Berlin, the metropolis most affected by the political cataclysms of the 20th Century, and Manhattan, New York, the epitome of the city, the modern metropolis. Gerrit Engel focuses on their buildings like an anthropologist studying exotic individuals. Fascinated, yet maintaining an academic distance.
Gerrit’s photographs are portrait studies of houses each with their own faces, which together make up a portrait of an entire city. A city story, unfolded through images of its distinct, beautiful and less beautiful, small and large, spectacular and picturesque buildings.
Born in 1965, Essen, Gerrit studied Architecture and Photography in Munich and New York, and now lives in Berlin. His highly acclaimed “Buffalo Grain Elevators“ debut photo series was published in 1997, following the foot steps of Walter Gropius and Le Corbusier.
“Die Neue Sammlung“ (the new collection) of 2009 now presents a selection of his latest and earlier work in an exhibition Munich’s Pinakothek der Moderne. It is his largest museum exhibition to date.
NEW YORK – BERLIN. PHOTOGRAPHIEN. GERRIT ENGEL
Pinakothek der Moderne
Barer Straße 40, 80333 Munich
Tue-Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Thurs 10:00 - 20:00
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