- Exhibition Elbphilharmonie Revisited, Deichtorhallen Hamburg
The opening of the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg (link articolo) continues to involve the Hanseatic city, also outside the iconic architecture itself. With “Elbphilharmonie Revisited” the Deichtorhallen institution has changed direction from its programme mainly centred on photography.
The curators invited 12 internationally famous artists to craft original works that explore their relationship with architecture in general, and with the Elbphilharmonie building in particular. The artists worked with very different media including photography, installations, sculptures and video, and interacted with the architecture by Herzog & de Meuron in the months preceding the official opening.
So, Peter Buggenhout built a tower of babel, based on recycled architectural elements, while the monumental images of Candida Höfer showcase the Elbphilharmonie as pure architecture, with the inclusion of photos from the archives of the architects Herzog & de Meuron and two films about the city. On the other hand, the web spun by a Nephila spider by Tomás Saraceno is influenced by sounds and vibrations. The artistic group Baltic Raw Org from Hamburg stresses with their installation, like Uli M. Fischer in his film, the controversial story of the construction. The amazing scenography of the architecture is the object of the sculpture installation by Monica Bonvicini and the film "Finite and Infinite Games" by Sarah Morris.
All the artists, including Jean-Marc Bustamante, Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller, Tacita Dean, Liam Gillick and Thomas Ruff are exhibiting with works that express a free, artistic respect for the Elbphilharmonie. A really great opportunity to see new works by these artists, based on our favourite discipline, architecture.
10 February to 01 May 2017
Opening: 6 pm on 9 February 2017
with contributions by: Baltic Raw Org, Monica Bonvicini, Peter Buggenhout, Jean-Marc Bustamante, Janet Cardiff und George Bures Miller, Tacita Dean, Uli M. Fischer, Liam Gillick, Herzog & de Meuron, Candida Höfer, Sarah Morris, Thomas Ruff, Tomás Saraceno.
Curated by: Dirk Luckow, Intendant der Deichtorhallen Hamburg
Haus der aktuellen Kunst, Deichtorhallen Hamburg
Images: courtesy of Deichtorhallen Hamburg – see captions
Baltic Raw Org, Kanalphilharmonie, 2013/2017. Foto und copyright bei Baltic Raw Org
Monica Bonvicini, yet untitled (Legscutout), 2016 © Monica Bonvicini and VG-Bild Kunst. photo: Hans-Georg Gaul
Candida Höfer, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg Herzog & de Meuron Hamburg 2016 © Candida Höfer / VG Bild Kunst, Bonn, 2016
Peter Buggenhout, Modell/Ideenskizze für eine Installation anläßlich der Ausstellung »Elbphilharmonie Revisited« © Peter Buggenhout
Sarah Morris, Finite and Infinite Games [Production Still], 2017 (Alexander Kluge & Sarah Morris) © Sarah Morris/Photographer: Wendy Bowman
Tomás Saraceno, Arachno Concert, with Arachne (Nephila senegalensis), Cosmic Dust (Porus Chondrite) and the Breathing Ensemble, 2016. Courtesy the artist and Esther Schipper, Berlin. © Photography by Andrea Rossetti, 2016