For its 20th anniversary, Fotomuseum Winterthur is presenting the exhibition Concrete – Photography and Architecture, which questions the complex and unique relationship between the two. Photography transforms three-dimensional perspectives of architecture and cities into two dimensions, bringing forth a new reality of shapes and signs. Through more than 400 prints from the 19th (William Henry Fox Talbot, Charles Marville) and 20th centuries (Germaine Krull, Lucia Moholy, Walker Evans) to the present day (Georg Aerni, Thomas Struth, David Goldblatt), the exhibition offers an overview of different perspectives, combining history, ideology and utopia with more concrete questions about how to photograph materials (glass, steel, stone) and represent construction, destruction and temporary architectural installations.
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