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Today, 12.11.2015, 19 h:
Lecture and film screening
With Axel Wieder and Florian Zeyfang
KW Institute for Contemporary Art
Auguststrasse 69, 10117 Berlin

The concept of the “Open Form”, initially formulated by Polish architect Oskar Hansen (1922–2005) at the XI. CIAM congress in Otterlo, NL, became hugely influential as an early example of participatory and indeterminate thinking. Through Hansen’s work as a professor at the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts, it transgressed the limits of architecture and was further developed by young artists and experimental filmmakers in Poland in the 1970s. On the occasion of the publication Open Form – Space, Interaction, and the Tradition of Oskar Hansen (Sternberg Press), Axel Wieder and Florian Zeyfang will introduce the history of the Open Form and show a selection of films from Hansen’s former students that focus on spatial pedagogies.

Photo: Oskar Hansen at the AICA congress in Wroclaw, 1975, photo: S. Stepniewski, courtesy of Igor Hansen

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