Grassimesse 2010: Pfeilerhalle

grassimesse Pfeilerhalle

The Grassi Museum Pfeilerhalle ready for Grassimesse 2010

Now that the Grassimesse 2010 is finished, we finally have time to reflect a little on the weekend.

Whereas the work of the exhibitors normally stands in the spotlight, the real highlight of the 2010 Grassimesse was without question the Pfeilerhalle.

Once home to exhibitions of new products by, for example, Bauhaus or Wiener Werkstatte designers the Pfeilerhalle was destroyed by allied bombs in December 1943 – and the rebuilding was only completed in January this year.

Restored to its 1927 splendour the Pfeilerhalle provided a wonderful focal point for the 2010 Grassimesse.

And an equally wonderful backdrop for the 2010 Grassipreis Ceremony, even if the assembled public initially had to wait outside.

But then with the speeches held and the prizes awarded the doors to the Pfeilerhalle, and other Grassimesse exhibition rooms, were finally opened.

grassimesse Pfeilerhalle outside

Initially the Grassimesse visitors had to wait. But then they could view objects such as...

grassimesse Pfeilerhalle Stefan Strube

Concrete and Silver beakers by Stefan Strube

grassimesse Pfeilerhalle Uta Koloczek

Porcelain dogs from Uta Koloczek

grassimesse Pfeilerhalle Hiawatha Seiffert

or bowls made from bike chains by Sparkasse Leipzig Grassipreis winner Hiawatha Seiffert (here a detail from larger work)

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