International 2008 Archives
Kunstmuseum, Wolfsburg (Germany)
This exhibition brings together two programmatic strands of the modernism debate as it relates to homes and living: on the one hand it focuses on "the interior as an inner view and a space for artistic reflection" and on the other it presents "home design concepts between the poles of art and design in the 20th and 21st centuries. The interior as an icon of modernism."
The first strand explores home design and interior decoration as an expression of our inner feelings and moods. Depictions of interiors show people spending time in indoor settings and observe what they do there. Across a range of different media – from the traditional discipline of painting to later forms such as photography, installation art and film – artists have reflected, analyzed and staged the interior as the external dimension of its inhabitants' inner worlds.
The second strand addresses the question of how we wish to (or how we should) live. Focussing on proposals, ideologies, utopias and convictions developed by architects, sociologists, urbanists and designers with regard to the construction, furnishing, use and style of living spaces and furniture, it presents interior design solutions between the extremes of luxuriously furnished dens and utilitarian, box-
Exhibition 29 November 2008 -
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View of exhibition Interior / Exterior. Living in Art at the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg. Photo: Matthias Langer
Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, Clouds, 2002. Styropor. 105,1 x 187,6 x 40 cm. Courtesy Galerie Kreo, Paris © Paul Tahon und Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec
Verner Panton, Phantasy Landscape Visiona 2, 1970. Holz, Schaumstoff, Acryl. 240 x 600 x 800 cm; Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg © Panton Design, Basel
Artists, architects and designers : Eero Aarnio · John M Armleder · Richard Artschwager · Francis Bacon · Miriam Bäckström · Carl Blechen · Etienne-