Function Follows Vision, Vision Follows Reality
Oliver Klimpel (Ed.)
This important collection of unpublished and rare texts and correspondence by Austrian-American architect, theoretician, exhibition designer and artist Frederick Kiesler, written between 1927 and 1957, is published to accompany the exhibition Function Follows Vision, Vision Follows Reality at Kunsthalle Wien (2015), curated by Luca Lo Pinto and Vanessa Joan Miller. A slender but deeply informative catalog focuses on Kiesler’s innovative forms and methods placed in conversation with several contemporary artists engaged in his aesthetics and ideas. Artist-writer Francesco Pedraglio, for example, transforms Kiesler’s writings on window displays into an abstract dialogue audio piece. Photographer Annette Kelm’s still-life images meet Kiesler’s still lives of garments for Saks Fifth Avenue window display of 1927–28. Kiesler’s original drawings, correspondence and photos of his legendary displays are also presented along with artworks by Leonor Antunes, Olga Balema, Céline Condorelli, Morton Feldman, Charlotte Moth, Luca Trevisani and Nicole Wermers.
4 ¼ x 7 inches / 116 pp / Extensive color
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KUNSTHALLE WIEN, AUSTRIA