"The Poetics of Boxes" is the first monographic exhibit in Europe of the work of Mathias Klotz, currently one of Chile's most acclaimed international architects. The exhibit opens on Sept. 13 at Aedes Berlin.
The upcoming exhibit will reveal the design approaches and methods of Klotz's characteristic works, as described in the press release below.
"The Poetics of Boxes
Mathias Klotz, Chile
Location: Aedes am Pfefferberg, Studio, Christinenstr. 18-19, 10119 Berlin
Exhibition dates: September 13 – October 17, 2013
Opening: Friday, September 13, 2013, 6:30 PM
Opening hours: Tue-Fri 11 AM – 6:30 PM, Sat/Sun, 1 – 5 PM
Klotz’s works are characterised by their structural clarity. The distinct volumes and lines of his buildings correspond with perfect conceptual rigour to the landscape. In the exhibition this cosmopolitan from the Pacific presents his approaches and working methods..."
"Alongside his work as an architect for over thirty years, Mathias Klotz is also active as a filmmaker and photographer. So in a certain way his buildings can be understood as constructed screenplays. They tell the stories of the inhabitants and the surroundings. Klotz's stylistic devices are framed views, light and shadow, as well as a reduced palette of materials consisting mostly of timber and exposed concrete. Views into and out of the buildings provide a strong connection with the setting. The relationship between inside and outside is a very central theme in Klotz’s oeuvre..."
"As the focus of the exhibition, Mathias Klotz has chosen monochrome photography to highlight the relationship between building and context. Delicate pencil drawings show the design process and the play of volumes in space. Minimalist wooden models round off the exhibition. Additionally, there will be films and colour photographs on view..."
"Klotz has realised buildings at a range of scales – from single-family houses to commercial buildings, right through to a library. The exhibition presents a selection of 25 projects. This includes his first house, the Klotz House, completed in 1991 for his mother, the Ponce House from 2003, as well as buildings from the last seven years: the Raúl House (2007), Eleven Women House (2007), Hunter Douglas Complex (2007), Studio House (2009), Nicanor Parra Library (2012), Valtocado House (2012), Soda House Building (2013), Vitacura 3565 Building (2013), O House/H House (2013), as well as many more.
The newly released monograph ’30 years in architecture – Mathias Klotz’, published by Arquine will be presented at the opening..."
Speaking at the opening will be:
Dr. h.c. Kristin Feireiss, Aedes Berlin
Cristóbal Molina Baeza, Commissioner National Council for Culture and the Arts, Chile (tbc)
Miquel Adriá, Director Arquine, Mexico City
Mathias Klotz, Dean of the Faculty of Architecture of the Diego Portales University, Santiago de Chile
Visual materials on the exhibition are available from Beate Engelhorn: firstname.lastname@example.org
Many thanks to our Aedes cooperation partners for their generous support:
Zumtobel, carpet concept, Axor hansgrohe"