Pictures Talk

Editor-in-Chief William Menking in dialogue with Iwan Baan this Saturday

Iwan Baan (Jonas Eriksson)

The Parrish Art Museum in Watermill, New York is housed in a simple but at the same time grand exhibition space designed by Herzog & de Meuron in 2012. When it was finished, the Swiss architects asked Dutchman Iwan Baan to photograph it for publication.

As Jonathan Hilburg reported in AN, the way the museum “was sited, the photographs that Baan took of the building, and the long, uninterrupted views down the museum’s ‘wings’ all stoked questions of how photography proliferates the ideas behind buildings.” Further, these were all inspirations for the museum’s current exhibit, Image Building: How Photography Transforms Architecture. Iwan Baan’s always stunning images have made him one of the most sought-after architectural photographers in the world.

As part of the exhibition, I will be interviewing Baan at the Parrish about how he started as a young photographer with Rem Koolhaas and his practice that has him flying to every continent to shoot many of the most important buildings of the day. The interview will begin at 5:00pm this Saturday, April 14 at the Parrish. More information on the talk can be found here.

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