Exhibition Rem Koolhaas
From November 15, 2003 till Janurary 18, 2004 the Staatliche Museum of Berlin and the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) will conjointly present the largest ever exhibition about the Dutch architect, Rem Koolhaas, his architectural office OMA and its think-tank AMO. The exhibition takes place in the run-up to the opening of the Dutch Embassy in Berlin, designed by OMA, and will be supported by the Dutch government.
Rem Koolhaas, Pritzker-Price and Praemium-Imperiale laureate, is one of the most discussed architects and architectural theorists of our times. This show staged in the upper hall of Mies van der Rohe`s Neue Nationalgalerie is the first major exhibition in a museum since 1994, the exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
OMA/Rem Koolhaas have assumed a leading position in the architectural world through their innovative research techniques, thinking and design. Their unique standing derives from the fact that they constantly explore and employ new disciplines in an effort to maximize the potential of every project, from detached family houses (House in Bordeaux) to high-rise buildings (CCTV Beijing).
This exhibition will be an overview of OMA-AMO`s architecture and design projects as well as a choice of the most outstanding innovations especially since the late 90s. Previously unreleased projects are made available to the public in an extraordinary and exceptional exhibition concept.
CONTENT is supported by artist and designers who co-operated with OMA-AMO, for instance Tony Oursler with his Multimedia installation of "Junkspace", a text written by Koolhaas, and Jeff Preiss with new film to be shown in an experimental manner. Candida Höfer is going to present her brand-new photographs of the Dutch Embassy in Berlin for the first time. Numerous architecture models will be on display in topic-related sections (e.g. high-risers, museum projects, one-family houses). Furthermore, there will be film-installations, a film-archive and a reading room are available and the visitors will be offered an insight into the theories of Rem Koolhaas and OMA-AMO`s many project publications.
The entrance fee is 6 Euro / 3 Euro.
Opening hours: Tuesday, Wednsday and Friday from 10am to 6pm,
Thursday from 10am to 10pm, Satruday and Sunday 11am to 6pm.