Knud Lonberg-Holm: The Invisible Architect

May 6 — August 1, 2014

Ubu Gallery is pleased to have presented Knud Lonberg-Holm: The Invisible Architect, a debut exhibition devoted to this overlooked, yet highly influential, 20th Century modernist. Never-before-seen photographs, architectural drawings, letters, graphic design, and ephemera from Lonberg-Holm’s remarkably diverse career were on view. The exhibition, which consisted of selections from the extensive archive assembled by architectural historian Marc Dessauce, solidified the importance of this emblematic figure in early 20th Century cultural and architectural history. Metropolis Magazine, the national publication of architecture and design, published an article on Knud Lonberg-Holm to coincide with this groundbreaking exhibition.

Born in Denmark, Knud Lonberg-Holm (January 15, 1895–January 2, 1972), was an architect, photographer, author, designer, researcher, and teacher. Lonberg-Holm’s early work in Denmark and Germany initially associated him with the Berlin Constructivist and Dutch De Stijl groups. An émigré to America in 1923, Lonberg-Holm was a fundamental correspondent with prominent European architects and their modernist counterparts in the U.S. The exhibition featured a selection of letters to Lonberg-Holm from a pantheon of the European avant-garde including László Moholy-Nagy, Walter Gropius, Theo Van Doesburg, Buckminster Fuller, Hannes Meyer, J.J.P. Oud, El Lissitzky, and Richard Neutra.

RESOURCES
Press release
Exhibition checklist
Text by Mark Dessauce

PRESS
NY Times / “Knud Lonberg-Holm ‘The Invisible Architect” / July 11, 2014 / Joseph Giovannini / 2 reproductions
Blouin ArtInfo / “Brought to Light: Knud Lonberg-Holm, the “Invisible Architect” of Information Design” / June, 2014 / Anna Kats / 2 reproductions
Metropolis Magazine / “The Invisible Architect of Invisible Architecture” / June, 2014 / Paul Makovsky / 35 reproductions
Print Magazine / “Sutnar’s Other Half: Knud Lonberg-Holm” / May 8, 2014 / Steven Heller / 6 reproductions
NY ART BEAT / Knud Lonberg-Holm “The Invisible Architect” / 1 reproduction
Arch Daily / Knud Lonberg-Holm “The Invisible Architect” / 3 reproductions

BLOG
Art Blart / “Knud Lonberg-Holm: The Invisible Architect’ at Ubu Gallery, New York” / July 26, 2014 / Dr. Marcus Bunyan / 13 reproductions

SELECTED WORKS FROM THE EXHIBITION