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GERMANY / Weil am Rhein: Bas Princen. Image and Architecture


until Sunday August 05 2018
Design

Vitra Design Museum
T : +49 (0)7621 702 3200
Charles-Eames-Strabe, 1
79576 Weil am Rhein
Germany



In his widely acclaimed photographs, Dutch artist Bas Princen portrays architecture and urban landscapes. His current works examine the unique features and details of architecture from across the centuries and the role that images have always played in it. His experiments with photography and architecture intermingle the characteristics of these media and blur the boundaries between them. Thus the large-scale close-ups in the exhibition »Image and Architecture« represent architecture while themselves becoming architectural objects. The motifs vary from Renaissance tapestries and nineteenth-century steel constructions to buildings by Le Corbusier. A special technique of printing and framing lends these pictures a spatial and material presence that extends far beyond the traditional understanding of photographic images.