Robert Koch Gallery‘s selection
With Concrete Abstract, Shai Kremer offers a decade in the making look at the reconstruction effort at the site of the World Trade Center. These large scale photographs are the culmination of overlays of multiple images telling the story of the construction from 2001 to 2012. At first glance, these layered images appear as abstract paintings. Closer inspection unveils the steel girders, rivets, and construction workers rendering a ghostly passage of time. With each layer, we see further beneath the surface, revealing the scars that will remain in legacy coupled with rebirth.
Edouard-Denis Baldus and Frantisek Drtikol.
The Drtikol Broken Arc and Baldus Toulon (The Station) were chosen because of their historical significance in arena of photography. Both prints are excellent examples and iconic images by this figures of major significance, which is why we selected the works.
Robert Koch Gallery
Paris Photo 2013