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From October 2023 to March 2024, the Vitra Design Museum presents the first major retrospective of Baan’s oeuvre. The exhibition »Iwan Baan: Moments in Architecture« reflects the photographer’s wide scope by drawing up a panorama of global architecture in the early twenty-first century, of its urban and social contexts, and of the people who use it. The exhibition features examples from all areas of Baan’s work since the early 2000s and includes film footage as well as rarely published photographs of traditional and informal architecture around the world – from the round Yaodong villages of China to the rock-hewn churches of Ethiopia, from self-built multi-storey dwellings in Cairo to the Torre David in Caracas. »What's important is the story,« Iwan Baan says, »which is very intuitive and fluid. I am not so interested in the timeless architectural image as much as the specific moment in time, the place, and the people there – all the unexpected, unplanned moments in and around the space, how people interact with that space, and the stories that are unfolding there.« The poster shows the following projects (clockwise): CCTV Headquaters, Bejing, China, 2005–12, by OMA; Kumbh Mela festival in Prayagraj, India, 2013; Baku in Azerbaijan, 2011; Plasencia Conference Center and Auditorium in Plasencia, Spain, 2017, by SelgasCano.
Motif: Key Visual of the exhibition: all images © Iwan Baan; Design: Haller Brun, 2023
Size:(l/w): 841 x 594 mm