ARCHICOMICS AS AN INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGE

ARCHICOMICS AS AN INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGE

ARCHICOMICS AS AN INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGE
curated by studio ASYNCHROME & Mélanie van der Hoorn

04.05.2016 bis 08.05.2016

Venue: HDA (House of Architecture) at Palais Thinnfeld, Mariahilferstraße 2, 8020 Graz

Comic artists are both, writers and visual artists. Yet how do text and image relate to each other in their works? What happens in the white space between the images? What do their perspectives evoke? Those and other issues constitute the secret of comic art, also called the ‘Ninth Art’.

 Design of the exhibition. Main wall © studio ASYNCHROME

Internationally there is a growing interest for the narrative potentials of the comic-strip medium as an alternative mode of representation and communication in architecture. Architects use the comic-strip form as an efficient form of applied art: Buildings are brought to life, alternative scenarios to the present are explored, real or fictive inhabitants evoke the stories ‘behind’ the architecture in itself.Archicomics_Bubble_NEU_3

The exhibition Archicomics as an International Language, curated by studio ASYNCHROME (Niemandsräume – eine utopische Spurensuche) und Mélanie van der Hoorn (Bricks & Balloons: Architecture in Comic-Strip Form), presents a selection of comics by future architects from Graz, Oslo and Cleveland. Their works display an astonishing combination of socio-critical engagement, acute self-reflection and subtle humour.

In a context of intense societal changes, Archicomics as an International Language in an attempt to raise consciousness for the potentials of the comic strip as an architectural and theoretical tool, a form of art and a multifaceted mode of communication.

View of the exhibition. Main wall © studio ASYNCHROME

From the 4th to the 8th of May 2016, the House of Architecture in Graz becomes the centre of the blooming scene of 13100721_10156899200180013_1063471617501617498_nthe narrative turn in architecture.

The opening event includes a panel discussion with following participants:
Gerald Hartwig, Comic Artist, ‘Chameleon’
Klaus K. Loenhart, Head of the Institute for Architecture and Landscape (Graz Technical University), terrain
Clemens Luser, Architect – Hope of Glory
Marleen Leitner / Michael Schitnig (studio ASYNCHROME)
Mélanie van der Hoorn (Researcher and curator – Gratwanderung)

Moderator: Lola Anna Seibt (off architecture)

With support from City of Graz/culture and the TU Graz, Institute of Architectural Theory, History of Art and Cultural Studies und Institute for Architecture and Landscape

 

list of PARTICIPANTS (pdf): Infoblatt_Ausstellung_ARCHICOMICS AS AN INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGE

Fotos on HDA´s site: link 1 & link 2

archicomics_HDA_studio ASYNCHROME_day (13)studio ASYNCHROME´s exhibition contribution

EXHIBITION PICTURES – day and night concept

Photos of the exhibition by © studio ASYNCHROME

Photos of the opening by © HDA


Archicomics as an Iinternational Language_muralTeam: Johanna Regger, David Wernig, Emilian Hinteregger with Marleen Leitner & Michael Schitnig

Many thanks for the support!