“Disappear Here” Sam Jacob’s exhibition on perspective at the RIBA

The exhibition explores the lineage of perspective across centuries and technologies. Connecting the disciplines of art, architecture and mathematics, the exhibition highlights the difference between reality and how we represent it through new architectural installations, an animated film, original drawings and rare books from RIBA’s Collections.

 

Hans Vredeman de Vries from his book Perspective 1604-5 © RIBA Collections

Hans Vredeman de Vries from his book Perspective 1604-5 © RIBA Collections

 

RIBA’s commissions are an opportunity for emerging and established practices and artists to work with RIBA curators to explore its historical collections through a contemporary lens. For this project, RIBA commissioned Sam Jacob Studio to transform the gallery into a mesmerising spatial environment on the theme of perspective. We provide an introduction to the exhibition and to the theme of perspective – where it originated and what the future may hold – interspersed with quotations from Sam Jacob, the principal of Sam Jacob Studio, taken from an accompanying essay. (more…)