RUSSO, Karen
Haus Atlantis

Haus Atlantis documents Karen Russo’s recent film projects and research into the mystical Nordic architecture of German Expressionist Bernhard Hoetger. Circling the controversial architect and Nazi sympathiser, Russo’s narrative blends films, drawings and photographs to explore a complex layering of artistic ideas, irrationality, and nationalism. By focusing on Hoetger’s projects Haus Atlantis and TET-Stadt, Russo’s examination of German Expressionism tells a different story, pointing to a time when Expressionistic concerns overlapped with National Socialism’s interest in Nordic identity, soil and ancient forms. [publisher's note]

Published by Künstlerhäuser Worpswede, 2019

Price: 25€

RUSSO, Karen - Haus Atlantis