“Erich Mendelsohn. Dynamic and Function. Personified contemplates of Cosmopolite Architect”
20 December, 2012
“Erich Mendelsohn. Dynamic and Function. Personified contemplates of Cosmopolite Architect”
Tbilisi Goethe Institute, Georgian National Museum, Tbilisi History Museum on 15 December, presented the exhibition of IFA Erich Mendelsohn. Dynamics and Function. Personified contemplates of Cosmopolite Architect.
Exhibition presents architectural projects of one of the most important German architect, expressionist, and functionalist, Erich Mendelsohn (1887 – 1953).
Erich Mendelsohn was born in a Jewish family. He studied in Berlin and Munich where he was influenced by Theodor Fischer. In 1920-1930, together with Avant-garde artists of that period, Mendelsohn led the famous architect
unit “Group of November”. Expressionism had great influence on the creative style of Mendelsohn. At that time several buildings were built by Mendelsohn’s project: Luckenwalde hat factory, Schocken department store in Stuttgart; also other buildings in Chemnitz, Nuremberg, Berlin, as well as the Einsteinturmn solar observatory in Potsdam and Red Flag Rextile Factory in Leningrad. In 1933 Erich Mendelsh was impelled to leave the Nazi Germany. He fled to England. From 1941 until his death, Mendelsohn lived in the United States and taught at the University of California, Berkeley.
The most important works of Erich Mendelsohn are: Maimonides Hospital in San francisco, Synagogue in St.Louis, Exhibition pavilion for the Rudolf Mosse publishing house, Hebrew University http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hebrew_University in Jerusalem, Columbushaus Porsdamer Platz in Berlin, Woga-Komplex in Berlin and many more. Erich mendelsohn’s architectural projects are distinguished by their original and free forms.
The curator of the exhibition Lika Mamatsashvili said: „Each of the exponents has its history of building, as well as period and geography. These are probably the three components that a genuine exhbition must possess.“

Martin Iberman, IFA Representatvive, stated: „I have the honor to attend the exhibiton of Erich Mendelsohn in Tbilisi. We’we been collaborating with Tbilisi History Museum for 8 eyars now and we hope that we’ll continue this collaboration. I am delighted by the Georgian culture and professionals.“

The exhibition “Erich Mendelsohn. Dynamics and Function. Personified contemplates of Cosmopolite Architect” in Tbilisi History Museum will last till January 20.
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