“Building Pictures” Opens at MoCP April 3

From the MoCP e-blast:

BUILDING PICTURES Exhibition Opens at the Museum of Contemporary Photography (Columbia College Chicago)
April 4 – May 31, 2008
OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday April 3, 5 – 7 pm

Work by:
Alexander Apóstol
Dionisio González
Terence Gower
Luisa Lambri
Chris Mottalini
Bas Princen
Thomas Ruff
Josef Schulz

“This exhibition explores connections between architecture and photography, from methods of spatial representation to the relationships between the real and virtual worlds in each discipline. It examines the responses of artists to the ideals of modern and postmodern design, and explore the connections between the immersive natures of both photography and architecture and the networks of spatial relationships on which they depend. Topics explored include architecture as idealized public space, the idea of progress, and the challenge of how to represent it photographically.

GALLERY TALK
Friday, April 4, 3:30pm at the MoCP

Exhibiting artists Alexander Apóstol and Chris Mottalini will discuss their work on view. In his series Residente Pulido, Apóstol digitally transforms images of buildings constructed in Venezuela during the 1950s as a commentary on the rise and fall of prosperity as seen in the rationalist modernist architecture of the country. Mottalini’s work documents homes designed by American late modernist architect Paul Rudolph just before they are destroyed. In their works, both artists hint at the perceived failures of the more utopian ideals of modern architecture.”

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