HAUS-RUCKER-CO // Opening Kunsthal Rotterdam - 29.04.2023
From Saturday 29 April, Kunsthal Rotterdam will be presenting some of the best-known projects by Haus-Rucker-Co. The exhibition Mind Expanders features a selection of works made between 1967 and 1972, a period during which the collective developed its most distinctive and innovative architectural projects.
Mind-expanding happenings: Founded in 1967, the initiators behind Haus-Rucker-Co are the architects Laurids Ortner and Günter Zamp Kelp, and the artist Klaus Pinter, joined by Manfred Ortner in 1972. During the 1960s, – a time of many major changes in society, just like today – Haus-Rucker-Co reacted to the growing sense of alienation in our consumer society, as well as to increasing urbanisation and air pollution. The collective aimed to challenge perceptions of space, break down hierarchies of power, and create utopian urban spaces with lots of clean air and a strong sense of community.
29.04. – 03.09.2023
Foto: Haus-Rucker-Co, Oase Nr. 7, Documenta 5, Kassel 1972