Zaha Hadid_Joel Sternfeld Landscape?
24 Aug—31 Oct 2013

Zaha Hadid_Joel Sternfeld Landscape?

24 Aug—31 Oct 2013
Press release

The Buchmann Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of its exhibition entitled Landscape?. The exhibition presents a selection of paintings by Zaha Hadid alongside photographs by Joel Sternfeld. While there are clear differences in both the forms of expression and the subjects represented in the works of the two artists, their juxtaposition establishes a fascinating dialogue between architecture and landscape.
Iraqi Architect Zaha Hadid (*1950, Baghdad) first found renown in the early 1980’s thanks to a series of drawings and paintings through which she developed reflections on the value and importance of the project in architectural works. 
The Silver Paintings, displayed in Agra, address the theme of the relationship between urban landscape and architecture. Her works achieve an almost utopic dimension, as they do not show physical realities, but rather architectural possibilities, instead. Zaha Hadid experiments with new spatial concepts, researching a visionary aesthetic which touches all fields of urban design. Silver Paintings, and particularly their surfaces, their modulation of colour and their range of shades from light to dark, all contribute to creating a new representation of urban landscapes, somewhere between vision and reality. The value of her work is now of course, internationally recognised. For 2012,  Zaha Hadid completed the London Aquatics Centre, one of the principal venues for London’s Summer Olympics.
The American photographer Joel Sternfeld (*1944, New York) began his work in the Seventies, after having studied theories of colour usually applied in architecture and painting. Sternfeld is credited as being among the first, along with William Eggleston and Stephen Shore, of raising the level of colour photography as a higher artistic and research form.
Also, his landscapes continue to widen the tradition of American documentary photography, which begun in the Thirties by Walker Evans. Sternfeld’s works often conceal a subtile sarcasm, which pushes the observer to question the problematic nature of observation itself. Another important characteristic of his works is the relationship, never apparently arbitrary, between colour and the subject represented. With the pictures displayed in Agra, thanks in part to their large dimensions, observers are able to lose themselves immediately in the natural landscapes of America and the history of Roman countryside. 
 

On the same day, at 11am, Buchmann Lugano opens the exhibition
Landscape?
ZAHA HADID
Buchmann Lugano

Via della Posta 2, CH-6900 Lugano
Opening: Saturday, 24 August 2013 at 11am
Open Tuesday to Saturday, from 1pm to 6pm

Further information:

Buchmann Galerie

Via Gamee, CH-6927 Agra (Collina d’Oro)

T. + 41 (0) 91 980 08 30

buchmann.lugano@bluewin.ch

www.buchmanngalerie.com

Comunicato stampa

La Galleria Buchmann ha il piacere di annunciare l’apertura della mostra Landscape? L’esposizione presenta una selezione di dipinti di Zaha Hadid insieme a delle fotografie di Joel Sternfeld. Nonostante le differenti modalità espressive e la diversità dei soggetti raffigurati, le opere dei due artisti stabiliscono un affascinante dialogo tra architettura e paesaggio.

L’architetta irachena Zaha Hadid (*1950, Baghdad) raggiunge la fama nei primi anni 80, grazie a una serie di disegni e dipinti dove  sviluppa una riflessione sul valore e l’importanza del progetto di opere architettoniche. 
I Silver Paintings esposti ad Agra, affrontano la tematica del rapporto tra paesaggio urbano e architettura. I suoi lavori assumono una valenza quasi utopica, in quanto non mostrano delle realtà fisiche, ma piuttosto delle possibilità architettoniche. Zaha Hadid sperimenta nuovi concetti spaziali alla ricerca di un’estetica visionaria che abbraccia tutti i campi del design urbano. Inoltre nei suoi Silver Paintings la particolare lavorazione delle superfici, le modulazioni di colore, le sfumature dal chiaro allo scuro, contribuiscono a creare una nuova rappresentazione dei paesaggi urbani tra realtà e visione.
La validità dei suoi progetti è oggi riconosciuta a livello internazionale. Nel 2012 Zaha Hadid realizza il London Aquatics Centre, una delle principali sedi delle olimpiadi estive di Londra.

