Realization of the Mies Van der Rohe design

“Gravity is a Force to be Reckoned With” is the name of the latest work designed by the Spanish artist Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle. This Madrid-born artist has realized one of the famous Mies van der Rohe’s unbuilt projects – although upside-down. The installation is an inverted replica of Mies’ 50×50 House project from 1951. The house is a prototype of Mies` architecture. The steel columns form the main construction and that is why massive walls are not needed and the structure can be enclosed in glass. The interior is completed with black leather Barcelona chairs and a wooden kitchen which is placed, just as everything else, upside-down. This exhibition was supported mainly by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and The Krichman Family Fund of the Jewish Community, Phyllis B. Lambert and National Foundation for Art and Culture in Massachusetts. Special thanks went to R.K.Miles.


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