Architecture Exhibitions International

Vitra Design Museum Weil am Rhein

Bas Princen
Image and Architecture

Feb 24–Aug 1, 2018
Oasis (installation at the 2013 Sharjah Biennial © Photo: Bas Princen

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 represent architecture while themselves becoming architectural objects. The motifs vary from Renaissance tapestries and nineteenth-century steel constructions to buildings by Le Corbusier.