Veronika Kellndorfer at Deutsche Bank Kunsthalle

July 6, 2017

Veronika Kellndorfer, Deutsche Ban Kunsthalle

Veronika Kellndorfer, installation view, Tropical Pattern, 2017 in Roberto Burle Marx: Brazilian Modernist, Deutsche Bank Kunsthalle, Berlin, Germany. Photo: Ulrich Schwarz

Veronika Kellndorfer, Deutsche Bank Kunsthalle

Veronika Kellndorfer, installation view, Tropical Pattern, 2017 in Roberto Burle Marx: Brazilian Modernist, Deutsche Bank Kunsthalle, Berlin, Germany. Photo: Ulrich Schwarz

Veronika Kellndorfer, Deutsche Bank Kunsthalle

Veronika Kellndorfer, installation view, Tropical Pattern, 2017 in Roberto Burle Marx: Brazilian Modernist, Deutsche Bank Kunsthalle, Berlin, Germany. Photo: Ulrich Schwarz

Veronika Kellndorfer is featured in the exhibition Roberto Burle Marx: Brazilian Modernist at the Deutsche Bank KunstHalle in Berlin, Germany. Through more than 100 works, the exhibition explores the richness and breadth of Burle Marx's expansive career – his landscape architecture, painting, sculpture, theatre design, textiles, and jewelry – as well as related works by contemporary artists.

 

Roberto Burle Marx (1909–1994) was one of the most prominent landscape architects of the twentieth century. The son of a German-Jewish father and a Brazilian mother Burle Marx embraced modernism in the early 1930s, as the movement was taking hold in his country among artists and intellectuals. Using abstraction as his guiding principle, and grand sweeps of voluminous local foliage and colorful flora, Burle Marx devised a new form of landscape expression, revolutionizing garden design. Throughout his more than sixty-year career, Burle Marx designed over 2,000 gardens worldwide and discovered close to fifty plant species, while simultaneously creating paintings and objects of exuberant, rare beauty. Many of Burle Marx’s most important and innovative projects are represented in the exhibition by designs, maquettes, drawings, paintings, and photographs. These designs create a dialogue with the contemporary works included in the show. Among the artists represented are Juan Araujo, Paloma Bosquê, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Veronika Kellndorfer, Luisa Lambri, Arto Lindsay, Nick Mauss and Beatriz Milhazes.

 

For her participation in the exhibition Kellndorfer presents her new piece, Tropical Pattern, which depicts the famous pavement of the Copacabana promenade in Rio de Janeiro, completed by Burle Marx in 1970. By placing the work directly on the window of the building, Kellndorfer incorporates the aesthetics of Brazilian Modernism into both the interior and exterior of the exhibition space.

 

Roberto Burle Marx: Brazilian Modernist opens to the public on July 7 and will be on view through October 3, 2017.