Chain Re­ac­tion

Where Berlin - - SIGHTSEEING -

In 1914, in­spi­ra­tion from the single cre­ative force of Paul Scheer­bart, with his fan­tas­ti­cal con­cepts for col­ored glass build­ings, laid the foun­da­tion and vi­sion for the Glass Chain art move­ment. The move­ment’s found­ing con­trib­u­tors, Bruno Taut and Paul Goesch, were both ar­chi­tects who whose artistry extended into the realm of fan­tasy draw­ings. Such vivid vi­sions of crys­tal grot­toes and cas­tles in the air, mod­eled af­ter the pur­suit of utopia, de­fined the Glass Chain. The utopian vi­sion was in­no­va­tive in the time of the young Weimar Repub­lic as the econ­omy strug­gled to stand on its own af­ter the end of WWI. Mod­ern Vi­sion­ar­ies, show­ing at the Ber­lin­is­che Ga­lerie (this page), is the union of evoca­tive wa­ter­col­ors, draw­ings, and texts by the three main con­trib­u­tors to the move­ment. Un­til 31 Oct. www.berlin­is­chega­lerie.de

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