Iwan Baan photos at Heinz Architectural Center

Iwan Baan photos at Heinz Architectural Center
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Iwan Baan photos at Heinz Architectural Center

White Cube, Green Maze: New Art Landscapes

Iwan Baan photos at Heinz Architectural Center

Author: Frank Gosebruch

September 22, 2012–January 13, 2013

Heinz Architectural Center, part of Carnegie Museum of Art. 4400 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213-4007

Exhibition organized by Raymund Ryan, curator of architecture.

White Cube, Green Maze: New Art Landscapes presents six wonderful sites from around the globe: The Olympic Sculpture Park (USA); Stiftung Insel Hombroich (Germany); Benesse Art Site Naoshima (Japan); Instituto Inhotim (Brazil); Jardin Botanico de Culiacan (Mexico); and Grand Traiano Art Complex (Italy). The exhibition includes models and drawings by architects and landscape architects (see list below). Renowned architectural photographer Iwan Baan has photographed all six sites for the exhibition and for the catalogue, which also features texts by Raymund Ryan, Brian O’Doherty and Marc Treib.

Iwan Baan is a Dutch architectural photographer. He follows the old tradition of depicting isolated buildings which, in fact,  represents people in architecture and the building’s environment is the metaphor of a story, of a feedback among people and their space”. He has photographed buildings by many of the world’s most prominent architects, including Rem Koolhaas and Toyo Ito. His “polysemic shots” have been compared to the work of Diane Arbus.

In 2010, he won the first annual Julius Shulman Photography Award.

Images by Iwan Baan

The exhibition presents works by:

Raimund Abraham (New York City); Tadao Ando (Osaka); Arquitetos Associados (Belo Horizonte); Tatiana Bilbao (Mexico City); Rodrigo Cerviño Lopez (São Paulo); Rudolf Finsterwalder (Stephanskirchen); Erwin Heerich (Düsseldorf); HHF architects (Basel); Oliver Kruse (Hombroich); Johnston Marklee (Los Angeles); Ryue Nishizawa (Tokyo); Rizoma Arquitetura (Belo Horizonte); Hiroshi Sambuichi (Hiroshima); Álvaro Siza Vieira (Porto); TOA (Taller de Operaciones Ambientales, Mexico City); Topotek 1 (Berlin); Weiss/Manfredi (New York City).

**The programs of the Heinz Architectural Center are made possible by the generosity of the Drue Heinz Trust. General operating support for Carnegie Museum of Art is provided by The Heinz Endowments and Allegheny Regional Asset District. Carnegie Museum of Art receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Major support for the exhibition catalogue was provided by Elise Jaffe + Jeffrey Brown.

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