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New Haven: Oskar Hansen
September 1, 2016 - December 17, 2016
This exhibition traces the evolution of Polish architect Oskar Hansen’s theory of Open Form from its origin in his own architectural projects to its application in film, visual games, and other artistic practices. In his Open Form theory, Hansen proposed parting ways with the model of the all-knowing expert. His theory is aimed at the participation, process, and change of hierarchy between an artist and viewer and embraces art-as-process, engaging the viewer, recipient, and user.
The exhibition at the YSoA is the third edition of a show curated by Soledad Gutiérrez, Aleksandra Kędziorek, and Łukasz Ronduda. It is organized and produced by the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw in collaboration with Culture.pl as part of the Campus Project. The exhibition was designed by Centrala. The Yale School of Architecture’s exhibition program is supported in part by the James Wilder Green Dean’s Resource Fund, the Kibel Foundation Fund, The Nitkin Family Dean’s Discretionary Fund in Architecture, the Pickard Chilton Dean’s Resource Fund, the Paul Rudolph Publication Fund, the Robert A.M. Stern Fund, and the Rutherford Trowbridge Memorial Publication Fund.