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material ideologies

Veronika Kellndorfer holds a lecture at Lina Bo Bardi: Material Ideologies Conference 

March 30, 2018, 10am–4pm 

Princeton University School of Architecture 
School of Architecture 
Princeton University 
Princeton, NJ 08544

Lina Bo Bardi: Material Ideologies presents new perspectives on Bardi as an architect, designer, writer, and activist, among many other things, to engage recent interest and discourse surrounding her work. Whether tectonic or conceptual, social and political agendas are latent in Bardi’s architectural materials, a theme that informs each conference panel: from her application of concrete, to the implementation of nature in schemes, and her reuse of vernacular materials.

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Veronika Kellndorfer & Antonio Ballester Moreno

March 17 – April 28, 2018
Tuesday - Saturday 10 - 5:30

While divergent in materiality, Kellndorfer and Ballester Moreno share a sensibility in their approach to the subject of Modernism as a theme in their work. Kellndorfer’s practice is centered on photographing some of the most recognized and renowned Modernist architectural spaces around the world, while Ballester Moreno’s paintings embody the Modernist emphasis on line, form, symbolism, color and process, bringing to mind early champions of the avant-garde such as Paul Klee, Joan Miró and Josef Albers.

For this exhibition, Kellndorfer presents photographs of Modernist structures by Albert Frey and Oscar Niemeyer printed on highly reflective glass panels. She primarily focuses her lens on the transparent façades of the structures, allowing the difference between the interior and exterior to play out on the surface of the glass. As a result of this process, the viewer and their surroundings are conflated on the surfaces of the works, resulting in the superimposition of image space and real space, the man-made and the natural.

Opening Reception: Saturday, March 17, 4:00 – 6:00 PM

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Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik

Spuren im Raum

Stef Heidhues, Veronika Kellndorfer, Cyrill Lachauer, Alexej Meschtschanow und Hans-Christian Schink 

Veronika Kellndorfer zeigt neue Arbeiten zur Brasilianischen Moderne, die während ihres Reise-Stipendiums im Rahmen des Trustee-Programms EHF 2010, entstanden sind.

Kunst und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland
Museumsmeile Bonn
Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 4
53113 Bonn

Eröffnung 22. 02. 2018, 19 Uhr 
Ausstellungsdauer 23. Februar bis 22. April 2018

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biennale chicago 2017Veronika Kellndorfer participates in the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial. 

The biennial Make New History will take place between September 16, 2017 and January 7, 2018. Over 100 firms and artists representing more than 20 countries around the world were selected by the 2017 Biennial Artistic Directors, Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee. The Chicago Architecture Biennial invites the public to engage with and think about architecture in new and unexpected ways, and to take part in a global discussion on the future of the field.

Veronika Kellndorfer continues her investigations into the theme of ‘Space, Urban Space as a Real Space and as Fiction‘. She presents her new suite of works, especially produced on the event of the renovation of Mies van der Rohe’s Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin, printed in large format sheets of glass.

“Kellndorfer exposes the gap between our mental image of the building and its actuality in the world today. Her photographs of the empty building at the beginning of a process of restoration present the gallery through a focus on its raw materials, where the original steel, glass, and stone coexist with the new stacks of materials waiting to be installed, and with the dust and dirt of the construction site. In her portrayal of a moment of change, with the building simultaneously unravelling and becoming, Kellndorfer offers us new ways to understand and re-construct the particular history of this body of work.”
Jesus Vassallo, architect and writer

Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington Street, Chicago, IL 60602

Opening: September 16, 2017
Exhibition duration: September 16, 2017 - January 7, 2018

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tropical pattern

Tropical Pattern - Artist’s Talk Veronika Kellndorfer im Gespräch mit Tereza de Arruda

Artist’s Talk
05.09.2017    19:00 Uhr

Deutsche Bank KunstHalle
Unter den Linden 13/15, 10117 Berlin

In der Ausstellung Roberto Burle Marx, Tropische Moderne hat Veronika Kellndorfer ein Fenster der Kunsthalle geöffnet und mit einer fast fünf Meter hohen Glasarbeit versehen. Siebdruck auf Glas, basierend auf einer Photographie, die sie von Burle Marx‘ Copacabana Pflasterungen aufgenommen hat. Die Avenida Atlântica trifft auf den Berliner Boulevard Unter den Linden.

Mit der Kuratorin Tereza de Arruda spricht Veronika Kellndorfer über ihr Verhältnis zu Brasilien, der Architektur der Brasilianischen Moderne und Roberto Burle Marx.

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Tropical Pattern

An artistic intervention by Veronika Kellndorfer as part of the exhibition "Roberto Burle Marx Brazilian Modernist"

Many of Burle Marx’s designs are akin to abstract art, and resonate with contemporary artworks featured in the exhibition. To illustrate the artistic influence of Burle Marx, his works enter into dialogue with works by international contemporary artists. Among them are Juan Araujo, Paloma Bosquê, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster,Veronika Kellndorfer, Luisa Lambri, Arto Lindsay, Nick Mauss and Beatriz Milhazes.

Deutsche Bank KunstHalle
Unter den Linden 13/15, 10117 Berlin

Opening: July 6th 2017, 7pm
Exhibition duration: 07.07.2017 - 10.03.2017

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