21-10-2011

Bas Princen Exhibition - Rome

Bas Princen,

Rome,

Exhibition,

The Dutch artist started out as an architect and designer before becoming one of the most prominent contemporary photographers, winning a Silver Lion at the 12th architecture biennial in Venice in 2010.



Bas Princen Exhibition - Rome
From September 23 to October 8 2011 the Casa dell'Architettura in Rome, hosts the first exhibition of the work of Bas Princen focusing on 9 selected photographs from "Reservoir", the photographer?s most recent work, published in 2011.

Bas Princen sees architecture as a privileged starting point for making his contribution to debate about contemporary art, and he does it by using photography to question and interpret transformation of the great urban centres of the new millennium.

For his most recent project, "Reservoir", he took photographs all over the world: construction sites, quarries, buildings, demolitions and glimpses of homes, but what interests him most is the relationship between natural and artificial in post-modern architectural culture.

Princen creates ideal representations which do not draw on the past or look forward to the future, but become disturbing, paradoxical symbols of the human condition today.

(Agnese Bifulco)

Title: Bas Princen
Location: Casa dell'Architettura, Rome, Italy
Dates: September 23 ? October 8 2011
Photographs: Bas Princen