Il fotografo statunitense Joel Sternfeld (*1944, New York) inizia la sua attività a partire dagli anni 70, dopo aver studiato le teorie del colore di norma applicate in architettura e pittura. Sternfeld è stato tra i primi insieme a William Eggleston e Stephen Shore ad elevare la fotografia a colori a pratica artistica e di ricerca.
Senza dubbio i suoi paesaggi continuano e ampliano la tradizione della fotografia documentaria americana iniziata negli anni 30 da Walker Evans. I suoi lavori nascondono spesso un sottile sarcasmo, che spinge lo spettatore a interrogarsi sulla problematica natura dello sguardo. Un’altra importante caratteristica delle opere di Sternfeld,  è il rapporto, mai arbitrario, tra colore e soggetto rappresentato. Nelle fotografie esposte ad Agra, grazie anche alle grandi dimensioni, lo sguardo si perde nella natura dei paesaggi americani e nella storia delle campagne romane. 
 

 

Lo stesso giorno alle ore 11.00 inaugura presso Buchmann Lugano la mostra

Landscape?

ZAHA HADID

Buchmann Lugano

Via della Posta 2, CH-6900 Lugano

Inaugurazione: Sabato 24 agosto 2013 alle ore 11.00

Aperto dal martedì al sabato, dalle 13.00 alle 18.00

 

 

Per maggiori informazioni:

Buchmann Galerie

Via Gamee, CH-6927 Agra (Collina d’Oro)

T. + 41 (0) 91 980 08 30

buchmann.lugano@bluewin.ch

www.buchmanngalerie.com

Zaha Hadid

Born 1950 Bagdad/ Iraq. Lives and works in London.

Selected Exhibitions

2017
test, Buchmann Galerie
2015
Shooting Stars, Stadtgalerie Klagenfurt
2014
Dongdaemun Design Plaza, Seoul, South Korea
2013
Buchmann Galerie, Agra, Lugano
Danish Architecture Center, Copenhagen
2012
Danish Architecture Centre, Copenhagen
2011
Royal Academy of Arts, London
MUHKA - Museum of contemporary Art, Antwerp
MAXXI – Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Roma
2010
Galerie Gmurzynska, St. Moritz
2009
Buchmann Galerie, Berlin
2008
National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek
Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg
FRIST Nashville
UMMA-University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor
2007
Architekturtriennale Lissabon, Lissabon
Mart Trento e Rovereto
Biennale Venedig, Venedig
Buchmann Galerie, Berlin
David Gill Galleries, London
Tate Modern, London
Centre Pompidou Centre, Paris
The Design Museum, London
2006
Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle, Bonn
Albertina, Wien
Lentos Kunstmuseum, Linz
Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg
30 Years of Architecture, Solomon R Guggenheim Museum, New York
K20/21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein Westfalen, Düsseldorf
Pinakothek der Moderne, München
2005
Silver Paintings, Buchmann Galerie, Köln
Kunstverein Salzburg
Buchmann Galerie, Köln
Deutsche Guggenheim – Berlin
Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg
ZKM, Karlsruhe
2004
Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle
Neue Galerie, Graz
Palazzo Ducale, Genua
Sommerset House, London
Haus der Kunst, München
Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Hamburg
Fondation Beyeler, Basel
2003
Neue Galerie, Graz
MAK - Museum für angewandte Kunst, Wien
MAK Center, Los Angeles
2002
Biennale Venedig
Yale School of Architecture, New England
steirischer herbst 2002, Joanneum, Graz
2001
Kunstmuseum, Wolfsburg
2000
Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
Villa Medici - Accademia di Francia, Rom
Serpentine Gallery, London
1997
Leopold Hoesch Museum, Düren
1995
Grand Central Station, New York
1988
MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York
1985
GA Gallery, Tokio
1983
Architectural Association, London
1978
Solomon R. Guggenheim, New York
Selected Exhibition Design
2007 Ideal House, Internationale Möbelmesse, Köln
2006 Tokyo Blossoms, The Haro Museum Installation, Tokio
25 Years of Deutsche Bank Collection, Singapore Art Museum, Singapur
2005 Elastika intervention at Design 05, Art Basel, Miami Beach
25 Jahre Sammlung Deutsche Bank, Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin
2004 Sulle Tracce di Mozart, Palazzo Reale, Mailand
2000 Borderline Exhibition, Palais des Beaux Arts, Brüssel
1997 Mind Zone, Millenium Dome, London
1998 Addressing the Century: 100 Years of Art and Fashion, Hayward Gallery, London
1996 Wiener Kunsthalle, Wien
Leopold-Hosch Museum, Düren
1992 Solomon R Guggenheim Museum, New York

