Concrete – Photography and Architecture seeks to approach the singular and complex relationship between architecture and photography in light-hearted, narrative and dialectical ways. The exhibition explores issues of history and ideology, as well as the specifics of form and material, in the photographic image. The visual appeal of destroyed or dilapidated buildings is also addressed, as are their powerful demonstrations of power and exclusivity, fragility and beauty. To what extent does photography influence not only the way architecture is perceived, but also the way it is designed?
Michael Wesely: Kanadische Botschaft, Leipziger Platz, Berlin (5.2.2003 – 28.4.2005)
C-Print, 125 x 175 cm
Galerie Fahnemann, Berlin
© Michael Wesely/Courtesy Galerie Fahnemann
With works from, among others, Iwan Baan, Édouard-Denis Baldus, Lewis Baltz, Domenico Bresolin, Balthasar Burkhard, Gregory Crewdson, Willie Doherty, Sigfried Giedion, David Goldblatt, F.C. Gundlach, Lucien Hervé, Yasuhiro Ishimoto, Germaine Krull, Stanley Kubrick, Sol LeWitt, El Lissitzky, Charles Marville, Gordon Matta-Clark, Randa Mirza, Lucia Moholy, Nils Nova, Albert Renger-Patzsch, Thomas Ruff, Julius Shulman, Ezra Stoller, Paul Strand, Thomas Struth, Hiroshi Sugimoto, William Henry Fox Talbot, Jakob Tuggener, Robert Venturi & Denise Scott Brown, Paul Virilio, Michael Wesely, Anita Witek, Ulrich Wüst and Tobias Zielony.
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