Essence Angewandte Institute of Architecture year end exhibition at the Künstlerhaus, Vienna.
The exhibition design by Hani Rashid was conceived as a field matrix that displays and proliferates, information, models and materials from the Institutes architecture departments. The resulting terrain is a landscape of varying visions for the future of architecture. Over 60 works of students from the three design studios Zaha Hadid, Greg Lynn, and Hani Rashid were “spawned” across the field of 600 podiums.
The Essence Show 2012
Wednesday, 06/27 — 07/15
Karlsplatz 5, 1010 Vienna
As as these contemporary ideas and works were all either influenced or directly managed manufactured and represented through computing and digital means, the installation presents itself as an antidote and in someways as a quasi-analog environment while also being a datascape. The works are purposely folded, juxtaposed and intersected so as to heighten both their ideological affiliations and disparities. The 144 lighting points (sponsored by Zumtobel), as well as video accompaniment were thought of also as data sent into the space to provide at once atmosphere as well as didactic information and surplus.
The highlight of an academic year at the Angewandte is the annual exhibition The Essence. The Essence showcases the origins and development processes of selected individual and group projects by students and graduates from the preceding winter and summer semesters. They represent the various art departments as extraordinary idea workshops with their own unique profiles, in exemplary fashion. In collaboration curators organize together with lecturers and students an exhibtion of the most intriguing projects from the study programmes Architecture, Industrial Design, Fine Arts, Stage Design, Design, Conservation and Restoration, Media Art, and Language Art, staging them in a prominent museum context in Vienna.