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Exhibition: Lebbeus Woods, ON-line

  • 00:00 - 8 July, 2014
Exhibition: Lebbeus Woods, ON-line
Exhibition: Lebbeus Woods, ON-line, Aerial Paris. 1989. Copic Marker on tracing paper on board, 815 × 507 mm © Estate of Lebbeus Woods
Aerial Paris. 1989. Copic Marker on tracing paper on board, 815 × 507 mm © Estate of Lebbeus Woods

The Museum for Architectural Drawing presents Lebbeus Woods, ON-line, an exhibition of the finest works of architectural theorist, draftsman, educator and architect, Lebbeus Woods (1940–2012). Curated by his longtime friend and partner Christoph a. Kumpusch, the exhibition brings together a collection of Woods’ visionary works that have never been exhibited before. The intensely rendered architectural and urban environments produced early on in Woods’ career are exhibited together for the first time. These ink and pencil drawings cover a wide range of Woods’ research and re-imagination of cities both real and fictive and support Woods’ longstanding desire to show the capacity of architecture as a transformative and eloquent force.

Geomagnetic Flying Machines. 1989.  Watercolor over a pencil drawing, 790 x 575 mm © Estate of Lebbeus Woods
Geomagnetic Flying Machines. 1989. Watercolor over a pencil drawing, 790 x 575 mm © Estate of Lebbeus Woods

For the first time, Woods’ “4 Cities & Beyond” (1982–1983) projects -including “A City” (1987) and “Centricity” (1987–1988) – are brought together with depictions of “Region M” (1984), “Underground Berlin” (1988) and a design for a “Meta-Institute” (1994–1995). Figuratively floating above and between these locales are Woods’ delicate, metal-plated and "Geomagnetic Flying Machines” (1988).

Geomagnetic Flying Machines. 1988. Ink on tracing paper on board, 832 × 811 mm © Estate of Lebbeus Woods
Geomagnetic Flying Machines. 1988. Ink on tracing paper on board, 832 × 811 mm © Estate of Lebbeus Woods

By focusing on the diverse characteristics of his line work, the show demonstrates Woods’ complete investment in drawing as the most forceful, evocative and uniquely architectural mode of communication. Colour, tone, shade and shadow are deployed both in the service of clarity and the evocation of atmosphere. These works are simultaneously forceful and fragile, imbued with the author’s singular language and conviction that drawings can say things words cannot. 

Region M. 1984. Pencil on paper, 358 × 308 mm © Estate of Lebbeus Woods
Region M. 1984. Pencil on paper, 358 × 308 mm © Estate of Lebbeus Woods
  • Title

    Exhibition: Lebbeus Woods, ON-line
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  • From

    June 28, 2014 05:27 PM
  • Until

    October 03, 2014 05:27 PM
  • Venue

    Tchoban Foundation - Museum for Architectural Drawing
  • Address

    Christinenstraße 18, 10119 Berlin, Germany
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Cite: "Exhibition: Lebbeus Woods, ON-line" 08 Jul 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/525005/exhibition-lebbeus-woods-on-line/> ISSN 0719-8884

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