Piet Mondrian
Tableau No. XI, with Red, Black, Blue and Yellow, 1925
Oil on canvas
38,5 x 34,5 cm
Coll. Kunstmuseen Krefeld
© Mondrian / Holtzmann Trust c/o HCR International Warrenton VA USA
Photo: Volker Döhne

 
MORE MIES. 15th KREFELDER ARCHITEKTURTAGE
MIES VAN DER ROHE AND DE STIJL

MUSEUMS HAUS LANGE AND HAUS ESTERS
8 – 10 SEPTEMBER 2017

In 1917 Theo van Doesburg, Piet Mondrian and several other painters, art theorists and architects formed the “de Stijl” group and together drew up the basic principles of an esthetic that could be applied to all areas of design. Comparable with the aspirations of the Bauhaus, which was founded shortly after in Germany, functionality and purism were central expressions of a new image of humanity.
To mark its centenary, in Fall 2017 the krefelder architekturtage will turn its attention to possible points of contact, influences and differences between de Stijl and Mies van der Rohe’s architectural concepts in den 1920s. Important aspects such as open plan interiors, a flowing space, and the inclusive design of the entire living environment will be central.