POST-NOVIS, ‘Narrative Architecture’ Opens on Maple Street

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February 1st, 2019

Omaha, NE—While many institutions are gearing up to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the German Bauhaus Movement in art and architecture, Maple Street Construct’s exhibition opening tonight pays homage to to the parallel but lesser known movement, UNOVIS, from Vitebsk, Belarus. Architects and Professors Cruz García and Nathalie Frankowski of the University of Nebraska Lincoln have collaborated with their students to imagine a renaissance of the lost art school, titled, POST-NOVIS.

García, from Puerto Rico, and Frankowski, from France, met in Belgium in 2008, and formed the WAI Architecture Think Tank. Now teaching at UNL, they have worked with students and contributors to offer a new way of thinking about experiencing architecture.

In the spirit of the UNOVIS Movement, POST-NOVIS challenges status quo ideas on architecture in that it is collaborative, inclusive, and a mix of various media. Most importantly, García and Frankowski call attention to a revolution in pedagogy.

Audiences can expect an alternative way of experiencing architectural design in the gallery, as POST-NOVIS will feature 2d and 3d art, film, literature, and an indoor sculpture garden. The exhibition goes as far as to imagine what new movement in art and architecture might look like right here in Nebraska.

POST-NOVIS opens tonight, February 1 at Maple Street Construct from 6:00 to 9:00pm. For more information, visit MapleStreetConstruct.com.

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