UNIVERSUM RICHARD BUCKMINSTER FULLER IM SPIEGEL ZEITGENÖSSISCHER KUNST /
UNIVERSE RICHARD BUCKMINSTER FULLER REFLECTED IN CONTEMPORARY ART
11. Juni bis 18. September 2011 / June 11 – September 18, 2011
Richard Buckminster Fuller reflected in contemporary art, which will be on view from June, 11th at MARTa Herford; Germany. The exhibition is curated by Markus Richter in cooperation with the MARTa team and will coincide with the survey Bucky Fuller & Spaceship Earth, compiled by Norman Foster and Luis Fernández-Galiano. The exhibitions offer a comprehensive overview on Fuller’s designs & ideas from the early 4D-studies of the 1920ties to the later geodesic structures und presents him as well as an thought leader, whose ideas are still relevant and inspiring. We would be happy to welcome you at the opening on of the exhibitions on June, 10th at 7:30 pm in Herford.
The exhibition continues the artistic research on late modern visionary architecture and urbanism, which we started in 2008 with the project Megastructure Reloaded. We very much would like to thank MARTa director Roland Nachtigäller for the invitation to now realize an exhibition on Buckminster Fuller & contemporary art in collaboration with his team. The dynamic and polymorphic galleries of MARTa, built according to plans of Frank Gehry, provide a perfect backdrop for a show on Fuller, who was rebelling his whole live against the predominance of the cube and the inflexibility of the x-, y-, z-coordinates. The majority of artists invited to participate in the show dealt already extensively with Fullers ideas; like Ai Weiwei, Attila Csörgő, Björn Dahlem, José Dávila, Hermann Maier Neustadt, N55, Ólafur Elíasson, Franka Hörnschemeyer, Tobias Putrih, Pedro Reyes, Tomás Saraceno and Albrecht Schäfer. Besides, the exhibition encompasses works bySimon Dybbroe Møller, Michel François, Lucas Lenglet, David Maljkovic, and Beat Zoderer, whose connections with Fuller are not always obvious on the first sight. In addition we commissioned new projects by Riccardo Previdi, Silke Riechert, Kai Schiemenz, Kerstin Stoll and Tilman Wendland.