The exhibition of Austrian architect Wolfgang Tschapeller entitled Osiris - World 1 will open on Thursday, 6 July at 19 pm in Oris House of Architecture. The exhibition will present a series of impressive models of recent realized and unrealized projects by the Wolfgang Tschapeller ZT GmbH, with accompanying video projection. The exhibition is accompanied by a publication with texts written and prepared by Tschapeller, which serve as the theoretical basis of his experimental practice.
There are no buildings in the Incorporeal City. The Incorporeal City is an agglomeration and conglomeration of sympathies. The Incorporeal City reacts to its visitors. It is formed in accordance with vibes, brainwaves and needs. The Incorporeal City is a visualization of requirements: temporary shelter, horizontality, relaxation, hunger, injury, analysis of the visitor’s zones of weakness, floating, healing, medipacks, memories. The Incorporeal City comes into being at the visitor’s wish. It materializes as a sympathetic zone. It appears before the visitor as the consolidation of a mass of molecules. It takes shape, takes in the visitor, lifts the visitor from the ground, draws the visitor to the safe zone, analyzes brainwaves, reshapes itself, and lifts off the ground.
Wolfgang Tschapeller, text from catalogue
Wolfgang Tschapeller is an architect working in Vienna. He was born in Dölsach, East Tyrol, initially trained as a carpenter, and studied architecture at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. Wolfgang Tschapeller has taught as a visiting professor at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, the University of Art and Design in Linz, Austria, and the State University of New York in Buffalo, as well as other academic institutions. In 2004/2005, he was McHale Fellow at the State University of New York in Buffalo. Since 2005, he has been a professor of architecture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna and as of 2012 he is the head of the Institute for Art and Architecture.
Current ongoing international projects include the Centre for Promotion of Science in Belgrade and design for the construction of a hotel in the Schwarzenberg Palace Garden in Vienna. Major projects include the University of Applied Arts Vienna, the BVA 1, 2 and 3 series for the Vienna headquarters of the Austrian Insurance Fund for Public Employees and the European Cultural Centre between the Palatine Chapel and the city hall in Aachen, Germany. In 1998 and 2006, he worked on projects for the Linz Opera House. Furthermore the administrative building of the municipal authority in Murau, Austria, completed in 2002, and the St. Joseph House 2007, embody some of his quintessential ideas.
Wolfgang Tschapeller’s projects have been shown, for instance, in 2012 at the Austrian Pavilion at the Architecture Biennale Venice with the installation Hands have no tears to flow and further works in 2010, 2006, 2004, as contributions to the exhibition New Trends of Architecture in Europe and Asia-Pacific 2008 in Tokyo and 2010 in Istanbul, as part of the exhibition Sculptural Architecture in Austria at the National Art Museum of China in 2006, at the Aedes East gallery in 2006, at the Aedes West gallery in 2004 and at the Architecture Biennial in Sao Paulo in 2003.
Wolfgang Tschapeller ZT GmbH was founded in 2007, with Wolfgang Tschapeller as its principal. In 2012 the branch office Wolfgang Tschapeller ZT GmbH Belgrade has been opened. Since 2014 AA Dipl. Arch Niklavs Paegle is director at Wolfgang Tschapeller ZT GmbH.
The exhibition stays on view until 31 August 2017.