Thursday, October 25, 2012, 7 pm
Artist Talk

With Arno Brandlhuber (architect, Berlin) and Marius Babias (n.b.k. director)

The exhibition Archipel (Archipelago) is the first solo show of Berlin architect Arno Brandlhuber (b. 1964) at an art institution. Brandlhuber participated in the Venice Architecture Biennale (2012, 2008, 2006, 2004), designed, with the artist Thomas Demand, the German pavilion at the São Paulo Biennale (2004), and presented his designs all over the world; he has also received numerous German and international architecture awards. Brandlhuber has transformed the exhibition space at Neuer Berliner Kunstverein into an insular urban landscape made of concrete (with various additional substances) using elements from previous exhibitions. Neuer Berliner Kunstverein and Arno Brandlhuber began their collaboration in 2011. In the election campaign poster RGB 165/96/36 CMYK 14/40/80/20 for the local Berlin elections (available as an edition), Brandlhuber demanded alternatives from policy makers to construction plans and the linked social order.