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09.03.2016
Three Books on Landscape Photography
Bas Princen
Bas Princen will show and discuss three distinct photographic projects to depicting landscape in post-war Europe: Paysages Photographies by Mission Photographique de la DATAR, Luigi Ghirri’s Atlante and his own photographic work on Dutch landscape.

BAS PRINCEN is an artist and photographer. He studied industrial design and architecture at the Berlage Institute in Rotterdam. Through photography, his has focused on urban landscape in transformation often portraying the tension between the built and the imaginary.
His solo exhibitions include Room of Peace at Fundamentals, 14th Venice Architecture Biennale in 2014, and Refuge at Storefront for Art and Architecture in 2010. His books include Artificial Arcadia in 2004, Five Cities Portfolio in 2009 and Reservoir in 2011. Princen won the 2004 Charlotte Kohler Prize for young artists in the Netherlands and the Silver Lion at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2010.
About the Event:
The event is part of the FS 2016 design research studio
EUROPEAN COUNTRYSIDE — ARCADIA

2 pm
ONA E30
Neunbrunnenstrasse 50
8093 Zürich

Photograph: Bernard Birsinger, Du haut du terril Fernand vers la cite minière Fernand-Anna et le terril Anna, Wittenheim, Plaine d’Alsace, 1984 La Mission photographique de la DATAR. © Bernard Birsinger.