The Jean Pigozzi African Art Collection

(im)possible! Artists as Architects, Marta Herford (Gehry galleries), Herford, Germany

from 21/02/2015 to 31/05/2015

Marta Herford is a living example of how architects sometimes think of their buildings as sculptures. But what happens when this perspective is reversed, when artists engage with architecture?

In the Marta anniversary year we will be taking a completely new look at these interconnections: can artists as archi-tects be more innovative, radical, provocative when they do not have to worry about building regulations, economic feasibility and investor wishes?

Dreams of (im)possible rooms, drawings of utopian city designs, walk-in space constructions and fictive museums are just some of the fascinating results of such a role reversal. The exhibition presents the whole diversity of artistic border-crossings, and gives several examples taking a look back over the 20th century and thus the beginnings of this intensive exchange of spatial ideas and questions.
Link to the exhibition website