Luisenforum/ Brandenburger Strasse 5

Tilman Wendland

Untitled, 2006

Cardboard, masonite, magazine copy,

varible dimensions

Courtesy of the artist & European Art Projects

Photo: Krzysztof Zieliński / European Art Projects

Further images of the installation

Archigram / Peter Cook

Plug-In City, Max. Pressure Area Section, 1964

Hand coloured print with added colour film, 84 x 176 cm

Archigram Archives Collection

Photo: Krzysztof Zieliński / European Art Projects

Victor Nieuwenhuijs & Maartje Seyferth

New Babylon de Constant, 2005

Video/ DVD, 13 min

Courtesy of the artists

Photo: Krzysztof Zieliński / European Art Projects

Matthias Müller

Vacancy, 1998

16 mm on DVD, colour, sound

Courtesy of the artists and Galerie Volker Diehl, Berlin

Photo: Krzysztof Zieliński / European Art Projects

Rula Halawani

The Wall, 2005

6 channel video installation

Variable dimensions

Courtesy of the artist

Photos: Krzysztof Zieliński / European Art Projects

One thematic block concentrates on late modernist designs for the ideal city.

Tilman Wendland's sculptural installation refers to Chandigarh, Brasilia,

and Oskar Hansen's plans in Poland. Matthias Muller's film Vacancy,

dedicated to Brasilia, establishes an immediate dialogue with that work.

On view are also sketches and collages relating to Archigram's Plug-In City

and Victor Nieuwenhuijs' & Maartje Seyferth's film New Babylon de Constant.

The utopias of modernism are framed by two installations on the upper and

lower floors which concerns themselves with the political reality of a city.

Rula Halawani's multi-part projection shows everything but a 'heavenly Jerusalem',

much more a city divided and hermetically cordoned off which

by the construction of the security wall is only partly useable

and experienced by its residents. Tarek Al-Ghoussein' freely suspended

photo installation also alludes to the wall in Jerusalem, although the photos

of anonymous construction sites were made where he lives in Sharjah.