Exhibitions

Past Exhibitions

Production Routes

Production Routes

Modernity, Promise or Menace, a film by Teri Wehn Damisch and Jean-Louis Cohen, 2014; 28 Large Concrete Panel Systems, 1931–1981, a study by Pedro Alonso and Hugo Palmarola, 2012; The Architects, a film by Amie Siegel, 2014; Friedrich Mielke: Discipline and Passion, the Science of Stairs, a film by Stephan Trüby, 2014

 


The exhibition explores a transnational
circulation of prefabricated large
concrete panels patented between 1931
and 1981, weaving them into a historical
collage of ambitions and short-lived
enthusiasm for utopian dreams. The
featured films and models portray
the ambivalence of modern housing
projects, which sought to promote
equality while reducing life forms to
an assembly line. Generic architectural
production forms of the 21st-century
are similarly caught up within the
hegemonic global circulation of
resources and markets.

OPENING DATE:

Thursday 15 January 2015

CLOSING DATE:

Saturday 02 May 2015

LOCATION:

The Agnes and Beny Steinmetz Wing for Architecture and Design Galleries 1 & 2 Herta and Paul Amir Building

CURATOR:

Meira Yagid-Haimovici

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  • Modernity, Promise or Menace?, 2014 , A film by Teri Wehn Damisch and Jean-Louis Cohen 17:08 min. With excerpts from the film: Mon Oncle, 1958 Director: Jacques Tati © Les Films de Mon oncle – Specta Films CEPEC
  • Inauguration of the first KPD buildings in Estero viejo, Quilpué, 1973 (photo: Nolberto Salinas González)
  • La Muette Housing Project, Drancy, 1934, Architects: Marcel Lods, Eugène Beaudouine, Vladimir Bodiansky © Fond Lods, Académie d'architecture, Cité de l'architecture & du patrimoine, Archives d'architecture du XXe siècle
  • The Architecture of Jean Prouvé, 1982, From the TV Journal JA2 Dernière, 16 February 1982 © Institut national de l'audiovisuel (INA
  • The production of a pre-fabricated concrete window panel is celebrated at the KPD factory, Quilpué, 1974 (photo: Nolberto Salinas González)
  • 28 Large Concrete Panel Systems, 1931–1981,  A study by Pedro Alonso and Hugo Palmarola, 2012-2014
  • Friedrich Mielke: Discipline and Passion, the Science of Stairs, 2014 , A film by Stephan Trüby, 50:00 min.
  • Amie Siegel, The Architects, 2014 HD video, color, sound, Image courtesy the artist and Simon Preston Gallery, New York. Commissioned by Storefront for Art and Architecture
  • Friedrich Mielke: Discipline and Passion, the Science of Stairs, 2014, A film by Stephan Trüby, 50:00 min.