Joel Sternfeld

Born 1944, lives and works in New York.

Education

Dartmouth College

Grants and Awards
2004 Citigroup Photography Prize, in association with 
The Photographer’s Gallery
1990-91 Prix de Rome
1987-88 Shifting Foundation Fellowship
1985 Dartmouth College, Artist-in-Resident 
Grand Prize Winner, Higashikawa Festival of Photography, 
  Japan
1978, 1982 Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship
1980 National Endowment for the Arts Photographers Fellowship

Solo Exhibitions

2019
Galerie Xippas, Paris, France
2017
Buchmann Box
Buchmann Galerie
2014
Buchmann Galerie, Berlin
2013
Buchmann Lugano, Lugano
2012
Photographica Fine Art
C/O, Berlin
Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York City
Buchmann Galerie, Berlin
Albertina, Vienna
2011
Foam Fotografiemuseum, Amsterdam
Museum Folkwang, Essen
2010
Museo D'Arte Contemporanea (MACRO), Rome
2009
Buchmann Galerie, Berlin
2008
Luhring Augustine, New York
Buchmann Galerie, Berlin
2007
Russel Bowman Art Advisory, Chicago
2006
Haines Gallery, San Francisco
2005
Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York
2004
Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York
2003
LisboaPhoto, Lisbon
2002
The Photographers’ Gallery, London
White Box Gallery, New York
Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York
2001
Haines Gallery, San Francisco
MoCA – The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco
PaceWildenstein Gallery, New York
2000
Museum für Sepukralkultur, Kassel
1999
Haus am Waldsee, Berlin
1998
The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland/OH
The Parts Gallery, Minneapolis
Stadthaus Ulm
Moreau Galleries, Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame/IN
1997
PaceWildenstein MacGill, New York
PaceWildenstein Gallery, Los Angeles
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago
1992
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
1991
Museum of Modern Art, New York
1989
Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York
1987
Museum of Fine Arts Houston, TX; Detroit Institute of Art, Detroit
1985
Higashikawa International Festival, Japan
Dartmouth College Hanover
Afterimage Gallery, Dallas
1984
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Friends of Photography, Carmel
Daniel Wolf Inc., New York
Visual Studies Workshop
1982
Blue Sky Gallery, Portland
California Museum of Photography, University of Riverside
Grapestake Gallery, San Francisco
1981
The Photography Gallery, La Jolla
Daniel Wolf Inc., New York
1980
Daniel Wolf Inc., New York
1976
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia

