Bas Princen. Image and Architecture at Vitra Design Museum Gallery

Entrance (Vanna Venturi House, 1962-1964, Philadelphia), 2015 © Bas Princen. Bas Princen. Image and Architecture at Vitra Design Museum Gallery
25/02/2018
Bas Princen. Image and Architecture at Vitra Design Museum Gallery
[Weil am Rhein] Germany 24.02 > 05.08.2018
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Entrance (Vanna Venturi House, 1962-1964, Philadelphia), 2015 © Bas Princen. Bas Princen. Image and Architecture at Vitra Design Museum Gallery
The exhibition “Bas Princen. Image and Architecture” at Vitra Design Museum Gallery provides an insight into Princen’s ongoing examination of the relationship between architecture and image.
For this exhibition, Bas Princen has employed large-scale photographs and his specially developed technique of printing on Japanese rice paper to create more than the mere representation of a building. Instead, the image is intended to be perceived as an actual material object in itself. In doing so, Princen encourages the viewer to form a new relationship with both, the architecture and its image.
 

Description of project by Vitra Design Museum Gallery

Dutch artist Bas Princen (*1975 in Rotterdam) is widely acclaimed for his portrayals of architecture and urban landscapes. The exhibition at Vitra Museum Gallery provides an insight into Princen’s ongoing examination of the relationship between architecture and image. The built structures depicted in the photographs originate from diverse locations and eras. They include Italian Renaissance buildings, a gargoyle atop the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, the first Crystal Palace in London, the New York skyline of the 1930s ...read more

Curators
Janna Lipsky. Text.- Viviane Stappmanns
Venue
Vitra Design Museum Gallery, Charles-Eam
es-Straße 2, 79576 Weil am Rhein, Germany
Dates
Duration.- 24 February – 05 August 2018.
Opening.- 23 February 2018, 6 pm Vitra Design Museum Gallery. Opening hours.- daily 10 am to 6 pm
April (The Trivulzio Tapestries, Cycle of Bramantino, 1504-1509, Milano), 2018 © Bas Princen. Bas Princen. Image and Architecture at Vitra Design Museum GalleryDetail #2 (02-Bas Princen Progress of the Chrystal Palace, P.H. Delamotte, albumen silver print, 1855, collection CCA, Montreal), 2017 © Bas Princen. Bas Princen. Image and Architecture at Vitra Design Museum GalleryCappella del Perdono (Palazzo Ducale, 1467- 1472, Urbino), 2017 © Bas Princen. Bas Princen. Image and Architecture at Vitra Design Museum GalleryDetail #4 (Le Stryge, anonymous cyanotype, 1860, collection CCA, Montreal), 2018 © Bas Princen. Bas Princen. Image and Architecture at Vitra Design Museum Gallery8th Pylon (Karnak, 1458 BCE, Luxor), 2017 © Bas Princen. Bas Princen. Image and Architecture at Vitra Design Museum GalleryEntrance (Vanna Venturi House, 1962-1964, Philadelphia), 2015 © Bas Princen. Bas Princen. Image and Architecture at Vitra Design Museum GalleryDetail #6 (View of the New Yorker, Ilse Bing, silver gelatin print, 1936, collection CCA, Montreal), 2018 © Bas Princen. Bas Princen. Image and Architecture at Vitra Design Museum GalleryOriginal entrance (Room of Peace, Palazzo Pubblico, 1338-1939, Siena), 2014 © Bas Princen. Bas Princen. Image and Architecture at Vitra Design Museum GalleryBas Princen, Studiolo del Duca, 2016 © Bas Princen. Bas Princen. Image and Architecture at Vitra Design Museum GalleryBas Princen, working at the CCA Montreal Archive on an anonymous cyanotype photograph of Notre Dame from 1890 © Bas Princen. Bas Princen. Image and Architecture at Vitra Design Museum Gallery