For her first institutional solo exhibition in Germany in twenty years, the American artist Andrea Zittel will expand her Planar Panels installation in the garden house of Haus Esters (2019) to include the iconic Villa Esters by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. The exhibition explores her artistic research into everyday life. Zittel uses designs of living spaces to investigate the psychological and social effects of the “abstract” designs of our living environment. She sees apartments, furniture, newspaper layouts, and Excel spreadsheets composed of geometric surfaces as both visual and temporal “panels” and “patterns.” In the exhibition, Zittel will make new references to avant-garde strategies and the ideal of the convergence of art and life—in particular to Sonia Delaunay as a pioneer of abstraction and applied art.
Curator: Juliane Duft
The exhibition is part of the series of dialogues between Haus Lange and Haus Esters. Under the title LIVING ABSTRACTION the artists Sonia Delaunay and Andrea Zittel meet.