in context of room, building and city


a site for contemporary art; Kiosk at the Bauhaus Dessau, is supposed to be reproduced a temporary building; execution planning Büro 213

Fritz Balthaus: Kiosk

---The development of a site for

contemporary art---


The permanent location and traditional character of exhibition spaces is questioned by contemporary art. This is why a building is proposed that not longer has a permanent location and no space for bureaucracy. Such a building should be small, mobile, have a lean bureaucracy and exist independently.


Repro instead of retro; the building


A building by Mies van der Rohe from 1932 is proposed as the architecture. The found architecture is re-interpreted as an art site and „flying construction“. Thus the „Trinkhalle“ is not built with massive materials as in Dessau, but rather in a modular, lightweight design. It is not intended to reconstruct the original but rather to realize it under conditions of reproduction.


Site as artistic work


The exhibition site should no longer be en-tered like a usual art site, but instead be open to views from the outside much like an architectural glass case. Thus the construct itself becomes a part of what is in-terpreted, not just the art alone within its walls. The opening of the construct is simultaneously its exhibition. Visitors can turn on the light inside the Trinkhalle using a switch on the exterior; thus exhibitions can be seen and launched at any time. The small construct can function as a white cube or a black box. As a white cube it can be looked into through the window at the counter; as a black box the translucent pane is projected upon from the inside. The kiosk window is then the monitor for beamer projections, films or computer screens. Guards are not needed.