Exhibitions > Stanley Greenberg: Architecture under Construction
Stanley Greenberg: Architecture under Construction
May 1, 2010–September 6, 2010
While avant-garde architecture has frequently inspired today’s art photographers and video artists, Stanley Greenberg is the first to focus a documentary-style lens on the subject. Greenberg's luminous large-scale black-and-white photographs explore avant-garde structures in the process of being built. Using highly cropped views, Greenberg captures moments in the assembly of architecture that are rarely evident in the final building, revealing the complexity of contemporary construction and the residual visual unfolding of spaces resulting from these feats of structural gymnastics. Through framings reminiscent of Lewis W. Hine’s heroic construction images of the 1930s, Greenberg’s compelling photographs are a celebration of the technologies and disciplines that have made these awe-inspiring buildings a reality.
On display in the Modern Wing’s Kurokawa Gallery, 13 stunning photographs present a window into hidden moments of the architectural process and the sublime structural beauty that lies under the skin of contemporary architecture.
Stanley Greenberg. Untitled, Toronto, Ontario, 2005.
9 hours 44 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago NOVEMBER 5—Join us for our FREE Diwali Family Festival!
Celebrate the Hindu festival of light with stories in our Himalayan art galleries. Create your own work of art. And learn new moves on the dance floor—Bollywood, Bhangra, and more—with Mandala Arts.
12 hours 32 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago TOMORROW at 6:00—Join us for a conversation with the artist Kemang Wa Lehulere as he discusses the influence of South African history and politics on his work, on display in the new exhibition In All My Wildest Dreams.
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