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Image: Studio Other Spaces, Lyst Restaurant, 2019 Vejle, Denmark. Photo: Søren Gammelmark Commissioned by: Morten Kirk Johansen © 2019 Studio Other Spaces

Artists: Olafur Eliasson, Sebastian Behmann
Curator: Christiane Rekade
Project partners: Barth Innenausbau, Talking Water Society in cooperation with Pichler, Frener & Reifer

Kunst Meran Merano Arte presents the first institutional exhibition of Studio Other Spaces (SOS). Founded in Berlin in 2014 by Danish artist Olafur Eliasson and German architect Sebastian Behmann, SOS combines art and architecture through experimental and interdisciplinary work.

The presentation of various projects, models, prototypes and objects illustrates the studio’s in-depth research and conscious handling of space and resources. For Kunst Meran/Merano Arte the studio has developed a new, sustainable and highly contemporary form of presentation that invites viewers to rethink the traditional way in which architectural exhibitions are staged.

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Image: Lisa Ponti, Senza titolo. Collezione privata. Courtesy Archivio Lisa Ponti

Artist: Lisa Ponti
Curators: Christiane Rekade, Salvatore Licitra (Archivio Lisa Ponti und Gio Ponti Archives), Massimo Martignoni

The exhibition for the first time offers an insight into the rich world of the drawings of Lisa Ponti (1922-2019), artist, author and long-time editor of Domus magazine. While her drawings are less well-known than her work as an architectural and art critic, they clearly demonstrate that Lisa Ponti was more than capable of working independently of her father, the famous architect and designer Gio Ponti.

Immediacy and directness – applied to the paper in decisive, dynamic strokes – are what distinguish Ponti’s works, as well as her wonderful poetry, fine humour and restrained elegance. Her drawings were exclusively done on sheets of A4 paper. In the words of the artist: “È un bene usare un foglio sempre uguale, cosi il disegno sa dove atterrare [It’s good always to use the same size of paper so the drawings know where to land]”.

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A house for contemporary art in the old part of Merano

Open all year round, Merano Arte presents changing exhibitions in the fields of fine arts, architecture, literature, music, photography, and new media on 500 square meters of exhibition space over three floors. The body responsible for the institution is the non-profit association Kunst Meran Merano Arte, which is financed by  public and private funds.



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