How can art pieces collaborate with the architecture they happen within?
Von Bis is an exhibition periodical at HBKsaar, initiated by Atelier Lanz, atelier for fine art and photography. Over a period of time, the students of HBKsaar got the possibility to develop and display art in the architectural context of an historic building in the old town of Saarbrücken: Bismarckstraße 60. The students dealt with the fixed conditions of architecture and built their art concept on it. Von Bis contains different periods, each involving three exhibitions.
To present and archive the art exhibitions 4–6, this catalogue was created by Felix Bronko Noll and Julia Iserbeck. The design concept is based on the first edition by Hannes Brischke and Celine Felber. It was adapted to create a second edition presenting the lockdown conditions in which the art pieces of exhibition period 4–6 were created and exhibited.
The design concept deals with the relationship between architecture, typography and displayed art pieces to transfer the tension of the physical exhibition into the printed medium. Fragments of literature are displayed within the strong lines referring the original blue prints of the historic building, longer text passages are set geometrically within these forms, delivered by the room constellations. The thumb sized pictures of door knobs or the individual placement of the photographs are another example of detailed room references, which the concept plays with.