Monadnock: On James Stirling's sketch plan for the Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart, 1977

Monadnock_model_1.jpeg – Drawing Matter

Monadnock (*), On James Stirling's sketch plan for the Staatsgalerie, Stuttgard, 1977, 2018. Model.

All fragments of this illusionary city by Stirling are once more getting aroused.
A re-assemblage brings the possibility for orchestrating a vertical narrative instead of the intended horizontal scheme.
Gaining iconic strength, this reinterpretation of a reinterpretation – in an attempt of finding a new cohesion – opens up for new gestures.
Gestures which are like relatives, of the same family.


– Monadnock

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