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Exhibition: Paul Friedrich Posenenske and the Building of the Kunsthochschule Kassel

"Paul Friedrich Posenenske and the Building of the Kunsthochschule Kassel"
October 18 - November 5, 2022
Wed - Sat, 3 to 7 p.m.
Exhibition Hall of the Kunsthochschule Kassel
Menzelstraße 13, 34121 Kassel

Opening: Monday, October 17, 7:00 p.m.
Lecture and discussion: Tuesday, 18. October, 6:00 p.m.

The North Building of the Kunsthochschule, completed in 1968 according to the designs of architect Paul Friedrich Posenenske (1919 - 2004) for the reestablished Kassel Academy, is an outstanding example of post-war architecture with its differentiated spatial structure, its high variability and an atmosphere of lightness. It is the focus of the exhibition, which uses extensive original materials to examine the history of the building's creation, use, and future, as well as the person of Paul Friedrich Posenenske.

As part of a year-long interdisciplinary project, students of architecture (University of Kassel) and art history (Kunsthochschule) researched previously unknown or forgotten aspects of Posenenske's design and decision-making processes in the architect's estate. They also analyzed plans from the Kassel City Archives and the private estate, documents from the Hessian State Archives in Marburg, and photographs and original furniture from the Kunsthochschule. The students interviewed former and current users and examined the building itself. Building on the research results, the exhibition will highlight, among other things, the design genesis, cultural influences on the design, the cultural-political context, and also possible future perspectives of the building.

Students: Mouawya Al-Abdullah, Balqis Al-Naabi, Philipp Appel, Christina Bickel, Bernd Eckhardt, Justus Edelmann, Sarah Ehrenfried, Mia Fenner, Franka Rosanna Franzen, Nicole Freier, Vanessa Nadine Fricke, Tanja von Gilsa, Hezrat Haviri, Philipp Hohmann, Heamin Lee, Lara Loescher, Eva-Maria Matt, Sarah Mehring, Ulla Möckel, Nick Neubohn, Celina Philippi, Julia Rolka, Regine Rosenboom, David Sanders, Antonin Steinke, Mishale Wittkopp, Che Yu

Lecturers: Prof. Dr. Alexis Joachimides, Prof. Dr. Philipp Oswalt
Collaboration: Defne Kizilöz, Anna-Lisa Scherfose and Phineas Ebner
Concept Exhibition graphics: 1Kilo, Hansjakob Fehr, Dorothee Wettstein
Film editing: Julia Gens

Thanks to Reinhard Bouley, Stadtarchiv Kassel, Museumslandschaft Hessen Kassel (mhk), Wüstenrot Stiftung.

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