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"Patterns of Speculation": An exhibition on the works of Juergen Mayer.

"Patterns of Speculation": An exhibition on the works of Juergen Mayer.

An exhibition on the works of German architect Juergen Mayer H., entitled “Patterns of Speculation”, just opened at the SF MoMA. Mayer joins two modes of exhibiting architecture in a gallery – installation and documentation – to present a unique, hybrid environment.

The first solo museum exhibition to focus on this internationally recognized, Berlin-based studio, Patterns of Speculation offers a kind of dreamscape: a chamber of hypnotic imagery in which sound and light are set within a three-dimensional matrix of constructed and graphic elements. Data protection patterns serve as the source material for the installation.

These patterns – which are used to conceal information, similar to the lining on the inside of bank envelopes – are translated into different scales and media, from the freestanding modules to frameworks for projected imagery and sound, as well as models for the designs of the depicted buildings.

Long a subject of fascination and object of research for J. MAYER H., the patterns are presented here as the precondition or pretext for the studio’s architecture, a code that lies at the core of its design language.

You can see J.Mayer H. works previously featured on AD here.

More info at the SFMoMA website.

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Sebastian Jordana
Cite: Sebastian Jordana. ""Patterns of Speculation": An exhibition on the works of Juergen Mayer. " 08 Feb 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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