July 18, 2006 - Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg - ArchiSculpture – Extended until September 10th, 2006
July 18, 2006

ArchiSculpture – Extended until September 10th, 2006

Dialogues between Architecture and Sculpture from the 18th Century to the Present Day

Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg
Hollerplatz 1
38440 Wolfsburg
phone: 49-5361-2669-0
fax: 49-5361-2669-66
e-mail: info [​at​] kunstmuseum-wolfsburg.de


Opening hours:
Tuesday 11 a.m. 8 p.m.
Wednesday to Sunday 11 a.m. 6 p.m.
Monday closed

The reciprocal relationship between sculpture and architecture is one of the most exciting artistic phenomena of the 20th century. From its inception in the 19th century, modern sculpture has continually absorbed important new influences from architectural history, such as Aristide Maillol from Classicism or, later, the Constructivists from Gothic. Installation art in the 1970s even transformed sculpture into walk-in architecture, giving the viewer an entirely new perception of their own body. Conversely, in the 1920s architects began to base their building designs on sculptural forms. Current architecture has developed such markedly sculptural qualities that it sometimes appears to continue the history of sculpture.

ArchiSculpture, curated by Markus Brüderlin, the new director of the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, explores this process of mutual inspiration in striking spatial displays. Original pieces of art by outstanding sculptors are juxtaposed with models of world architecture. The exhibition includes examples of both disciplines from the past 200 years and brings together the work of around 120 artists. The exhibition has been generously supported by Volkswagen Bank.

LEFT: Frank Lloyd Wright/Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 1956-59
Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects, New York
photo: Ezra Stoller, © Esto

RIGHT: Hans (Jean) Arp, Tree of Bowls (Coupes superposées), 1960
Bronze, 196 x 99 x 105,5 cm, Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/ Basle
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2006,
photo: Robert Bayer, Basle

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