Monday, 31 March 2014

Building Images
A photography exhibition featuring 25 years of Swiss Architecture curated by Hubertus Adam and Elena Kossovkaja, Swiss Architecture Museum.

Photography exhibition: Building Images presented by Embassy of Switzerland & Pro Helvetia - Swiss Arts Council in New Delhi from 22 March-  03 April 2014. 

Exhibition featuring 25 years of Swiss Architecture curated by Hubertus Adam and Elena Kossovkaja, Swiss Architecture Museum

Dates: March 22- April 03 (except Sundays and public holidays)
Venue: Embassy of Switzerland, Chanakyapuri
Time: 10.00 am to 05.00 pm
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About the exhibition:
It is often the case that our perceptions of contemporary architecture are not based on impressions that we obtain on site; instead, they are mediated by images. In a society which, as a result of the "iconic turn", is influenced more by images than by text, photography takes on decisive significance, also in the mediation of architecture. "BUILDING IMAGES" is conceived as a panorama of the last 25 years of Swiss architecture. Buildings which have contributed to the worldwide success of Swiss construction are presented - not by means of plans and models, but solely via the medium of photography. Here, artistic positions enter into a dialog with architectural photography. Rather than limiting itself to stringing together exemplary photographs, the presentation also sheds light on the different aspects of the relationship between image and architecture in an analytical section. What role do images play during the design process?

Photo contributions by:
Mathilde AgiusI Tonatiuh Ambrosetti I Georg Aerni I Iwan Baan I Hélène Binet I Hans Danuser I Lucia Degonda I Ralph Feiner I Thomas Flechtner I Marco Bakker I Robert Frank I Alexander Gempeler I Heinrich Helfenstein I Hanes Henz I Valentin

The curators 
Hubertus Adam / Switzerland - Director of the Swiss Architecture Museum in Basel Born in 1965, Hubertus Adam studied art history, archaeology and philosophy. He worked as an independent art historian following which he was editor of the Berlin magazine Bauwelt. Adam worked then as editor of the Zurich magazine Archithese from 1998 to 2012. In addition he has also been engaged as an independent architecture critic, mainly for the Swiss newspaper Neue Zürcher Zeitung. Adam has published numerous essays about architecture history mainly addressing a span from the 20th century to today. Since 2010 he has been the director of the Swiss Architecture Museum (SAM) in Basel, Switzerland.

Elena Kossovskaja / Switzerland - Co-curator Elena Kossovskaja was born in St. Petersburg in 1977 and now lives in Basel. Elena Kossovskaja studied architecture in Berlin. She worked for various architecture firms and later as an architecture journalist for a variety of magazines. Since 2010 she worked for the S AM Swiss Architecture Museum and is co-curator of the exhibition "Building Images: Photography focusing on Swiss Architecture". Elena Kossovskaja is currently doing research on the Architecture of the everyday.

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