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Cosmos Klee. The collection

Paul Klee, Beride (Wasserstadt), 1927, 51, Feder auf Papier auf Karton, 16,3/16,7 x 22,1/22,4 cm, Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern
A chronological overview of Klee's artistic work. One room is devoted to the smaller exhibition FOKUS: Architecture with Klee. From Mies van der Rohe to Lisbeth Sachs.

The permanent exhibition Kosmos Klee. The Collection offers visitors a chronological survey of Klee’s artistic career and presents some seventy works as well as biographical material and items from the archive that are regularly changed.
In this context of the new permanent exhibition we are devoting one FOKUS room to smaller exhibitions with a thematic reference to Paul Klee and his work.

FOKUS: Architecture with Klee. From Mies van der Rohe to Lisbeth Sachs
Paul Klee’s art and pictorial thinking were highly influential on numerous architects. Many bought one or several of the artist’s works. Mies van der Rohe had the most extensive collection. Lina Bo Bardi and Aldo van Eyck bought one of Paul Klee’s imaginary architectural representations, a selection of which are presented in the exhibition. In 1948, Carlo Scarpa designed the Klee exhibition within the context of the Venice Biennale and went on to adopt some of Paul Klee’s principles of composition. The post-war generation of architects, including figures such as Aldo Rossi and the Swiss architect Lisbeth Sachs, also engaged with Klee’s writing, taking particular interest in the artist’s process-oriented work. The organic development of form in nature became a central reference in their sketches, and dissolved the rectangular severity. A particular focus will be put on the works of the hitherto little-known Lisbeth Sachs.

Curators: Fabienne Eggelhöfer, Osamu Okuda
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