Any naturally occurring stains on facades are usually considered as dirt or subject of removal. What happens when we question what the outside of a building needs to look like and why? And how might this deepen our understanding of what grows on it? Epidermitecture is concerned with organic spots and discoloration formed by microorganisms on uniform outer surfaces of Villa Tugendhat aiming to explore their ability to restore and regenerate the environment along with facade’s material.


Adam Hudec is a researcher/artist/architect and PhD candidate at Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, focusing his multidisciplinary research on physical territory, often deconstructed by a set of data to reveal the unexpected and hidden anomalies. Operating at the intersection of art, science and architecture, interdisciplinarity became his tool to investigate hidden and invisible phenomena of the environment.

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28. 2. 2023, 6 p.m. opening
1. 3. – 30. 4. 2023 exhibition (Tue–Sun 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m., no reservation required)

Curator: Neli Hejduk (Study and Documention Centre of villa Tugendhat)