Hagen Stier

The best architectural models are artworks in their own right. An exhibition at Frankfurt’s Deutsches Architekturmuseum, The Architectural Model—Tool, Fetish, Small Utopia, offers some 200 cases in point. And as one would expect, important works by Peter Eisenman, Rem Koolhaas, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and other modern giants are on display. But, happily, curator Oliver Escher also looked beyond the mainstream, as exemplified by the strange item above. A creation of the 1960s Viennese collective Haus-Rucker-Co, contemporaries of Superstudio and Archizoom, it’s titled StückNatur eingeweckt, or, roughly translated, Canned Piece of Nature. Through Sept. 16. • dam-online.de