Axel Braun - work and projects

Denn es gibt den Fortschritt! /
Because Progress Exists!

A research project on the history and future of an int├ęgration architecturale by Victor Vasarely. The art work was commissioned as a site specific wall painting for a university building in Essen, Germany. Since february 2011 the building is closed for the public and is waiting for its destruction. The office for monument preservation of North Rhine-Westphalia decided that the art work should be preserved while the building can be destroyed.

On multiple layers the research is concerned with questions of preservation and restoration of architecture, authorship, originality and site-specificy of art works and the - nowadays almost forgotten - utopian values of the 1960ies.