Exhibition: MIES & the Inheritance of Modernism
MIES & the inheritance of modernism
10th April – 7th August 2016, SCHUNCK* Glaspaleis Central hall, Heerlen, The NetherlandsInternational Exhibition
“The world-famous architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886–1969)still inspires architects. However, his work is falling into decay, likemany other modernistic buildings. This evokes the question: whatshould we preserve and how?

The exhibition provides some answers. You will see, feel and readeverything about five restored masterpieces by ‘Mies’: S.R. CrownHall, Villa Tugendhat, 860-880 Lake Shore Drive, Robert F. CarrMemorial Chapel and Verseidag. A 20-minute video about thesebuildings, projected onto a 20-meter wide screen, will have itsworld premiere. You will also see an overview of 80 buildings designedby Mies van der Rohe.

This programme is presented to you within the context of theexhibition ‘MIES & the inheritance of modernism’ (from 10 April up to and including 7 August).

Opening of the exhibiton
Saturday, April 9, 5 pm SCHUNCK* Glaspaleis, Central hall, Free admission
Official opening of the exhibition by Gunny Harboe


Symposium on handling the modernistic inheritance
Sunday, April 10, 10 am SCHUNCK* Glaspaleis, Admission € 10, English

City Tour – Modernism in Heerlen
Sunday, April 17, 1 pm Meeting point is SCHUNCK* Glaspaleis, Free admission

Guided tours
Sunday tour, SCHUNCK* Glaspaleis, Museum, Free admission – you only pay for the exhibition (€ 7,50)
Sunday April 24, 1pm – 2pm.
Sunday, April 24, 2pm – 3pm (tour is given in the local dialect).
Sunday, May 29, 1pm – 2pm.
Sunday, June 26, 1pm – 2pm.
Sunday, July 31, 1pm – 2pm.

Mini symposium
During the exhibition there are several mini-symposia in which expert speakers will elaborate on the five Mies projects from the exhibition. These symposia are organized in cooperation with OMA, Chipperfield Architects and Ivo Hammer at the universities of Eindhoven, Hasselt, Liège and Aachen.
Thursday, April 21, 7pm, Mies and the inheritance of modernism
Wednesday, May 11, 7pm, Restoration of three masterpieces of Mies in Chicago (VS)
Wednesday, June 1, 7pm, Restoration of HausTugendhat in Brno (Czech Republic)
Wednesday, June 22, 7pm, Restoration of Verseidag in Krefeld (Germany)

The beauty of pure engineering – Lecture by Ko van Dun
Ko Dun (1953, Heerlen) provides an introduction to the architect and designer Mies van der Rohe, his oeuvre, Modernism in architecture and the link with the here and now.
Tuesday, April 26, 8pm, SCHUNCK* Glaspaleis, Admission € 7,50

During the exhibition, several trips will be organized, including a tour through the Verseidag complex on Sunday, June 19 and a two-day program including a tour of the HausTugendhat.

In collaboration with Filmhuis De Spiegel, several films are screened in line with the theme.”

Detailed program in the PDF below.
More details: webiste.

The Chair of docomomo International, Prof. Ana Tostões, took part of the Symposia, at RWTH in Aachen, of the visit to Verseidag in Krefeld and at the Exhibition MIES & the Inheritance of Modernism in Heerlen.

More details: website