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Yesterday we started hanging the exhibition. The works look really interesting and I can't wait to see how it all looks together!
The glass screen for Phil Coy's work is installed.
Today we have a conservator from RIBA bringing us the original copy of the seminal book Glasarchitektur by Paul Scheerbart from 1914. This book inspired the visionary schemes of many early-modern and expressionist architects. It is also the inspiration for contemporary artists such as Ian Kiaer, whose works, Cabinets #1: Proposal One Claude-Nicolas Ledoux and Cabinets #1: Proposal Two Paul Scheerbart, can be seen in the show. Ian Kiaer is currently also participating in the British Art Show 6 at the Hayward Gallery in London.
This afternoon the 'Blingcrete', currently stored in our loading bay, will be brought up to the gallery and positioned in the space. 'Blingcrete' is like concrete but inlaid with tiny glass spheres. It was developed through research by architect Thorsten Klooster and artist Heike Klussmann. It enlivens and transforms seemingly opaque surfaces with reflected light: a quality that could transform many enclosed spaces.