Utopian programs and spacial visualization of the modern and postwar modern in the 20th century are the focus of Albert Weis’s Work. The architects Bruno Taut (1880-1938) und Hans Scharoun (1893-1972) significantly shaped the identity of Berlin with their work. Weis shows their architecture, such as the Berliner Philharmonie and the residential area Onkel Toms Hütte, from an unusual perspective. His photographs and paper works don’t reproduce the buildings, but rather explore their architectural language. Weis approaches his tmotives with the view of a sculptor, his photographs revealing the sculptural qualities of the architectural details.
The exhibition »taut scharoun« shows works from the »philharmonie« series, which Weis began in 2010. With various works Weis examines the structure of the Philharmonie in Berlin, built by Hans Scharoun between 1960 and 1963, as well as the underlying kristalline Formal vocabulary. Through the process of folding and overlapping, a complex group of works develops; made from paperworks, photography and results from his research, partially supplemented with sculptural elements.
With a new group of works combining collage with papercuts, Weis examines the formal language and color palette of the residetial settlement Onkel Toms Hütte, located near the Kunsthaus Dahlem and built by Bruno between 1926 and 1931.
Albert Weis (*1969 in Passau) studied sculpture at the academy for visual arts in Munich and became a masterstudent under James Reineking. He was awarded with numerous prizes and scholarships. Artist residencies led him to Paris, Los Angeles und Dublin. He lives and works in Berlin.