Exhibit celebrates the influence of renowned architect Oskar Hansen

August 1, 2016

An exhibition highlighting the work of Oskar Hansen (1922-2005), architect, urban planner, and theorist, will open at the Yale School of Architecture (YSoA) on Sept. 1. “Oskar Hansen: Open Form” traces the evolution of Hansen’s theory of Open Form from its origin in his own architectural projects to its application in film, visual games, and other artistic practices. The exhibition will be on view at YSoA through Dec. 17 in Paul Rudolph Hall, 180 York St. It is free and open to the public Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

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Images

Oskar Hansen during open-air exercises in Skoki, 1972. (Photo by Wiktor Gutt, copyright Wiktor Gutt)

Oskar Hansen, 1986. (Photo by Erazm Ciołek, copyright East News Poland)

Oskar Hansen at AICA congress in Wroclaw, 1975. (Copyright Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts Museum)

Linear Continuous System, model of Masovia Belt, designed by Oskar Hansen and team, 1968. (Copyright Oskar Hansen Archive, courtesy Igor Hansen)

Students in Oskar Hansen’s Studio doing the Great Number exercise. (Copyright Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts Museum)

Students in Oskar Hansen’s Studio with apparatuses for Rhythm exercise. (Copyright Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts Museum)