Planbureau designed an installation made of concrete casting plywood molds for the Karl Heinz Adler exhibition.
Using Adler’s work as a point of departure, the exhibition in Kiscell Museum focuses on a briefly explored topic. As his work was an example of abstract art, Adler was not allowed to participate in the official East-German art scene from the 1960's until 1988. At the same time however, his abstract geometrical forms made out of concrete were very popular decorations for facades and partitions; as a result, Adler’s architectural sculptures became a defining feature of the streets of Dresden and Berlin. The exhibition explores a peculiar aspect of “Hungarian abstraction”: starting out from Karl-Heinz Adler’s geometrical architectural sculptures, it examines the ways in which geometrical abstraction appeared on Hungarian public buildings in the ’70s and ’80s.
The installation consists plywood molds used for concrete casting. The intact panels are to be reused as the exhibition is over, reducing the impact on the environment. The self-supporting paravan like structure has an advantage in easy and quick assembling and dismantling. This was required in the brief as the Museum rents the former baroque church interior for various events interrupting the exhibition. On the other hand the sawtooth construction recalls the way of reduction and repetition typical in abstract art.
lead design: Daniel Lakos
Structural design : Demeter Fogarasi
graphic design: Aron Kútvölgy-Szabó
Curators: Márta Branczik, Zsóka Leposa (Kiscell Museum – Municipal Picture Gallery)
photos: Balazs Danyi