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Daniel Libeskind

The Space of Encounter

The Space of Encounter was the first survey exhibition in the UK of architect Daniel Libeskind after he rose to international stardom with the opening of the Jewish Museum Berlin.

Libeskind produced some of the most emotive architecture of the era.  Steeped in narrative and metaphor his architecture marked a distinct departure from the glossy high-tech aesthetics that came to dominate many cities in the late 20th century.  With their expressive forms and highly developed symbolism Libeskind’s designs consistently stirred civic debate extending the discussion around architecture beyond the close circle of select critics and academics into the wider public arena.

This exhibition explored Libeskind’s unique architectural vision through a dynamic display of 16 key projects including his master plan for the rebuilding of the World Trade Centre site, New York; Denver Art Museum; Imperial War Museum North, Manchester, the Jewish Museum Berlin and the proposed Spiral extension to the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. 

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The exhibition was organised by Barbican Art Gallery, London and the Jewish Museum Berlin.  The exhibition design was been conceived by Matthias Reese, Project Architect of the Jewish Museum Berlin, in close collaboration with Studio Libeskind. The London presentation of the exhibition has been curated by Achim Borchardt-Hume, Curator, Barbican Art Gallery.  

With support from the Embassy of the United States of America, London.


Jewish Museum Berlin as Counterpoint: The Architecture of Daniel Libeskind
10 Sep–14 Dec 2003