Friday, 20 July 2012

Melsheimer's Green Archipelago

Isa Melsheimer's solo exhibition A Green Archipelago at Esther Schipper echoes the architecture of the city of Berlin, including Mies van der Rohe's Neue Nationalgalerie directly opposite to the gallery.  The title of the exhibition also pays tribute to O.M. Ungers's 1977 project Berlin As Green Archipelago, which suggests fragmentation of the city as it evolves.

Melsheimer at Esther Schipper, Berlin 2012:






Then I came across this proto-archipelagic pocket in another part of Berlin:


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