The walk-in installation conceived by soma architecture for its solo exhibition at the MAK deals with elasticity, the ability
of specific materials to remain flexible, to be shaped and changed in a variety of ways. Elasticity also means an open approach
to space and architecture as well as its perception and interpretation by people. The branched, cloud-like spatial structure
also remains symbolically elastic: it does not prescribe meanings, and instead can be freely and individually interpreted.
Despite the artificial nature of the material, it has the appearance of a living, growing organism and remains chaotic and
ambiguous in spite of its stringent adherence to rules and clear geometric structure. In its elasticity, it stands for the
speculative conception of space with which soma architecture explores the complex interactions between perception and geometric
Tue, 27.5.2014, 6.00 p.m. with architects & the curator
Special guided tour
Thu, 11.9.2014, 5.00 p.m. with the curator and the architects The exhibition series APPLIED ARTS. NOW intends to provide a platform for contemporary forms of applied arts in order to generate greater visibility for especially
interesting positions taken by graduates from the University of Applied Arts living and working in Austria.
Previous exhibitions of the series APPLIED ARTS. NOW:
The exhibition seriesAPPLIED ARTS. NOW is intended to serve as a platform for contemporary forms of applied art and thus provide greater visibility
for particularly interesting artistic stances originated by graduates of the University of Applied Arts who live and work
on a freelance basis in Austria.
The MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles, founded in 1994, is a contemporary, experimental, multi-disciplinary
center for art and architecture and is based today in three of the most important houses by the Austrian-American architect
Rudolph M. Schindler. The core of the programming includes the internationally sought-after MAK Artists and Architects-in-Residence Program, an annual residency program for emerging international artists and architects.