We cordially invite you and your friends to the opening of the exhibition on Thursday, 27.2.2020 at 7 pm in the Architekturgalerie München in the Kunstareal.
Prof. Uta Graff Chair of Design, TUM
Nicola Borgmann Architekturgalerie München
Fragility is not so much a physical tenderness or fragility, but rather the fact that architectures (should) be in balance with their environment. Similar to a mobile in latent motion, which attempts to constantly balance the forces acting from the outside, all elements are connected and are in equilibrium with each other.
The northernmost tip of Jutland in Denmark, where the Skagerrak and Kattegat meet, is one of the windiest areas in Europe due to its exposed position. The elementary forces of the wind, which move water and sand and successively change the land, can be experienced there all year round. Especially the spring and autumn months are the ideal time for professional windsurfers and kitesurfers.
The task for a wind school involves the necessity of a careful integration into the place as well as the awareness of a materiality appropriate to the place and the task. Time is taken into consideration as a factor of change over the times of day and the seasons as well as the duration of the existence of the designed structure.
The three elements of the exhibition - architecture, textiles and objects - deal with the theme of fragility in different ways: the architectural designs on display seek a harmonious relationship to their surroundings and an adequate response to the elementary forces of the place and the functional requirements of its use. Kvadrat's fabrics run through the exhibition as a background whose colour and texture are in the context of the Nordic landscape; the furniture fits into the exhibition as part of the architecture or becomes an object in itself.