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Gerald Zugmann, Architectural Photographs: 4 Austrian Architects

opening reception 5:30pm-7:00pm
July 31, 2005 - 8:00pm to October 20, 2005 - 8:00pm

In cooperation with the Austrian Consul General, the Knowlton Banvard Gallery is happy to present a selection of works from architectural photographer Gerald Zugmann. The show consists of primarily gelatin silver prints or giclée prints on paper, focusing on the architectural works of Hollein, Domenig, Kappeler, and Coop Himmelblau.

For Gerald Zugmann, photography is an autonomous artistic medium; and in order to make his artistic statement, he makes use of architecture in particular. For him, it is not a matter of producing documentary representations of built objects. Much more, he seems to shape architecture itself.

The form of a building, which Zugmann has made reproductions of, no longer appears as merely that which the architect has bestowed upon it – it has become the form, which the viewer has bestowed upon the building. Zugmann’s very conscious selection of built objects and thus, their architects, allows him to form “his” architecture. In this way, he qualifies the individuality of each architect, so that the built object and its essential statement as interpreted by him remains in the foreground.

Carl Pruscha,
Professor at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna

Gerald Zugmann, Architectural Photographs: 4 Austrian Architects

Gerald Zugmann, Architectural Photographs: 4 Austrian Architects

Gerald Zugmann, Architectural Photographs: 4 Austrian Architects

Gerald Zugmann, Architectural Photographs: 4 Austrian Architects

Gerald Zugmann, Architectural Photographs: 4 Austrian Architects

Gerald Zugmann, Architectural Photographs: 4 Austrian Architects

Gerald Zugmann, Architectural Photographs: 4 Austrian Architects