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booklaunch Lina Bo Bardi

Lina Bo Bardi: Material Ideologies, School of Architecture, Princeton University
Book Launch Event, Thursday, April 21, 2022

Based on the 2018 WDA Conference,Lina Bo Bardi: Material Ideologies presents new perspectives on Bo Bardi by leading contemporary artists, architects, curators, and scholars in order to engage the conceptual, social, and political philosophies latent in the architectural materials she chose—from her application of concrete to her implementation of nature and her reuse of vernacular materials. 

Contributors include Sol Camacho, Beatriz Colomina, Mike Cooter, Joana França, Mario Gandelsonas, Jane Hall, Isaac Julien, Veronika Kellndorfer, Monica Ponce de Leon, Rafaela Mendes Ferreira, Zeuler R. M. de A. Lima, Silvana Rubino, Elena Tinacci, and Cathrine Veikos, along with WDA Alumni.

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Ankauf Neue Nationalgalerie

Neue Nationalgalerie Berlin acquires REFLECTING ASHLARS by Veronika Kellndorfer

Reflecting Ashlars shows the empty museum at the beginning of a process of restoration revealing its raw materiality; the original steel, glass, and stone coexist with the stacks of materials waiting to be removed, amidst the dust and dirt of the construction site. The work is part of the re-opening exhibition and can be seen until Juli 2023.

National Gallery Reflecting Ashlars, 4-panel silkscreen print on glass, 230 x 350 cm, has been commissioned by the Chicago Biennial, 2017 and was part of New Views, Elmhurst Art Museum, 2018

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Stilted House

Fugen, Die Möglichkeit einer Insel, Berlin 17.09 - 14.11. 2021

"Die Fuge, als ein musikalisches Kompositionsprinzip, beruht auf polyphoner Mehrstimmigkeit. Architektonisch betrachtet steht sie für Toleranz: die Fuge hält im und am Bau Dinge zusammen und gibt ihnen gleichzeitig Spiel. Für Hamlet wiederum war die Ordnung der Zeit aus den Fugen geraten." 

Carsten Fock, Günther Förg, Sabine Hornig, Veronika Kellndorfer, Heimo Lattner, Ulrich Lamsfuß, Isa Melsheimer, Jonathan Monk, Alona Rodeh, Erik Schmidt, Heidi Specker, Claudia Wiesner. Zusammengestellt von Stephanie Kloss

Inselstr. 7 , 10179 Berlin

Die Arbeit Stilted House wurde von Veronika Kellndorfer 2017 für die Einzelausstellung Tropical Modernism, part 4 im Nasjonalmuseet Oslo, geschaffen. 2019 wurde die Arbeit in Fiction and Fabrication, im MAAT, Museu Arte, Arquitectura e Tecnologia, Lissabon ausgestellt.

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Open House

Open House at the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin, June 4-6, 2021

At the invitation of Joachim Jäger, Veronika Kellndorfer photographed the empty hall of the Neue Nationalgalerie shortly after it closed for refurbishment in 2015. The resulting images are already imbued with a historical dimension, as they show the Neue Nationalgalerie in a kind of archaeological interim that will never be seen again. Some of these works are now being shown as part of the pre-opening days at the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin.

Neue Nationalgalerie Potsdamer Str. 50 10785 Berlin

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folded shell

FOLDED SHELL - Commissioned work based on Goldstein Residence

In this recently commissioned collaboration with Michael Smith Inc. and Christopher Grimes Project, my research on Brazilian Modernism amalgamates with the Californian architecture of the '60s and '70s exploring John Lautner's Sheats-Goldstein Residence.    

Silkscreen on glass, 3 panels, Los Angeles, CA. Courtesy Michael Smith Inc.

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arch +

SCREENS & SIEVES, Ausstellungskatalog N°39

Verein der Freunde und Förderer des Mies van der Rohe Hauses e.V. (Hg.)
Ingolf Kern und Wita Noack im Gespräch mit Veronika Kellndorfer (dt./engl.)
60 Seiten, 17 Abbildungen
Verlag: form + zweck
ISBN 978-3-947045-20-4

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