Gallery FIFTY ONE
‘Interiors’ is an exhibition of true topophilia; to use the term by the French philosopher Gaston Bachelard. It examines the ‘love for places and interiors’ through the eyes of various international photographers. Some of these artists try to evoke a sense of emotional place rather than the physicality of interior’s forms. They are merely interested in the memories and feelings evoked by the interior settings, as can be determined in the work by James Casebere, Candida Höfer and Hiroshi Sugimoto. Others, like Kate Schermerhorn, Andreas Gursky, Lucinda Devlin and Matthew Pillsbury, examine rather how interior spaces express the values of the culture that creates and uses them. At yet another level, we can distinguish the search by Friederike von Rauch and Karl Hugo Schmölz for capturing the pure architectural beauty of spaces and the way how changing light and shadow define surface, volume and depth. Abelardo Morell even has transformed many rooms into cameras; his interiors are reduced to black boxes or camera obscuras. The images of these photographers offer us diverse and personal levels of research on the vast theme of ‘interiors’. However, they all seek to challenge our perception of the reality of spaces; of how we see and experience them.
Artists on view Interiors
James Casebere, Lucinda Devlin, Andreas Gursky, Candida Höfer, Abelardo Morell, Matthew Pillsbury, Kate Schermerhorn, Karl Hugo Schmölz, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Friederike von Rauch