June 8, 2006 - Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg - Jinhua Structure II by Herzog & De Meuron in Wolfsburg
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June 8, 2006

Jinhua Structure II by Herzog & De Meuron in Wolfsburg

Jinhua Structure II
by Herzog & De Meuron in Wolfsburg /
ArchiSculpture extended until September 10, 2006

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

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

www.kunstmuseum-wolfsburg.de

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.

On the occasion of the exhibition ArchiSculpture: Dialogues between Architecture and Sculpture from the 18th Century to the Present Day the sculpture Jinhua Structure II Vertical by the famous Suisse architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre De Meuron was erected near the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg on 23 May 2006. The sculpture with a height of nine meters and a weight of 12 tons is an example of a work crossing the border between architecture and sculpture. It embodies the change of an architectural design process by digital tools and was especially designed for this exhibition project.

The erection of the sculpture was enabled by the city of Wolfsburg and the Neuland Wohnungsbau GmbH.

Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg
Hollerplatz 1
38440 Wolfsburg, Germany
phone: 49-5361-2669-0
fax: 49-5361-2669-66
e-mail: info@kunstmuseum-wolfsburg.de

www.kunstmuseum-wolfsburg.de

Opening hours:

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

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