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March 28 - April 18, 2014 | Exhibition | School of Architecture, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

  • University of Architecture Campell Hall, PO Box 400122 Charlottesville, VA 22904 USA (map)

Modernity and Radicalism – Reconstructing Wittgenstein 

The exhibition discusses the architecture of Ludwig Wittgenstein in the context of modernity, convention and culture. Radicalism and Modernity of the architecture of the house Margaret Stonborough-Wittgenstein show its tremendous quality set within the context of Wiener Moderne (Viennese Modern Age).  

Margaret Stonborough-Wittgenstein, the elder sister of Ludwig Wittgenstein commissioned Paul Engelmann to build a town house at Kundtmanngasse, Vienna III.  But nowadays Ludwig Wittgenstein, the great philosopher, along with Engelmann is credited to be the architect of the House Stonborough-Wittgenstein built in Vienna between 1925 and 1928. Ludwig Wittgensteins’ fundamental Structuralism in his architectural work overcomes cultural conventions of his time and displays a relief of architecture with the help of collage. The building displays also the growing emancipation of his sister Margaret Stonborough-Wittgenstein from traditional women roles in the late century and adds new aspects to the discussion about gender and its different interpretations. 

Opening Day, March 28, 2014:

Lunch Symposium 12:00-2:00pm | Reception 5:30 – 7:00pm | Gallery talk  6:00pm Opening 5:30- 7:00 pm

August Sarnitz, professor, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, and a panel of UVa faculty

Cora Diamond, philosopher and professor emerita at the Department of Philosophy, UVa

Nana Last, associate professor, Department of Architecture, UVa

Sheila Crane, associate professor, Department of Architectural History, UVa

When: March 28 - April 18, 2014
Where:  School of Architecture | Charlottesville, VA
Tickets: FREE

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