KHBi 5 – exhibition architecture – kunsthalle – display – showpieces – vertigo –
about the architecture of the 5th biennial – exhibition design
by rasso rottenfusser
…that it is idiosyncratic, the KloHäuschen at thewholesale market, is known…
to show a good 60 works by artists there, just with the doors closed, is not an easy thing…
Approach pragmatically – the KloHäsuchen stands for itself as a “jewel case” – at and in one place –
– small and fine – there is no need for a corset or a high-necked evening gown with ete-petetre – space for others without denying oneself -> go back to the start; functional buildings and spaces that do not stand for themselves but exist integratively and together.
everything always calculated and seen from one point of view of the observer – outside the door – the KloHäuschen itself is a showpiece – there is room for a showpiece in which showpieces can be viewed….- and all showpieces look back.
KHBi 5, running time 5 weeks, a good fifty positions —-five floors are obvious.
what does the five stand for? often it is the 4 plus something, for example cardinal points (+ hell), seasons (+ carnival), life juices, elements….. the 5… – > leads to the fifth element – even though in colloquial language it is in fact only used as quintessence, it is however the “essential”, in the sense of an additional, but spiritual main argument – in literal translation, the fifth being… (to earth, fire, water, air) – as a geometrical body a star with infinitely continuing golden ratios within itself, as a outline a pentagon, on the square cube four points outside and one in the center … quintessence ….
five levels, shifted against each other, running around a corner, all the same height, slightly different depths and modulated in the horizontal. the “floors” are not thought of as up and down, but changeable in themselves,-> paternoster; there is no level – all rooms are the same – nothing hidden, continuous, cut open and revealed.
space not as a cartesian construct of geometry, but only in a continuum, with the inside, the outside and all its factors, to which place, history, city belongs – time (of day), light(incidence), passers-by and flâneurs, those waiting, those passing by; we know communication spaces, image spaces, cinema, radio forms spaces between our ears; components and material separate, limit, make permeable, grant insight, foregrounds, backgrounds, perspectives communicate references that are stored in us – white walls, wooden floor, tiles in beige, concrete (it depends on what man makes of it) or what our memory says about it…
the exhibition architecture of the KHBi 5 is small and cut open – we as bodies, too big, cannot make ourselves smaller and thus wander through the biennial en miniature – in our imagination we can – we can open up the spaces, we can unlock them, we have access to the artistic works and the spaces