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Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León (Musac)

January 28 – June 3  2012

Part of a group show One Sixth of the Earth curated by Mark Nash.


This projection space built for the show follows the idea of an Open Form – a linear display system assembled out of modular walls and enclosures that would grow linearly through the exhibition space. In the end, only a cinema space, a small sequence of the line, was built.

The concept of an Open Form was proposed in the early 1950s by a designer, architect and artist Oskar Hansen as a cognitive framework focused on possibilities of a future urban development. One of Hansen’s proposals was a Linear Continuous System (LCS), which in his words is “a method for managing processes occurring in spatial development systems in a planned economy – including a harmonious transition from the existing system to the new one – on a basis of a flexible, proportional co-dependance of alternating servicing and service zones”. In Hansen’s vision such linear, continuous cities would optimize communication, logistic and offer better living standards.


Courtesy of Galerija Gregor Podnar; photography by Thorsten Henn.

Tobias Putrih Studio & Workshop

Tobias Putrih, Aleš Korpič, Matej Nolda, Jure Mežek & STRID fabricators


We develop materially ephemeral settings and objects designed to engage utopian ideas in art, architecture and design by incorporating everyday materials and forms of play and participation. From make-shift modifications of public and semi-public spaces—cinemas, a library, galleries—to constructing temporary environments and objects, works are products of precisely specified processes while also responding to their sites. Many of  spaces and objects are activated—meant to be moved and inhabited, privileging play and bodily engagement. Artworks become proposals, maquettes, or models—exploratory assertions of radical possibilities.


Tobias Putrih C.V.


  • Book published by JPR & Neuberger Museum (Amazon)
  • Catalog by Centre Pompidou (Amazon)
  • Catalog by MIT List Visual Arts Center (Listart)
  • Catalog by Galeria Civica (Amazon)
  • Catalog by Museum Haus Konstruktiv (Haus Konstruktiv)