Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Bernd and Hilla Becher: Landscape/Typology at MOMA
Tomorrow marks the opening of Bernd and Hilla Becher: Landscape/Typology at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Curator Peter Galassi has endeavored to juxtapose the Becher's two descriptive, yet antithetical methods of representation- the landscape and the typology.
"The typologies emulate the clarity of an engineer's drawing, while the landscapes evoke the experience of a particular place. The exhibition presents these two formats together; because they lie at the polar extremes of photographic description, each underscores the creative potential of the other."
Bernd and Hilla Becher: Landscape/Typology
Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53 Street
New York, NY
May 21–August 25, 2008
Gallery Talk: Thursday, June 19 @ 1:30pm
Image © Bernd and Hilla Becher