May 31, 2018, 10 am – 2 pm
Many thanks to the artist Isa Melsheimer for her lecture “UNLOVED BUILDINGS” and discussing the works of our participants.
“Berlin-based artist Isa Melsheimer, born in 1968, studied at the University of Arts in Berlin between 1991 and 1997. Known for her engagement with the history of architectural styles — especially the legacy of modernism and examples of concrete architecture from the 1950s through 1970s — Isa Melsheimer’s works are expressions of her intense research as well as formal investigations. The artist acts as archeologist of often forgotten or neglected buildings, recreating their distinctive shapes both from her study and from her vivid reimagining of the forms and the spirits of the structures. The shift of scale inherent in the artist’s allusion to architectural structures often lets the works, made from poured concrete, appear as benches, stool-like objects, tiered steps, or hollow containers that sometimes double as sites of constructed exotic vegetation.” (Text by courtesy of Isa Melsheimer)
More information on the ISA MELSHEIMER Website.