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OSZO 44 - THE CHROMATIC CIRCLE OF JOHANNES ITTEN

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Categories:
Overhead glazing , Industrial , Europe/middle east/africa

Location: Zurich – Küsnacht, Switzerland
Completion date: 2019
Architect(s): Ritchie Riediger  | www.oszo.de
Glass Laminator: FlachGlas  | www.flachglas.ch
Photo credits: ® Matthias Riediger

OSZO 44 – THE CHROMATIC CIRCLE OF JOHANNES ITTEN Coloured glass roof according to Johannes Itten´s chromatic circle at the power station of the former textile dyeing company Terlinden / Zurich – Küsnacht (CH) / 2019 in collaboration with Flachglas AG (CH) - www.flachglas.ch The power station of the former textile dyeing company Terlinden consists of a group of buildings whose transparentand dynamic architecture is enhanced by a 100 m2 glass roof above the main entrance.With THE CHROMATIC CIRCLE OF JOHANNES ITTEN, Ritchie Riediger enriches this hitherto transparentglass roof with a colour concept. To this end, the artist dissolves the components of Johannes Itten‘s typologyof colours and rearranges them. Without following any fixed rules, they add up – interspersed with grey ‚hingeglass‘. As the sun goes down, coloured light falls onto the facade, the main entrance, and the bypassing road. Equally sensually and logically, Riediger‘s work combines art and architecture as well as the past and the present.It cleverly spans an arc from the Bauhaus to Johannes Itten‘s later domain Zurich: The Bernese was one of the defining Bauhaus masters in Weimar. His colour glass work ‚Tower of Fire‘ was created there. After being expelled as ‚degenerate‘ from Nazi-Germany, he worked in Zurich as an influential artist of the ‚Zürcher Konkreten‘. For several years, he ran the Kunstgewerbeschule (school of applied arts), the Museum Rietberg, and the professional secondary school for textile. This completes the circle to the textile dyeing company. The chromatic circle of Itten has served as a source for several works by Ritchie Riediger. (‚The Last Supper‘, 2008 / ‚The Last Supper 2‘, 2018 / colour glass tubes from the series ‚New Romantic‘, 2014-2018) Dr. Meinhard Michael, Kunsthistoriker, Leipzig Juni 2019