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The MIES Project in Chicago

By 12. September 2019 September 26th, 2019 No Comments

On September 16, 2019, the Goethe-Institut Chicago opened the exhibition The MIES Project by the Berlin-based photo artist Arina Dähnick. With the legendary Leica M rangefinder camera, classical “analog” technology, and photographic intuition, Dähnick opened up a whole new visual access to the architecture of Mies van der Rohe. Vantage point and distance, the mood of the light at different times of day and year, the manual adjustment of aperture, exposure, and focus, and the complete renunciation of image-manipulating post-processing make the shots a highly personal and, for the viewer, fascinating new MIES experience.

Even if you do not travel to Chicago, you can still share this experience: Four motifs from the series are available from Edition Cantz in a limited artist’s edition.

Arina Dähnick, Architectural Portraits. The MIES Project
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The series is on view at the Goethe-Institut in Chicago through October 11, 2019.
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Parallel to the Chicago Architecture Biennial, the photographs will also be shown from September 25 to November 19, 2019 in the S. R. Crown Hall of the IIT College of Architecture in Chicago – one of Mies van der Rohe’s architectural masterpieces.
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From left to right: Michelangelo Sabatino, Dean, College of Architecture, S.R. Crown Hall, Chicago, photo artist Arina Dähnick and Dirk Lohan, grandson of Mies van der Rohe, Fellow of the American Institute of Architects