FICTION AND FABRICATION

PHOTOGRAPHY OF ARCHITECTURE AFTER THE DIGITAL TURN


James Welling 0462, 2009. Novo Banco Contemporary Photography Collection
Until August 19, 2019
Fiction and Fabrication gathers nearly 50 artists who build and manipulate images of architectural objects and spaces. Marking 30 years since Photoshop was invented, and digital tools invaded photographic production, this exhibition focuses on the imagery of architecture as a central theme to an expanded practice of photography in contemporary art.
From the seminal works of Andreas Gurski, Thomas Ruff, Jeff Wall or Thomas Demand to the fictional creations of Beate Gütschow, Oliver Boberg or Isabel Brison, the show offers a panorama of architectural photography that evades objective approaches and favours fictionalised takes on reality between cinematic gazes, image deconstruction and more politicised narratives. At a time when digital tools preside over the making of architectural images for media consumption, fictions stemming from the art world appear here as a critical alternative that questions and expands the concept of architecture.
Fiction and Fabrication
Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, Lisbon
Until 19 August, 2019
Fiction and Fabrication exhibition view. MAAT, 20 March - 19 August 2019, courtesy of EDP Foundation. © Bruno Lopes
Fiction and Fabrication exhibition view. MAAT, 20 March - 19 August 2019, courtesy of EDP Foundation. © Bruno Lopes
Fiction and Fabrication exhibition view. MAAT, 20 March - 19 August 2019, courtesy of EDP Foundation. © Bruno Lopes