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VERONIKA KELLNDORFER

Book Launch Wild Windows at Casa de Vidro
talk with Renato Anelli, Tereza de Arruda and Veronika Kellndorfer

The artist book Wild Windows reflects Brazilian Modernism and the current discourse on vernacular ways of approaching architecture and nature.

Saturday February 17th 2024, 14:00 - 16:00

Instituto Bardi/Casa de Vidro | Rua General Almério de Moura, 200 | Morumbi, São Paulo / SP, Brasil

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Wild Windows, Brazilian Projects, Artist Book

The catalog Wild Windows reflects on architectures of cohabitation and on the current discourse on vernacular ways of approaching architecture and nature. The title refers to Veronika Kellndorfer's more than twenty years of research on the pictorial significance of windows. A large portion of the book is devoted to her photographic sources: images reflecting analogies of plants, architecture, and public space. She interweaves these images with views from her exhibitions on Lina Bo Bardi and Burle Marx. The book is flanked by a conversation between the artist, and the architectural theorists Beatriz Colomina and Mark Wigley, as well as short texts by the respective curators of the exhibitions.

Published by Spector Books, Leipzig September 2023

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Finissage: Dialogue with Silver Lake - Metabolism of Architecture, Neutra VDL House

Kellndorfer’s artistic intervention manifests as freestanding glass sculptures that reflect the building’s mirrors and watery surface. The engraved silkscreened images capture the interplay of light and shadow on the building’s surfaces, engendering a dynamic connection between the architecture ans its environment.

Neutra VDL House, 2300 Silver Lake Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90039

August 27th 2023

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ORNAMENT UND MATERIE - Zeitgenössische Positionen zum Jugendstil, Braunlage    

Die Ausstellung ORNAMENT UND MATERIE fragt nach einer heutigen Betrachtung des Jugendstils. Sieben Künstlerinnen beziehen sich in situ auf die Jugendstil-Ära mit ihrem ornamentalen Design und ihrer gesellschaftlichen Lebensreform.

Für die Fenster der Marmordiele druckt Veronika Kellndorfer raumhohe Vorhänge. Die Dreidimensionalität der Falten gedruckt auf ein zweidimensionales Textil eröffnet einen trompe-l’oeil Effekt. Die photographische Vorlage hat sie im Wohnhaus von Lina Bo Bardi in São Paolo aufgenommen. Im Musiksaal platziert sie einen gläsernen Kreis, mit dem Motiv sich im Glas spiegelnder Pflanzen als Referenz an die Kreis-Obsession Albin Müllers.

Sanatorium Dr. Barner, Dr. Barner-Straße 1, 38700 Braunlage

10. Juni  – Oktober 2023

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Dialogue with Silver Lake - Metabolism of Architecture, Neutra VDL House

Veronika Kellndorfer's exhibition explores the idea that architecture serves as a preservation of history. She investigates how the past manifests itself in buildings and how these traces can be transformed into images of architectural spaces. Her work raises essential questions concerning representation and the capacity of art to create accurate and evocative images of architecture. After immersing herself in the Neutra VDL House's history and design during an intensive research period in March 2022, Kellndorfer has produced a collection of new works that respond to the site's context, history, and design.

Neutra VDL House, 2300 Silver Lake Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90039

June 3rd – August 27th 2023

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Architecture of Plants, a site-specific work commissioned for the Brick & Machine building in Culver City, CA

Architecture of Plants extends over the entire glass facade becoming an essential part of the building. Spanning from the ground floor entrance to the top floor, this photographic glass image merges with the facade: a juxtaposition of plants in relation to the geometric architecture of the rectangular window mullions. The succulent’s size is exaggerated and gains an architectural dimension in relation to the existing structure and the viewer's perspective.

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Architectures of Cohabitation , ARCH+ im Schau Fenster
7. Mai bis 5. Juni 2022, Eröffnung: 6. Mai, 19 Uhr

Architectures of Cohabitation verfolgt die Idee, dass menschliche und nichtmenschliche Lebewesen eine untrennbare Gemeinschaft bilden. Anhand von fünf architektonischen Elementen – Boden, Innenwand, Fassade, Fenster und Dach – wird das Zusammenleben von Menschen und nicht-menschlichen Spezies im, ums, auf und unter dem Haus neu gedacht.

Zu jedem Element wird ein 1:1-Prototyp der Cohabitations-Architektur in der Ausstellung präsentiert, gestaltet von den Architekt* innen, Designer* innen und Künstler*innen Animali Domestici, ChartierDalix, Veronika Kellndorfer, Natural Building Lab / TU Berlin und Zirkular.

Schau Fenster, Lobeckstr. 30, 10969 Berlin

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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 - 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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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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