Exhibition: Line Form Function - The Buildings of Ferdinand Kramer
28 November 2015 - 1 May 2016, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
DATE: 1/5/2016
"Architect Ferdinand Kramer (1898-1985) has gone down in history as an outstanding designer of furniture, everyday articles, and functionalist Modernism buildings. With Museum Angewandte Kunst Frankfurt having last year presented Kramerīs design work, the DAM is now devoting an exhibition to his architecture. In the 1920s he worked with Ernst May on the New Frankfurt project, before later emigrating to the United States. After the Second World War, Kramer was one of the few who dared to return from exile to a Germany that was damaged not only materially, but spiritually as well. Appointed by Max Horkheimer, in 1952 he assumed the position of Director of University Building in his home city of FrankfurtMain. With the university having moved from the Bockenheim district to the Westend, only a few of these edifices, which can be regarded as symbolic structures of a democratic new beginning, will remain.

Accompanying programme:

Thu, 10 December 2015, 16:00-19:30
AKTEURE DES STADTBILDES: CAMPUS, KIRCHE UND KOMMERZ
Study day, organized by Bund Heimat und Umwelt (BHU) in co-operation with DAM

Thu, 14 January Fri, 18 March Sat, 16 April 2016 in each case 16:00
VISITING
Former institute building for pharmacy and food chemistry and municipal food testing agency (Stadtisches Nahrungsmitteluntersuchungsamt), now Senckenberg Biodiversitat und Klima Forschungszentrum

Wed, 20 January 2016, 19:00
TALKING CAFE;
With Curator Wolfgang Voigt and Lore Kramer
Admission museum

Wed, 27 January 2016, 18:00
CURATORīS GUIDED TOUR
Admission museum

Sun, 27 March 2016, 15:00
EASTER WALK ON THE KRAMER-CAMPUS
With the Curators Philipp Sturm and Peter Korne
Ca 1,5 hours EUR 7, reduced EUR 5
Meeting Point: Main entance Stadt- und Universitatsbibliothek
Registration: inka.plechaty@stadt-frankfurt.de (number of participants limited)

Sat, 9 30 April 2016, in each case 11:00
ON SITE TOUR PHILOSOPHICUM
With Nina Bolinger and Benjamin Pfeifer, Stefan Forster Architekten
Meeting point: entrance construction site, GrafstraBe 7476, 60486 Frankfurt am Main
Registration: inka.plechaty@stadt-frankfurt.de (number of participants limited)

GUIDED TOURS: Saturdays + Sundays, 16:00"

More details: website.