Claire Zimmerman

  • Marcel Breuer

    This big retrospective, culled by independent curator Mathias Remmele from the Vitra’s impressive archival collection, extends the recent Breuer recovery efforts.

    This big retrospective, culled by independent curator Mathias Remmele from the Vitra’s impressive archival collection, extends the recent Breuer recovery efforts. Partially lifting the shadow cast by fellow Bauhäuslers Gropius and Mies, original drawings, photographs, models, interactive digital displays, video projections, and, of course, furniture (from 1925 to the late ’70s) portray Breuer as major Weimar designer and successful late modernist à la Saarinen, Rudolph, and Kahn. With a catalogue edited by Remmele and Vitra director Alexander von Vegesack, the show promises major scholarly

  • Hugo Häring

    Organic functionalist Hugo Häring (1882–1958) remains a mysterious figure among Berlin architects of the ’20s and ’30s. Although he was a highly influential theorist within the avant-garde, particularly among its functionalist faction, few of his buildings were ever realized. Today Häring’s historical influence is recognized, but his doctrine involving the indigenous, organic creation of form stands in need of explication. Drawn from the AdK’s Häring archive—and organized by director Matthias Schirren—the exhibition includes 200 drawings, six architectural models, numerous photographs, and works