionary
Exhibition, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany.
Friedrich Kiesler was an architect, stage designer, designer, artist, and theoretician. His artistic approach blurred the boundaries between individual artistic genres; his concept of an endlessly flowing space and his holistic theory of design Correalism belong to the greatest visions of the 20th century and enjoy undiminished topicality.
Space, especially endlessly flowing space, is a key concept throughout all of Kiesler’s work – he once created an egg-formed Endless House for MoMA’s Sculpture Garden. Nowadays his sculptural projects are barely known; as an essential component of his wide-ranging oeuvre, these can be discovered in the exhibition at Martin-Gropius-Bau for the first time.