Group Exhibitions

2020
Galerie Xippas, Paris, France
Albertina, Vienna
2019
Buchmann Galerie, Berlin
UCR / California Museum of Photography, Riverside CA
2018
Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland
Marshall Fine Arts Center Atrium Gallery, Haverford, PA, USA
2017
Blanton Museum of Art, Austin TX
Albertina, Vienna
The Jewish Museum, New York
2016
Ryerson Image Centre, Toronto
The Detroit Institute of Arts
Hall Art Foundation, Reading, UK
Baumwollspinnerei Halle 12, Leipzig
Parasol unit, London (cat.)
2015
New Orleans Museum of Art NOMA
Thomas Cole National Historic Site, Catskill, NY
University Museum of Contemporary Art - UMass Amherst, Amherst
2014
Musée des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux
2013
Istanbul Modern, Istanbul
Buchmann Galerie Agra, Lugano
Haggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee
Austin Museum of Art, Laguna Gloria, Austin
2012
Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg
Henry Art Gallery, Seattle
The Saatchi Gallery, London
2011
Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg
Moderna Museet, Stockholm
Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam, Amsterdam
UCR/California, Museum of Photography, Riverside (cat.)
Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort
Foto Colectania Foundation, Barcelona, Spain (cat.)
2010
Hasted Hunt Kraeulter, New York.
Museum Kloster Unser Lieben Frauen, Magdeburg
The Richard L. Nelson Gallery & The Fine Arts Collection, University of California, Davis
Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio
Luhring Augustine, New York
Equinox Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia
2009
3rd Fotofestival Mannheim Ludwigshafen Heidelberg, Mannheim
Moderna Museet, Skeppsholmen, Stockholm
Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent
Castillo de Santa Bárbara, C/Jovellanos, Alicante
Buchmann Galerie, Berlin
Museum of Modern Art, New York
2008
Art Institute Chicago
Whitney Museum, New York
2007
Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago
Center for Photographs, The Getty, Los Angeles
The Art Institute of Chicago
Art Center at Vassar College, Poughkeepsie (cat.)
Yancey Richardson Gallery
The Frances Lehman Loeb
The Art Institute of Chicago
2006
The Henry Art Gallery, Seattle
Fotomuseum Winterthur, Zürich
Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah
Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York
Museum Folkwang, Essen
Center for Photographs, The Getty, Los Angeles
2005
Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
2004
Kennedy Boesky Photographs, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York
Yossi Miller Gallery, New York
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Sutton Lane, London
CUNY, Queens, Flushing
Russell Bowman Art Advisory, Chicago
The Photographer Gallery, London, UK traveling to
Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf
The Museum of Photography, Film & Television, Bradfort
2003
Lisboa Photo, Lisbon, Portugal
2002
Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York
2001
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco
Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland
1993
New Society for Fine Art, Berlin
1992
Museum of Modern Art, New York
1991
Museum of Modern Art, New York
1989
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; The Royal Academy of Art, London; The Australian National Gallery of Art,
Canberra
The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago; The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles
1987
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia
1985
Whitney Museum, New York
Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York
Barbican Art Gallery, London
Light Gallery, New York
Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick
1984
Art 45 Institute, Montreal, Canada
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo
California Museum of Photography at University of California 
 Riverside
Museum of Modern Art, New York
International Center of Photography, New York
Paris Art Center, Paris, France
1982
Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover
1981
Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco
1980
George Eastman House, Rochester
Creative Artists Public Service Photography Exhibition, New York
1978
Polaroid Corporation, Cambridge
Photokina, Kunsthalle, Köln
1977
Festival d’Arles, Arles
1976
The Print Club, Philadelphia
Selected Collections

Dallas Art Museum
Deutsche Börse Art Collection, Frankfurt/M.
European American Bank, New York
Folkwang Museum, Essen
Forbes Collection, New York, NY
Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland
Groninger Museum, Groningen, The Netherlands
Goldman Sachs, New York
F.C. Gundlach Collection, Hamburg
Hallmark Collections, Kansas City
High Museum of Art, Atlanta
Houston Museum of Modern Art
ING Belgium Art Collection
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN
Maison Europeene de la Photographie, Paris
Museum Folkwang Essen, Essen, Germany
Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Seattle Art Museum
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
The Broad Art Foundation, Santa Monica, CA
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
The Victoria and Albert Museum, London
The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Yale University Art Gallery, New York