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Explore Alexander Brodsky's Architectural Fantasy at Berlin's Tchoban Foundation

  • 06:00 - 1 March, 2015
Explore Alexander Brodsky's Architectural Fantasy at Berlin's Tchoban Foundation
Explore Alexander Brodsky's Architectural Fantasy at Berlin's Tchoban Foundation , "Place of Overall Prosperity", Alexander Brodsky (1998). Image Courtesy of Tchoban Foundation. Museum for Architectural Drawing
"Place of Overall Prosperity", Alexander Brodsky (1998). Image Courtesy of Tchoban Foundation. Museum for Architectural Drawing

From March 13, Berlin's Tchoban Foundation Museum for Architectural Drawing will showcase the work of acclaimed Russian artist and architect Alexander Brodsky in the eponymous exhibition "Alexander Brodsky. Works."

Curated by Daria Paramonova, architect and co-curator of the Russian Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Biennale, the exhibition will feature a collection of Brodsky's new and old work and run until June 5.

Learn more about the exhibition and view selected works on display after the break.

"Architect", Alexander Brodsky (1984). Image Courtesy of Tchoban Foundation. Museum for Architectural Drawing "Untitled", Alexander Brodsky (1993). Image Courtesy of Tchoban Foundation. Museum for Architectural Drawing "Untitled", Alexander Brodsky (2014). Image Courtesy of Tchoban Foundation. Museum for Architectural Drawing "Vanishing Points", Alexander Brodsky (1997). Image Courtesy of Tchoban Foundation. Museum for Architectural Drawing + 10

"Untitled", Alexander Brodsky (2012). Image Courtesy of Tchoban Foundation. Museum for Architectural Drawing
"Untitled", Alexander Brodsky (2012). Image Courtesy of Tchoban Foundation. Museum for Architectural Drawing

Frequently credited as a co-founder of the Soviet 'Paper Architecture' movement, Brodsky rose to prominence in the 1980s following his graduation from the Moscow Architecture Institute in 1978. Together with Ilya Utkin, his richly detailed scenes of architectural fantasies subverted what the exhibition's organizers describe as "the architectural standardization of the post-Soviet era."

"Architect", Alexander Brodsky (1984). Image Courtesy of Tchoban Foundation. Museum for Architectural Drawing
"Architect", Alexander Brodsky (1984). Image Courtesy of Tchoban Foundation. Museum for Architectural Drawing

Brodsky's landscapes, reconstructed horizons, and industrial vignettes are rendered in painstakingly detailed and startlingly convincing engravings, pencil drawings, and screen prints. Supplemented by a selection of models and architectural objects that verge on installation pieces, the exhibition reflects the key motifs of Brodsky's over three-decade long artistic career.

"Vanishing Points", Alexander Brodsky (1997). Image Courtesy of Tchoban Foundation. Museum for Architectural Drawing
"Vanishing Points", Alexander Brodsky (1997). Image Courtesy of Tchoban Foundation. Museum for Architectural Drawing

Since establishing is own practice in Moscow in 2000, Brodsky has worked as an architect, though his artistic works continue to receive acclaim. His works are held in numerous private collections around the world, and can be found in the German Architecture Museum in Frankfurt/Main, the MoMA in New York, and the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston.

"Untitled", Alexander Brodsky (2014). Image Courtesy of Tchoban Foundation. Museum for Architectural Drawing
"Untitled", Alexander Brodsky (2014). Image Courtesy of Tchoban Foundation. Museum for Architectural Drawing

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Cite: "Explore Alexander Brodsky's Architectural Fantasy at Berlin's Tchoban Foundation " 01 Mar 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/603986/explore-alexander-brodsky-s-architectural-fantasy-at-berlin-s-tchoban-foundation/> ISSN 0719-8884
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