September 5, 2012 - Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.) - Arno Brandlhuber and Agathe Fleury
September 5, 2012

Arno Brandlhuber and Agathe Fleury

Arno Brandlhuber, exhibition view Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, 2012.
Photo: n.b.k./Jens Ziehe.

Arno Brandlhuber
8 September–4 November 2012

Agathe Fleury
n.b.k. Showroom
11 September–2 November 2012

Opening: Friday 7 September, 7pm

Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.)
Chausseestraße 128 / 129, Berlin

Arno Brandlhuber
8 September–4 November 2012

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-inscribing extant elements, a collage of various time-space interventions is created according to the principle of architectural restructuring. In addition, the soundtrack of an advertisement from Philippe Starck’s architecture and design project Yoo Berlin can be heard. Neuer Berliner Kunstverein and Arno Brandlhuber began their collaboration in 2011: in an election campaign poster, RGB 165/96/36 CMYK 14/40/80/20 (2011), for the local Berlin elections, Brandlhuber demanded alternatives from policy makers to construction plans and the linked social order.

Curated by Marius Babias

Book series  “n.b.k. Exhibtions”
A collection of materials and projects created by Arno Brandlhuber will be published by Buchhandlung Walter König, Cologne, in conjunction with the exhibition. The publication is supported by Stiftung Kunstfonds Bonn.


Thursday 13 September, 2012, 7pm
The City in the City: Berlin as Green Archipelago Today
Discussion with Arthur Ovaska (Prof. for Architecture, Cornell University, Ithaca; co-author Die Stadt in der Stadt. Berlin: Das Grüne Stadtarchipel [1977]) and Florian Hertweck (Prof. for Architecture, Ecole d’Architecture de Versailles; architect, Paris; co-editor The City in the CityBerlin: A Green Archipelago [2012]), moderated by Arno Brandlhuber (Prof. for Architecture and Urban Research, Akademie der Bildenden Künste Nürnberg; architect, Berlin)

Tuesday, 2 October, 2012, 5pm
Right to the City: Berlin’s Property Politics
City walk with Dr. Frank Schulz (Borough Major Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg), Arno Brandlhuber, Stadtinitiativen Berlin
Limited places, for information and registration: nbk [​at​]

Thursday, 25 October, 2012, 7pm
Artist talk with Arno Brandlhuber and Marius Babias (Director n.b.k.)

Sunday, 4 November, 2012, 8pm
Ornament und Verbrechen
Musik-performance with Ronald Lippok and Robert Lippok (musicians and artists, Berlin)

Agathe Fleury
n.b.k. Showroom
11 September–2 November 2012

For her exhibition at n.b.k. Showroom, Berlin-based French artist Agathe Fleury (born in 1976) developed a new complex of works by experimenting with material processes that refuse absolute control. In so doing, she explores the studio as a site of craftsmanship and methods of developing ideas through alchemistic practices. Fleury is interested in older techniques of craftsmanship and the approach to everyday materials.



Arno Brandlhuber and Agathe Fleury at Neuer Berliner Kunstverein
Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.)
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