Sunday, 27 February 2011

Tilman Wendland + Hansen / Le Corbusier / Niemeyer

Untitled, 2006
Cardboard, masonite, magazine copy,
varible dimensions
Courtesy of the artist & European Art Projects
Photos: Krzysztof Zieliński / European Art Projects

Tilman Wendland (*1969, lives in Berlin) creates from basic, light materials such as paper, cardboard and PVC ephemeral structures, which are integrated in existent architectural situations. They provide comments, criticisms or also caricatures. Normally, his works, which are seldom intended to last, are rendered completely in white. In spite of the strict reduction of colour and form they reveal themselves through a playful-ironic treatment of the subject.
For Ideal City - Invisible Cities Wendland developed a room installation, which enquired into the architectural and city planning shapes and elements of Le Corbusier, Oskar Hansen and Oscar Niemeyer. The ideal city concepts of the architects were condensed by Wendland into space-penetrating white cardboard shelves, sublime and also perishable

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