Building on history
“The memorial reminds us that we are separated from the past. At the same time, it reminds us that it is our task to enter into a relationship with history.
That’s why building in existing buildings leads me on a search for architecture that continues the story. Beyond reconstruction and repair. This search for the new, which would not be possible or conceivable without the old, is what I call building on.”
Together with the Forum Baukultur OWL, the Kunsthalle Bielefeld is presenting an exhibition of models and photographs of selected projects by architect Max Dudler.
In his work, Max Dudler repeatedly deals intensively with the subject of the continued construction of cultural monuments. Two of his award-winning buildings have been standing in Bielefeld since 2014, as unequal twins they are part of an architectural project.
The visitor center for the Sparrenburg and the information point for the Johannisberg park landscape relate the cultural monument to the landscape monument.
Max Dudler’s architecture is not a reconstruction of a specific state, but rather a contemporary layer that fits into the eventful history of the site. The architecture translates the expression of the existing substance into a contemporary language.
The exhibition is sponsored by the Dr. Dagmar Nowitzki Foundation for Art and Culture.