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Oskar Hansen Exhibition to Open at Yale School of Architecture

Oskar Hansen Exhibition to Open at Yale School of Architecture

An exhibition on the work of Oskar Hansen (1922-2005), a Polish architect, urban planner, and theorist will open at the Yale School of Architecture (YSoA) on September 1, 2016.

The exhibit, entitled Oskar Hansen: Open Form, will detail “the evolution of Hansen’s theory of Open Form from its origin in his own architectural projects to its application in a firm, visual games, and other artistic practices.”

Through his Open Form theory, Hansen sought to counter the Athens Charter and the followers of Le Corbusier by highlighting participation, process, and a change of hierarchy between artist and viewer.

Courtesy of Igor Hansen
Courtesy of Igor Hansen

As a member of Team 10, Hansen presented his theory at the group’s founding meeting at the International Congresses of Modern Architecture (CIAM) in 1959.

The exhibition is divided into seven sections that develop Hansen’s idea of Open Form—Architect as a Curator, Politics of Scale, Counter-Monument, Architecture as Events, House as Open Form, Art and Didactics, and Tradition of Open Form.

Courtesy of Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts Museum
Courtesy of Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts Museum

Oskar Hansen: Open Form will be on display at YSoA through December 17 in the Paul Rudolph Hall. It is free and open to the public Monday to Friday 9:00-5:00, and Saturday 10:00-5:00.

News via the Adam Mickiewicz Institute (AMI).

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Cite: Sabrina Santos. "Oskar Hansen Exhibition to Open at Yale School of Architecture" 10 Jul 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/790856/oskar-hansen-exhibition-to-open-at-yale-school-of-architecture> ISSN 0719-8884
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