Cross Reflections: Architecture, Photography and Text

Cross Reflections: Architecture, Photography and Text

“The photograph itself is in no way animated..., but it animates me: this is what creates every adventure.” Roland Barthes, Camera Lucida

A new exhibition is coming out of the Le Corbusier portfolio of architectural photographer Cemal Emden who has been working on the master architect’s oeuvre for the last five years. The exhibition, organized by Istanbul Association of Architects in Private Practice (IstanbulSMD) will be inaugurated in Isik Art Gallery (Istanbul) on 9th of March 2016 and it will put in display a number of the major works of Le Corbusier, spanning over a period of half a century. Apart from Emden’s photographs, texts by Turkish and international scholars who studied Le Corbusier’s work will also be featured in the exhibition.

Emden, also a member of IstanbulSMD, started photographing Le Corbusier’s work in 2011, for an exhibition at SantralIstanbul commemorating the centenary of the architect’s Voyage d’Orient. Since then, he continued to explore Le Corbusier’s work through numerous shootings in Europe, Asia and America. As the architect-photographer who built the most comprehensive and up to date image portfolio of Le Corbusier’s buildings, Emden has been working in collaboration with Fondation Le Corbusier and exhibited his photographic work in various venues and media. Among these, exhibitions he realized in Ankara, Marseilles and Paris can be cited.

This upcoming exhibition that will be inaugurated in March 2016 in Istanbul, with Burcu Kütükçüoğlu as curator, Fondation Le Corbusier and IstanbulSMD as collaborators and Seranit Group as the sponsor, will be an opportunity to view the current state of some of Le Corbusier’s works. In addition, the photographs and texts that form the content of the exhibition will be published as a special catalogue and a panel discussion will be organized on the opening day of the event, with the participation of a number of scholars who contributed to it with their texts.

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Cite: "Cross Reflections: Architecture, Photography and Text" 27 Feb 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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