It is with great sadness that we received the news of the death of Peter Weibel, Chairman of the Board of ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe and curator of the exhibition ole scheeren : spaces of life. Our heartfelt condolences go out to Peter Weibel's family, friends, and the ZKM team in this moment of deep sorrow.
We will be forever grateful to Peter Weibel for initiating and guiding the inspiring and productive collaboration that led to our joint exhibition at ZKM. Working with him over the past years has been an enriching experience and his tireless curiosity has deeply impressed us. His openness to new ideas, his broad experience, and his investigative understanding of our work made this exhibition possible in the first place.
Peter Weibel's and Ole Scheeren's shared interest in the relationship between media and architecture led to an exciting journey tracing back to Ole Scheeren’s early conceptual works. Their joint dialog culminated in the exhibition at the ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, which explores different perspectives on physical and digital space – a journey we would have loved to continue with Peter.
Ole Scheeren: "I will greatly miss the exchange with Peter and his often surprising and highly associative way of thinking… our conversations about shifting global realities and the need for transformative visions have been a true inspiration over the past many years."
Peter Weibel’s generous spirit, enthusiasm and support will be greatly missed.
Ole Scheeren and team