MICHAEL BEUTLER

Herzliche Einladung zu den Veranstaltungen der Städelschule!

Lecture:
Michael Beutler: Portikus Castle
Tuesday, 23rd October, 19 h, Aula

Die Veranstaltung findet in englische Sprache statt.

For the Portikus Michael Beutler has developed one of his largest and most ambitious works to date. Beutler's approach is determinedly experimental. He appropriates the formability and potential uses of different materials and then links them with the given or chosen spatial settings. He is interested in serial production and the functional aspect of building materials, but he usually goes against their original purpose, working out alternative uses for them and developing unintended processing methods. To this end, he devises and constructs his own apparatus and machinery, which he then uses to work on the material as if in an industrial production process. In technical terms, however, Beutler prefers not to get too complex, always sticking to simple mechanical methods so that the formal processing of the material remains easy to identify.

The exhibition in Portikus can be visited till 4th November.