Vortrag Kathleen James-Chakraborty
von 18:15 bis 20:15
Mies’s Neue Nationalgalerie and the Architecture of Modern Memory
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What I term the architecture of modern memory fuses actual ruins or historic structures, or at the least the evocation of them, with modern construction. Often understood as a quintessentially postmodernist approach to the reconstruction of a newly reunited Berlin, it had in fact been used in the Federal Republic since the late 1940s. Although Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin, completed in 1968, is not a classic example of this approach, considering it in relation to the earlier churches and later museums that are examples of the architecture of modern memory provides fresh insights into the way in which its importance transcended issues of style and helped provide an acceptable architectural image for West Germany as well as West Berlin.