Photography and Architecture - Anniversary Exh ibition 1
02.03.2013 - 20.05.2013

Architectures and cities are both volumes and images alike. We experience them directly\, physically and sensually\, as well as through pictures. Pictures speak a language of their own. They offer a discourse that is quite unlike the physical experie nce of architecture. They transform volume into surface\; distil matter int o forms and signs – rarely\, if ever\, leaving it as it is. That is probabl y why so many architects try to get involved in determining the image of th eir buildings. The classic architectural photographer is their instrument\, following their instructions\, photographing the building at the zero hour as soon as it has been completed\, cleaned and prepared – before any signs of use emerge\, and before the building is occupied and transformed throug h use.
Concrete – Photography and Architecture seeks to approach the s ingular and complex relationship between architecture and photography in li ght-hearted\, narrative and dialectical ways. The exhibition explores issue s of history and ideology\, as well as the specifics of form and material\, in the photographic image. The visual appeal of destroyed or dilapidated b uildings is also addressed\, as are their powerful demonstrations of power and exclusivity\, fragility and beauty. To what extent does photography inf luence not only the way architecture is perceived\, but also the way it is designed? How does an image bring architecture to life\, and at what point does it become uncanny? How do settlements develop into cities? Or\, in soc iological terms: how do work and life interconnect differently in\, say\, Z urich and Winterthur\, as opposed to\, say\, Calcutta? And how do skyscrape rs and living spaces translate into the flat\, two-dimensional world of pho tography?

Curator of the exhibition: Thomas Seelig

Th e exhibition is accompanied by a comprehensive catalog published by Scheide gger &\; Spiess.

LOCATION:Fotomuseum Winterthur\,Gruzenstrasse 44 + 45 \nWinterthur\, Zurich 8400 SUMMARY:Concrete - Photography and Architecture\, Iwan Baan\, Lewis Baltz\, Laurence Bonvin\, Domenico Bresolin\, Robert Venturi & Denise Scott Brown\ , Balthasar Burkhard\, Gregory Crewdson\, Willie Doherty\, David Goldblatt\ , Guido Guidi\, F.C. Gundlach\, Lucien Hervé\, Matthias Hoch\, Yasuhiro Ish imoto\, Germaine Krull\, Stanley Kubrick\, Sol LeWitt\, El Lissitzky\, Char les Marville\, Gordon Matta-Clark\, Randa Mirza\, Lucia Moholy\, Nils Nova\ , Albert Renger-Patzsch\, Thomas Ruff\, Julius Shulman\, Jules Spinatsch\, Ezra Stoller\, Paul Strand\, Thomas Struth\, Hiroshi Sugimoto\, William Hen ry Fox Talbot\, Jakob Tuggener\, Michael Wesely\, Anita Witek\, Ulrich Wüst \, Tobias Zielony END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR