Architecture

Dayanita Singh's Museum Of Machines at Mast, Bologna

Reading Time: 4 minutes On the opening of Museum Of Machines, a major new exhibition on Dayanita Singh at Mast Gallery, Bologna, the exhibition curator Urs Stahel writes of the iconic Indian photographer’s ability to “shape internal and external life, society and personal history, presence and absence, fullness and emptiness, reality and dream into a fragmented whole, a new and unique body of image and poetry.”

8 November 2016

William Christenberry's evocation of the American South in new New York exhibition

Reading Time: 2 minutes During pilgrimages to his native Hale County, Alabama, William Christenberry has recorded the changing appearance of the region’s natural landscape and vernacular architecture in diverse formats and media since the early 1960s. The work is shown for the first time at New York’s Pace/MacGill Gallery, in an about to launch exhibition.

31 October 2016

Photographing the slums of Riga, Latvia

Reading Time: 3 minutes When Alnis Stakle first took up photography, he was faced with a rigid conception of the medium. In Latvia in the 1990s it was largely considered a commercial craft, he says, with any more artistic ambitions restricted to banal nudes and sunsets. But for Stakle photography is “a kind of religion”, which has the power to change our relationship to the world.

4 October 2016

Photographing The Vast New Tunnels Underneath London

Reading Time: < 1 minute It’s cost the taxpayer £15 billion, it stretches for 26 miles, and it has unearthed artefacts from eight thousand years of London’s history. The British photographer Simon Norfolk, on commission for National Geographic Magazine, went 40 meters beneath the streets of London to photograph Crossrail.

4 October 2016