February 7, 2016 - Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture (gta) | ETH Zürich - Spring program 2016
February 7, 2016

Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture (gta) | ETH Zürich

Heimo Zobernig, schwarzescafé,  2016

Spring program 2016
February 24–June 30, 2016

gta exhibitions
ETH Zurich, Stefano-Franscini-Platz 5
8093 Zurich

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Chair of Architecture at the ETH Zurich 2002–2015

February 24–April 3, 2016
ETH Zurich, Main Hall, Rämistrasse 101
Opening: Tuesday, February 23, 6pm

With this exhibition and accompanying book, the Architecture Department is paying tribute to Peter Märkli, who ceased his teaching activities at the ETH Zurich in the fall of 2015. As a professor of architecture and construction, Märkli conveyed his conception of architecture to his students. A selection of roughly 110 student projects carried out in his department since 2002 illustrates his concerns and his approach, and attests to the abundance and rich variety of his teaching.

Legislating Architecture Switzerland
Arno Brandlhuber & Christopher Roth
March 3–April 8, 2016
ETH Zurich, Hönggerberg, HIL, gta Exhibitions
Opening: Wednesday, March 2, 6pm

In his work Arno Brandlhuber undertakes a critical analysis of legislation governing architecture and construction and examines the relationship between building regulations and architecture. This exhibition is the fruit of collaboration with filmmaker Christopher Roth and Christian Kerez’s Chair of Architecture and Design at the ETH Zurich. ETH Zurich students have designed posters for the exhibition and interviews have been conducted with Adam Caruso, Tom Emerson, Luigi Snozzi, Marc Angélil et al.

17 Volcanoes / John Hejduk / Drawings by OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen
April 21–May 20, 2016
ETH Zurich, Hönggerberg, HIL, gta Exhibitions
Opening: Wednesday, April 20, 6pm

This exhibition on the 19th-century German-Dutch explorer Franz Junghuhn and his volcano climbs in Java is the upshot of a joint research project carried out by Alex Lehnerer and Philip Ursprung, incorporating the results of excursions they undertook as part of this project. Based on Junghuhn’s extensive travels, the exhibition looks at the "methodology of the tourist."

In the run-up to the gta’s 50th anniversary in 2017, we are working with Niall Hobhouse, a renowned collector of architectural drawings, and Alexander Lehnerer’s Chair of Architecture and Urban Design to put together an exhibition on the 20th century American architect John Hejduk. Hejduk’s drawings will be displayed to commemorate his legendary 1973 exhibition at the ETH Zurich.

Drawings and collages play a major role in the work of Kersten Van Geers and David Van Severen. In a unique style of pastel colors they render their projects in a way of their own by simultaneously questioning the medium of contemporary architectural representation.

schwarzescafé by Heimo Zobernig
Spring 2016
LUMA Westbau, Löwenbräu Areal

gta exhibitions and the LUMA Foundation have invited the Austrian artist Heimo Zobernig to design a café for the Löwenbräu Areal in Zurich. His design functions as a large-scale installation and plays on the relationship between art and architecture. The new café will be hosting exhibitions and various events.

About gta exhibitions
gta exhibitions is part of the Institute of History and Theory of Architecture (gta) at ETH Zurich. The exhibition program serves as an interface between theory and practice, showcasing research and teaching in the Department of Architecture. The thematic field of architecture is extended through interdisciplinary approaches and critically reflected through an experimental approach to the medium of the exhibition.

gta exhibitions is curated by Fredi Fischli and Niels Olsen.

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