• ROOM IN ROOM 03 – Franka Hörnschemeyer

ROOM IN ROOM 03 – Franka Hörnschemeyer

Lecture by Hubertus Butin, on 15 April, 7 pm
on the art of Franka Hörnschemeyer
The talk will be held in German.
The artist will be present.

Curated by Susanne Schuricht
Room In Room exhibition series initiated by
Susanne Schuricht (artist) and Karsten Schubert (architect)
In collaboration with Grüntuch Ernst Architects

Editorial, text: Lotte Laub – Communication: Lotte Laub, Nadja Buseck

Supported by: Paschal, Eternit, DORMA
Technical Support: ROCKNROLL RENTAL

Photo: Franka Hörnschemeyer: “BFD – bündig fluchtend dicht”, 2001, a spatial installation in the Paul-Löbe-Haus, the parliamentary office building of the German Bundestag, Berlin – Photographer: Stephan Erfurt
Courtesy: Galerie Nordenhake Berlin/Stockholm


Franka Hörnschemeyer’s central topic is the effect of space on our perception. Her art questions the interrelationships of architectural function and development and explores the potential of communicative processes. She de-contextualizes material from the construction industry, taking it from its original purpose and reconstructing it into new architectural forms. Formwork units that are used in the casting of concrete walls and removed in the final construction stages are stripped of their cladding and composed into new gridlike structures. Or she exposes the inner construction elements of existing architecture, thereby shifting the original spatial perception. Her revealing of these spaces is not so much an exposure of their “true essence”, but instead it is Hörnschemeyer’s performance practice with which she enables the experience of new spatial and contextual terms in an existing architectural context.

The exhibition series Room In Room, initiated by Susanne Schuricht and Karsten Schubert, spans a conceptual bridge from architecture to architecture-related art. It brings together positions from photography, architecture and installation in a negotiation of the view into, onto and through space.