Brussels ‘Corporate Arcadia’ with photographs by Armin Linke, at CIVA Stichting

The exhibition presents the architecture that has actually shaped Brussels over the last 25 years – the company offices, bank headquarters and hotels that have created a corporate landscape since the Brussels-Capital Region was established in 1989.

 

Corporate Arcadia "Boudewijn Building" CIVA Brussels © Armin Linke

Corporate Arcadia “Boudewijn Building” CIVA Brussels © Armin Linke

 

This summer, the CIVA Foundation offers a unique perspective on half a century of town planning in Brussels. Two exhibitions take a distinctive look at the development of urban planning and architecture in Brussels and at the treatment of the city’s heritage: Save | Change the City – Unbuilt Brussels #01 examines Brusselisation, in which, at the urging of property developers and politicians, everything had to give way to what was called modern architecture. Corporate Arcadia focuses mainly on the architecture of the 1990s and the early years of this century and how it has shaped the appearance of Brussels today.

The exhibition’s curators are Sophie Dars and Carlo Menon. Editing work was taken care of by Überknackig.   (more…)

“Armin Linke. The Appearance of That Which Cannot be Seen” at PAC Milano

On the occasion of the 12th edition of the Contemporary Day dedicated to Italian art, the PAC presents The Appearance of That Which Cannot be Seen, an exhibition as a process of activating the archive of Armin Linke (*1966 in Milan) through dialogue

 

Greenhouse, El Ejido Spain, 2013 © Armin Linke

Greenhouse, El Ejido Spain, 2013 © Armin Linke

 

Armin Linke has set the initial frame by sharing photographs with thinkers from various fields and inviting them to react. By reading these images through their theories and concepts, each produces a selection illustrating their vision of contemporary society. These selections enter the exhibition organized as a changing topology of dialogues, transforming themselves in relation to PAC’s modernist architecture. (more…)

raumbilderfogen: a cinematic cartography between Armin Linke and Harun Farocki

Farocki’s 1995 documentary Schnittstelle (Interface) serves as starting point for Armin Linke’s installation —a reflection of an individual artistic way of working, drawing upon already existing images. Linke analyzes and documents spaces that surround people and searches for the connection of these various areas.

 

Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information IQOQI Innsbruck, Austria, 2015 Credit: © Armin Linke

Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information IQOQI Innsbruck, Austria, 2015 Credit: © Armin Linke

 

For many years the photographer and filmmaker Armin Linke has been analyzing and documenting spaces that surround people, spaces they have created or adapted themselves to—his archive meanwhile contains over 100,000 photographs.

In most cases, architecture plays the main role in his images, not in the sense of classic architectural photography, but rather as a medium for depicting the change of ideologies, cultural conditions and political tensions. (more…)