Oskar Hansen. Open Form

Oskar Hansen Study of Linear Continuous System. Courtesy Igor Hansen

Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA) presents the exhibition
OSKAR HANSEN. OPEN FORM, dedicated to the practice of Oskar Hansen (1922–2005), architect, urban planner, theorist and pedagogue.

Hansen was a member of Team 10, the architectural group that formed the first critical voice against the modernist orthodoxy of the Athens Charter and the followers of Le Corbusier. The exhibition traces the evolution of Hansen’s theory of Open Form from its origin in his own architectural projects to its application in film, visual games and performative practices by other artists. Furthermore, the architecture of the exhibition, addressing various exhibition concepts by Hansen, becomes an integral part of the display (ARCHITECT AS A CURATOR).  The exhibition is accompanied by a publication Oskar Hansen – Opening Modernism. On Open Form Architecture, Art and Didactics edited by Aleksandra Kędziorek and Łukasz Ronduda.

10 July 2014 to 6 January 2015
Opening: Thursday, 10 July 2014

Soledad Gutiérrez and Łukasz Rondudain collaboration with Aleksandra Kędziorek

Exhibition organised and produced by: Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA) and the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw. Tour: Museu de Arte Contemporanea de Serralves, Oporto

Credit: Oskar Hansen Study of Linear Continuous System. Courtesy Igor Hansen.

For more information visit: http://www.macba.cat/en/exhibition-oskar-hansen