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Fantastical gardens invading the space

The Kunsthaus Bregenz Museum’s architect Peter Zumthor has curated an exhibition within the venue that seeks to create spaces of artistic reflection, mediation and contemplation.

Centering around the cultural themes he himself cherishes, Zumthor’s ‘Dear to Me’ turns the Austrian museum into a place of architectural discussion and educational discourse, with works by some of his most-appreciated artists, including Hélène Binet, Gerda Steiner and Jörg Lenzlinger.

Descending from the Kunsthaus Bregenz’s uppermost levels, visitors find a fantastical garden on the top floor. Artist couple Gerda Steiner and Jörg Lenzlinger have infilled the space with an arrangement of delicate plants, each suspended like a mobile from the museum’s light-filled ceiling. Made from a mix of materials, the botanical compositions engage with the architecture of the site, growing upwards, extending horizontally, and delicately overlapping interior walls.

 

 

Photography by  Markus Tretter

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