Friday, 26 September 2014

Constructing Worlds - Barbican

Bas Princen, Cooling Plant, Dubai, 2009
Constructing Worlds: Photography and Architecture in the Modern Age is at the Barbican until 11 January 2015.
Photography and modern architecture were made for each other. If I was given a free hand to organise my dream photography exhibition, I think it might look like this. The list of photographers involved is fabulous and includes, amongst others, Bernd and Hilla Becher (see also here), Walker Evans, Luigi Ghirri, Andreas Gursky, Nadav Kander (see also here), Simon Norfolk, Ed Ruscha, Stephen Shore, Thomas Struth, Hiroshi Sugimoto. (Click on images to enlarge.)
Read a reviews by Rowan Moore and Sean O'Hagan and an interview with curator Elias Redstone in Dezeen.
Iwan Baan, Torre David #1 - Facade, 2011
Luigi Ghirri, Cemetery of San Cataldo, Modena (designed by Aldo Rossi), 1985

Nadav Kander, Fengjie III (Monument to Progress and Prosperity) , Chongqing Municipality, 2007
Simon Norfolk, Former Soviet-era 'Palace of Culture', Kabul, 2001-02
Bas Princen, Mokattam Ridge (Garbage Recycling City), Cairo, 2009
Ed Ruscha, 5000 W Carling Way, (Los Angeles), 1967/1999

Stephen Shore, Beverly Boulevard and La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, California, June 21, 1974

Julius Shulman, Case Study House #22 (Stahl House, Los Angeles, California, Architect Pierre Koenig), 1960
Thomas Struth, ClintonRoad, London, 1977

Hiroshi Sugimoto, World Trade Center (Minoru Yamasaki), 1997

Guy Tillim, Apartment Building, Beira, Mozambique, 2007

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