Will Insley - Pläne für eine andere Welt
Krefeld, Museum Haus Lange
Date: 7.10 - 25.11 1973
Silkscreen print by H. Meder, Krefeld
Dimensions: 840 x 600 mm
Condition: Excellent (AAA)
Will Insley - Pläne für eine andere Welt - 1973
Will Insley (1929-2011) was an American abstract artist who dedicated 50 years to creating paintings, drawings, writing, models and photomontages based on his investigation of a theoretical civilization and focus on its single metropolis, ONECITY, a labyrinthine structure buried in the central North American plains. Born in Indianapolis, Indiana and a lifelong resident of New York City, Insley received his BFA in Architecture from Amherst College and his MFA in Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Over his lifetime, Insley never utilized his architecture degree in the construction of functional buildings, and instead devoted his pursuit to that of art through the abstract formalities learned in school. The detailed process of thinking, writing, drawing, and visually communicating his concepts, provided a way for him to challenge the role of the artist during the Minimalist, Conceptual, and Earth Art movements of the 20th century.
Will Insley has been the subject of numerous museum exhibitions in the United States and Europe, including a solo exhibition at Guggenheim Museum in 1984 and Museum of Modern Art in New York City in 1971, as well as inclusion in Documenta 5 and 6, 1972 and 1977 respectively.
Will Insley’s artwork is collected by major institutions and private collectors across the world. His work is reflected in the collection of Brooklyn Museum of Art, Smithsonian Museum, Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Indianapolis Museum of Art, North Carolina Museum of Art, Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and many others. The Estate of Will Insley is owned, represented, and managed exclusively by Westwood Gallery NYC.
source: Westwood Gallery New York
The two country houses Haus Esters and Haus Lange were erected in 1927–1928 by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, one of the leading representatives of New Architecture. Originally planned as private homes for the families of two friends active in Krefeld’s silk industry, Hermann Lange and Dr. Josef Esters, they are now venues for the temporary exhibitions of the Kunstmuseen Krefeld.
The two buildings are largely preserved in their original states. They document Mies van der Rohe’s aspirations of uniting a new approach to space with the suitability for daily use inherent to residential structures: Clear rectangular forms encounter open sequences of spaces and large windows that connect the interior to the gardens.
Haus Lange Haus Esters are a member of the Iconic Houses Network.
source: Kunstmuseum Krefeld