inde/jacobs is in a space designed by Claesson Koivisto Rune of Stockholm. The building exemplifies the minimalist vernacular.
Donald Judd / Dan Flavin & others
Limited edition artwork by Donald Judd, Dan Flavin & other artists associated with the Chinati Foundation.
Beck / Hirschi / Stakle / Hunt / Vissers . . .
Artwork that focuses on materials and their manipulation .This is an logical extension of the minimalist focus on material.
C l a e s s o n k o i v i s t o r u n e
In search of the essence of the grid
May 18, 2018 - july 9, 2018
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, May 18, 5:30 - 7:30 with Marten Claesson.
"We have selected what we consider to be the twelve best skyscraper faces and interpreted them, adjusting them to our liking. Abstracting them into something other than architecture. They are traces of houses, but removed from their width-height proportion, removed from detail, removed from reality."
Architecture is not art and art is not architecture. But it is possible to find art in architecture and architecture in art. Or put in another way: It’s easy to imagine that architects Mies van der Rohe or Oscar Niemeyer would have been influenced by the works of artists Agnes Martin or Carl Andre. Or, indeed, the other way around. In the period of late modernism in the 1950’s and 60’s, the optimism of the future was at a peak. Man could build bigger, taller and more efficiently. The skyscraper was not just a monument to its developer but to the progress of humanity. New building principles and curtain wall technology created a new aesthetic based on the grid. Strict parameters had been at the essence of the neoclassical architecture of the 19th century (and before). No surprise: The original modernist architects were taught under the same principles by the academies. They just changed focus.
Similarly, we felt the urge to reverse focus.
The grid is all about repetition, proportions and artistic sensibility. The face of the skyscraper is its façade. This is something other than that which it is typically recognized for: its awe-inspiring height and poise. We have selected what we consider to be the twelve best skyscraper faces and interpreted them, adjusting them to our liking. Abstracting them into something other than architecture. They are traces of houses, but removed from their width-height proportion, removed from detail, removed from reality.
In lack of better words, you may call it a search for the essence of the grid
Claesson Koivisto Rune is a Swedish architectural partnership, founded in Stockholm in 1995, by Mårten Claesson, Eero Koivisto and Ola Rune. It started as an architectural firm, but has since become an internationally-acclaimed, multi- disciplinary office with an equal emphasis on both architecture and design.
As the first Swedish office to have exhibited in the international section at the Venice Architecture Biennale, in 2004, they are also responsible for acclaimed projects such as the inde / jacobs Gallery building in Marfa, Örsta Gallery building in Kumla, Tind Prefab house collection, Widlund House on Öland, Sfera Building culture house in Kyoto, Nobis Hotel in Stockholm and Zander K Hotel in Bergen.
Faciem was made October 2016 - September 2017 by Mårten Claesson, Eero Koivisto, and Ola Rune with the assistance of Linnea Freij, Oliver Cap, Patrick Coan, Oliver Cap, and Joel Nilsson-Fjällström. The project is derived from the architects’ / artists’ passion, discussions, research and experience of architecture after close to a quarter of a century in the profession.
Gallery Hours: Wed - Sat 12 - 5 +