„In Vom Nutzen der Angst – The Politics of Selection, 2013–2018, a multi­part group of works, artist Peggy Buth examines the alleged failure of postwar mod­ern housing projects in France and the United States.

Symboli­cally ambiguous, the failure of standards and expectations im­ posed on the projects reveals the social­political faultlines un­derlying social housing: they in­clude policies of selection and redemption, policies of distribu­tion and redistribution, but also the mechanisms of architecture and the organization of cities.

For the Intermezzo, Buth is put­ting together a selection of the­se works, at the center of which is a video work on the demoliti­on of the „Pruitt Igoe“ residential complex in St. Louis, USA, in 1972 – a beacon of the failure of post­war modernism.

All images are: Be Hosted: Peggy Buth. Demolition Flats, installation views, 2020. Photo:  Yvonne Tenschert. Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau.