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THE ARCHITECTURE OF in white font to top edge, DECEPTION CONFINEMENT TRANSFORMATION in black font to centre.

The Architecture of

Deception / Confinement / Transformation

Edited by Sam Bardaouil
Edited by Till Fellrath


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  • With a diverse range of artworks and site-specific commissions, this project explores the fault lines between art and architecture, and the complex relationship between the physical and psychological dimensions of our lived realities
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The publication The Architecture of Deception / Confinement / Transformation accompanies the eponymously titled exhibition trilogy at BNKR – current reflections on art and architecture in Munich and showcases 18 diverse artistic standpoints at the intersection of art and architecture.

Each chapter directly corresponds to the evolving history of the exhibition space, which was originally constructed as a camouflaged air-raid bunker during the Second World War, then used as a postwar internment camp, and finally transformed into its current state as a mixed-use residential and office building.

The Architecture of Deception explores notions of illusion and deception, the creation of new realities, truth versus fiction; Confinement explores notions of shelters and safety, captivity and freedom, ‘outside’ versus ‘inside’; Transformation explores notions of gentrification, decay and definition of living spaces.

With contributions by the editors, David Adjaye and Nikolaus Hirsch, Isabelle Doucet, and Madeleine Freund.

Artists: The Architecture of Deception: Hans Op de Beeck, Emmanuelle Lainé, Bettina Pousttchi, Gregor Sailer, Cortis & Sonderegger, The Swan Collective; The Architecture of Confinement: Ramzi Ben Sliman, Mona Hatoum, Nadia Kaabi-Linke, Annika Kahrs, Özgür Kar, Joanna Piotrovska; The Architecture of Transformation: Dana Awartani, Olivier Goethals, Eva Nielsen, Jeremy Shaw, Hannah Weinberger, Andrea Zittel.

7th Mar 2022
UK, Ireland, Scandinavia, Iceland, Germany, Eastern Europe, & Austria. Arab States non-exclusive
240 mm x 165 mm
184 Pages
150 color
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