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(UN)POSSESSED SPACES
Sketches by Stephan Mäder
9. 12. - 23. 1. 2020

(ne)znani prostori
(un)possessed spaces

On Monday, 9 December at 8 pm we kindly invite you to the opening of the exhibition.

Architectural sketch is a living tool and still a relevant mean of observation. The exhibition presents a life journal of the Swiss architect Stephan Mäder and his particular way of observing places. The exhibited works are dominated by two themes, two spaces that complement each other. These are the space for architecture in a landscape or urban context and the space for table, plate, food. It is this duality of the recording of the experiencing of space, culture, the joy of life, that creates for the viewer stories he or she relives and reinterprets them in his or her own way as pleasant and in many cases even humorous. His sketch is at the same time an analytical sketch and a sketch of atmosphere, which, with bold strokes, lines, colours, and contrasts, manages to evoke hapticity and sensory perception. Stephan Mäder’s sketch is an excellent medium for the observer, researcher, and architect. We can talk about his sketch as some kind of a research lab and a manifesto that makes sketch a universal and irreplaceable tool. In the end, however, we have to conclude that his sketches are also works of art.
 
Stephan Mäder (1951) is a Swiss architect, founder and the long-standing dean of the Faculty of Architecture in Winterthur and head of the Zürich based studio Mäder + Mächler. After studying at ETH Zürich at Luigi Snozzi and Aldo van Eyck, he worked at ETH Zürich and at ZHAW Winterthur. He is author of one of the most interesting renovations of the industrial architectural heritage in Switzerland, Halle 180, which now houses the ZHAW Faculty of Architecture in Winterthur. As a long-time friend and collaborator of the Faculty of Architecture in Ljubljana, on many international studies and workshops (Strojna, Ankaran, Vipava, Split, Rijeka), he has been strongly connected with local architectural scene.
UL FA with appreciation continues the travel of the exhibition of sketches by Stephan Mäder, which is after Guimarães, Valencia and Zagreb now in Ljubljana. We are grateful to all who contributed to the preparation of the exhibition and the publication, especially to University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Architecture, Dessa Gallery Architectural Center and architectural studio void.
 
Organiser: Galerija Dessa arhitekturni center
Co-organiser: Univerza v Ljubljani, Fakulteta za arhitekturo
Image Credits: Stephan Mäder
Editor and designer: Uroš Rustja
Texts:  Maruša Zorec, Tadej Glažar, Ilka Čerpes
Translation: Nika Skok Petranovič
 
Exhibition will be on display by 23 January 2020.
 
Happy 2020!

 

(UN)POSSESSED SPACES
Sketches by Stephan Mäder
9. 12. - 23. 1. 2020


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DESSA GALLERY
Architectural center
Židovska steza 4
SI-1000 Ljubljana

 

T +386 1 25 16 010

E galerija@dessa.si

 

Open
Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri: 12:00-18:00
Sat, Sun, Mon, Holidays: closed

 

 

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