Dialogues, Photographs by Hélène Binet

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For over 25 years now, the photographer Hélène Binet has been at work around the world, using her camera to capture the architectural work of internationally known architects, such as John Hejduk, Ludwig Leo, Le Corbusier, Peter Zumthor and Zaha Hadid. Her predominantly black-and-white photographs are characterised particularly through the precise effects of light and shadow within the architectural space. Binet shows structures and material, forms and geometries in such a way that something entirely independent emerges, something that goes far beyond a pure reproduction of the buildings. In the exhibition she juxtaposes shots of different buildings by famous architects or contrasts them with landscape photographs. These dialogues emphasise what is specific to the given architecture and simultaneously open up multi-layered associative possibilities for their viewers. The exhibition has been realised in cooperation with the Accademia di architettura in Mendrisio, Switzerland. The exhibition has been extended until 26 October on account of the public’s great interest.

“Dialogues – Photographs by Hélène Binet“
An exhibition of Accademia di architettura Università della Svizzera italiana.
3 June – 26 October 2015
Bauhaus-Archiv, Museum für Gestaltung, Berlin, Germany

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