13.10.2018 – 6.1.2019
ZAK Center for Contemporary Art – Gallery
The exhibition changes shows sculptural, photographic and cinematic works by the Berlin artist Albert Weis (*1969 in Passau). The central theme of his art is the breaks and productive voids in Modernism as well as in German and European history.
Based on architectural incunabula, such as Hans Scharoun’s Berliner Philharmonie, Weis develops analytical re- and new stagings. His multidimensional settings move themselves at the interface between architecture and display, between technical construction and artistic object. They create new associative approaches to the architectural theory of modernity and its utopian contents. The exhibition changes deliberately refers to the perfect Renaissance form of the citadel ground plan in the so-called “Lynarplan” of 1578. In comparison with formal constants of modern architecture, the artist broadens the view to social and political questions in the context of architecture, state, war and identity.