EXH 024 Zwischen Arkadien und Restfläche Dieter Kienast 1992
© Architekturgalerie Luzern
Text: after Anette Freytag |
Dieter Kienast. Stadt und Landschaft
lesbar machen (2016), p. 375, 382
The exhibition is one of the first and few exhibitions in which the work of a landscape architect was shown in public space.
Kienast designed the structure of his Lucerne exhibition like a parcours, so that the visit could be experienced as a walk. The exhibition architecture seems to have been inspired by the labyrinth's structure, which is a central theme in the history of gardens.
The photographs displayed in the exhibition (...) showed the spectrum of Kienast's work at the time: from the private garden as an individual paradise to the open spaces in the agglomeration, which reflect the harsh interventions of humankind in the landscape.
Kienast distributed small scented candles on the walls together with the black and white photographs and the grey plans. The candles' odors were to accompany and complement the "visual trace" of the exhibition visit. According to Wirz [Heinz Wirz, owner of the Architekturgalerie Luzern], he sowed the seeds of several weeds in front of the entrance — a late Kassel trace in Kienast's aestheticized exhibition world.
© Archiv Dieter Kienast
© Archiv des Instituts für Landschaft
und Garten, Universität Karlsruhe