until 10.06. | #1323ARTatBerlin | Galerie Thomas Fischer presents from 28th April 2017 the exhibition “Neues Bauen in Tel Aviv und Brüssel” by the artist Irmel Kamp.
For over four decades Irmel Kamp has been photographing architecture, conducting long-term research projects focused on a single style or region. The current exhibition presents a selection from two of her most substantial bodies of work: Modern Architecture in Tel-Aviv 1930-1939, is the result of a five-year research encompassing more than 600 buildings, realized by Kamp between 1987-1993, prior to the large-scale preservation efforts of the city and to UNESCO’s recognition of it as a world heritage site in 2003; The second project, Les Années Trente, realized between 1996-1997, revolves around modern architecture of the 1930s in Brussels. Both compose an archeology of sorts of a local “International Style”. Rather than depicting “machines for living in” – Le Corbusier’s seminal maxim – the buildings in Irmel Kamp’s photographs are distinctly “lived-in” and not quite so mechanic, imbued with a sense of place and time and a poetics of presence.
Vernissage: Thursday, 27th April 2017, 6 to 9 p.m.
Exhibition period: Friday, 28th April to Saturday, 10th June 2017Zur Galerie Thomas Fischer
Image caption: Irmel Kamp, Bruxelles, 1997, Uccle, Rue de Second Raine, Gelatin silver print, 60 x 50 cm
Exhibitions Berlin Galleries: Irmel Kamp – Neues Bauen in Tel Aviv und Brüssel – Galerie Thomas Fischer | ART at Berlin