The Frist Art Museum presents "Image Building: How Photography Transforms Architecture" | Nashville Public Radio

Event Details

  • Every 1 week(s) between
    July 20, 2018 and October 28, 2018
  • Mondays, 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Tuesdays, 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Wednesdays, 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Thursdays, 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Fridays, 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Saturdays, 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Sundays, 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Event Description

The Frist Art Museum presents Image Building: How Photography Transforms Architecture, an exhibition that examines the complex and dynamic interactions among spectators, images, buildings, and time through the lens of architectural photography in America and Europe from the 1930s to the present. On view in the museum’s Upper-Level Galleries from July 20 through October 28, 2018, Image Building features 57 photographs that explore the social, psychological, and conceptual implications of architecture through the subjective interpretation of those who portrayed it in both film and digital media. Organized by guest curator Therese Lichtenstein, PhD, Image Building brings together works by 21 artists and commercial photographers, ranging from classic modern masters such as Berenice Abbott, Samuel H. Gottscho, and Julius Shulman to a later generation known for its more vernacular images, with Robert Adams, Lewis Baltz, Luigi Ghirri, and Stephen Shore among its members. The exhibition also features contemporary works by Iwan Baan, Hélène Binet, James Casebere, Thomas Demand, Andreas Gursky, Candida Höfer, Thomas Ruff, Thomas Struth, and Hiroshi Sugimoto, among others. Organized thematically into Cityscapes, Domestic Spaces, and Public Places, the exhibition examines the relationship between contemporary and historical approaches to photographing buildings in urban, suburban, and rural environments, looking at influences, similarities and differences. By juxtaposing these photographs, Image Building creates a dialogue between the past and present, revealing the ways photography shapes and frames the perception of architecture, and how that perception is transformed over time.