Director Andres Lepik
Curator Regine Hess
July 16 – October 18, 2015
Architecture Museum of TU Munich
Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich
Paul Schneider-Esleben (1915–2005) was one of the most successful architects in the Federal Republic of Germany from the early postwar period until the nineteen-seventies. Schneider-Esleben’s hundredth birthday, which he would have celebrated in 2015, offered the opportunity to take a fresh look at his multifaceted oeuvre.
There being presented are not only his major buildings, but also his less well-known designs as well as his furniture and jewelry designs. It may has come as a surprise that this exhibition was taking place in Munich and not in the Rhineland, where Schneider-Esleben maintained an office in Düsseldorf and created the majority of his most important works, rather this results from the fact that he’d already bequeathed his architectural estate to the Technical University of Munich’s Architecture Museum in 1994.
The over thirty-one thousand drawings and twenty-four thousand photographs as well as over one hundred models and many written archival documents were handed over by his daughter Claudia Schneider-Esleben in 2006 and have been undergoing scholarly analysis here since 2013. This exhibition offered initial insights into the material, results, and questions that are today being asked with respect to Schneider-Esleben’s work.
Watch the accompanying film by Gereon Wetzel and Josef Mayerhofer here
Banner by Andreas Platzgummer using a photograph by Margret Hoppe
© Margret Hoppe
Architecture Museum of
Technical University of Munich, Pinakothek der Moderne
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Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe
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(Curator, in collaboration with Prof. Dr. Pia Müller-Tamm)
Pia Fries. Krapprhizom Luisenkupfer
Miroslaw Balka. Wir sehen dich
Von Rodin bis Giacometti. Plastik der Moderne