Some Aspects of Le Corbusier’s Work –
Invitation to Four Events
The works shown in the present exhibition, on display until 29 June (see Invitation), testify to Le Corbusier’s more than sixty-year-long artistic productivity and furthermore give an impression of his continuing development as both an artist and an architect.
In light of the significance of Le Corbusier’s artistic oeuvre – he referred to it as “the key” to his work as a whole – PLACART is offering four events at which Tomas Rabara, the gallery owner, will be discussing different aspects of LCs virtually unfathomable work.
The talks, held in German, will begin at 19 o’clock, followed by a short discussion. Seating is limited, so we ask for a short e-mail notification if you would like to attend (see below).
Le Corbusier 1937 working on “Plougrescant”
© akg-images / Paul Almasy; FLC / 2019, ProLitteris, Zurich
Wednesday, 5 June:
LCs Portfolio “Le poème de l’angle droit”
The Artist Book, created 1947-1953, offers a look into LCs pantheistic world view and thereby also into the role of the architect. The fact that he wanted the 19 full-page motifs in the Poème hung in the form of a multi-sectional cross (see above illustration), lends the portfolio an added religious connotation.
Wednesday, 12 June:
“Œuvre Plastique” – LCs Work 1938 at the Kunsthaus Zürich
Le Corbusier at first reacted with reservation to Sigfried Giedion’s suggestion to start out with a presentation in Zurich of the whole breadth of his work – in other words, the works of the architect along with those of the artist. After finally agreeing to the plan and even looking forward to it with a certain amount of euphoria, he was deeply disappointed by the lukewarm resonance.
Wednesday, 19 June:
How Le Corbusier Revived the Art of Tapestry with his Nomadic Murals
Le Corbusier had felt flattered when, in 1935, he was asked to help breathe new life into the dying art-form of tapestry together with Picasso, Braque, Léger, and others. After the war, he once again took up the idea of wall tapestry and developed the concept of the “Nomadic Murals,” or mobile walls. The notion finally engendered more than thirty motifs.
Wednesday, 26 June:
Le Corbusier’s Influence on Cassandre, the Master of the French Poster
Even today, the clearly structured posters from the 1920s in Paris, created by Adolphe Mouron, known as Cassandre, are considered landmarks. Cassandre was especially influenced by his reading of L’Esprit Nouveau, the journal co-published by Le Corbusier in which he propagated the application of his puristic principles. (© Photo: cassandre.fr)