On the occasion of the INDEX Berlin exhibition parcour Mies in Mind, Capitain Petzel is pleased to present The Displacement Effect, curated by Berlin-based art critic and curator Kirsty Bell with Jochum Rodgers, a gallery for historical and modern design and furniture.
Reflecting on the tradition of Modernism in art and architecture, set in motion by Mies van der Rohe in the late 19th century, the gallery's 1960s glass pavilion conceived by Josef Kaiser and Walter Franek sets the stage for an open-ended discursive constellation of art and design. The Displacement Effect presents furniture objects and textiles created over a time period overlapping with Mies’ Neue Nationalgalerie. The six women designers featured were born in the 1920s and 30s into the Modernist era, active in a time in which it was still rare to find women working in the areas of architecture or design. Their objects revolve around questions of proportion, functionality and technical innovation and are brought into dialogue with artworks of contemporary Berlin-based artists, proposing a movement through distinctive counterpoints of art, design and material.
Special Opening Hours
Friday, 20 August | 11am – 7pm
Saturday, 21 August | 11am – 7pm
Sunday, 22 August | 10am – 6pm
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