The celebrations include an open-doors day and a range of other activities
It was one of the major architectural attractions of the Barcelona International Exposition of 1929. The flag of Germany was transformed into a symbolic work of the Modern Movement, studied as an archetype of an architecture that marked an era. The pavilion, which was dismantled in 1930, was painstakingly reconstructed and reopened on 2 June 1986 in the same location as the original building, hence this year’s anniversary celebrations.
The Mies van der Rohe Pavilion is therefore inviting people to take a new look at the Pavilion with the reinterpretation of the columns that originally stood in front of it; to meet the people who made the reconstruction possible; to recall, through an exhibition, events that have taken place during these last thirty years and to deepen your knowledge of architecture at a symposium. To begin with, the 2nd to the 5th of June will be open-doors-days at the pavilion so that all of the citizens of the city can delve into the building’s secrets.
Other highlights include an intervention by Peter Downsbrough, who will be proposing a combination of art and architecture, a gathering to share a sparse and austere vocabulary that is nonetheless suggestive. Additionally, two dance performances will enter into dialogues with the building: El secret de les meduses by Sabine Dahrendorf (26 May), and an expressionist-inspired piece by Toni Mira (1 June). Finally the screening of Not another architecture film will serve to link the celebrations with the Loop Festival.
30th anniversary of the reconstruction of the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion
Where: Mies van der Rohe Pavilion.
For additional information please consult the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion website.
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