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Curator:
Gloria Moure (born 1946 in Barcelona, Spain; lives and works in Barcelona).

Description:
An exhibition of photography that was shown between the Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo in Seville and Centre de Cultura Contemporània in Barcelona in 2000.

“When architecture goes beyond the strict limits of construction it becomes a poetic catalyst, charged with signs and meaning. It is at this point, under the auspices of art, that an original work of architecture comes into contact with photography, because photographic recreation captures the essence of singular buildings seen as icons, subjectivizing it and distorting it through the viewfinder, to extract a creation which is also singular, and also an original work of art. [“Architecture without Shadow”] is a group exhibition of artists who use the photographic medium to represent the specific theme of original architecture.

“This exhibition looks at the increasingly frequent collaboration between architects and artists. Hiroshi Sugimoto and Balthasar Burckhard redeem the slightest details, the events that pass unnoticed; Andreas Gursky and Jeff Wall consciously bring out the pictorial quality of their compositions, based on the forms and structures of architecture; Günter Förg, Candida Höfer and Thomas Ruff prefer to highlight the visual essence of the photograph.”
—”Architecture without Shadow,” Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona.

“Architecture has always been a natural subject matter for photographers, but for most of the twentieth century the practice of architectural photography has been a professional endeavor—anonymous photographs taken for clients for specific, commercial reasons. This book concerns itself with another aspect of the phenomenon: the photography of architecture as an art practice. It considers the work of seven contemporary photographers who use buildings in their work in a new way. In these photographs, they respond to the work of prominent architects with their own singular interpretations. Here are Andreas Gursky’s photos of the Stockhom Library by Gunnar Asplund, Thomas Ruff’s photos of several works by Herzog & de Meuron, Hiroshi Sugimoto’s photos of Le Corbusier’s Villa Savoye, as well as works by Candida Höfer, Jeff Wall, Günther Förg and Balthasar Burkhard. Architecture Without Shadow is a beautiful and valuable book on one of the prominent movements in contemporary photography.”
—”Architecture without Shadow,” Google Books.

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