House in Bordeaux, France, 1998.


Rem Koolhaas

Kunsthal Rotterdam
Museumpark, Westzeedijk 341
March 27–August 29

Curated by Andres Lepik, Kayoko Ota, and Cristina Steingräber

Rem Koolhaas and his doppelgänger offices OMA and AMO (practice and research, respectively) are the subject of a retrospective that began its run at Mies van der Rohe’s Neue Nationalgalerie Berlin last November. A large number of projects and innovations from 1996 to the present are now installed in one of Koolhaas’s earlier buildings, the Kunsthal Rotterdam. The exhibition, designed by Jens Hommert of OMA, is curated by Kayoko Ota, also of OMA, and Andres Lepik and Cristina Steingräber, both from the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. An accompanying publication about OMA-AMO is edited by Brendan McGetrick (from OMA and AMO). Critical distance is hardly expected, but the Koolhaas collective deserves a comprehensive treatment.