But this coming Friday could be close(ish) – An exhibition of Gerrit Engel’s BERLIN PHOTOGRAPHS will be opening at the Academy of Design in Port Melbourne. Courtesy of the Goethe Institute, 42 of a series that numbers more than 200 of his photos will be on display.
The subject matter:
buildings as objects
buildings as objects against a grey sky
The selected images cross time, geography, history, style and form. Some buildings are iconic, many others are more obscure, but they are all buildings as objects against a grey sky.
Gerrit specifically takes the photos with an overcast sky so that all objects are equal, presented objectively. This also gives them a stillness and neutrality that makes them very accessible. You can allow yourself to be absorbed by them like Mike TeeVee in Charlie and Chocolate Factory.
You are (I am) there.
The exhibition is on until September 6 – For more information http://www.goethe.de/ins/au/lp/ver/vme/de11213266v.htm
(please RSVP if you can make it to the opening – I will be delivering the floor talk)
Find information on Gerrit Engel’s Berlin and more http://www.gerritengel.com/_en/projects/berlin/
And don’t forget the local (Melbourne) tangible version of the Architour can be found right here http://www.architours.com.au/