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KPF Gallery London : Architectural Exhibition
Kohn Pedersen Fox Gallery London, Langley Street, southeast England, UK
22 Jan 2013
Kohn Pedersen Fox Gallery Exhibition
Love London Photography Exhibition Event, UK
11 – 22 Feb 2013
Exhibition of images by Andy Spain alongside aerial photographer Jason Hawkes.
Love London is open to the public everyday
from the 11th to the 22nd of February 2013, 9am – 6pm,
at the prestigious Kohn Pedersen Fox Gallery at 7a Langley Street, Covent Garden, WC2H 9JA.
Details at www.wordsearch.co.uk/lovelondon + www.asvisual.co.uk
23 Mar 2012
Kohn Pedersen Fox Gallery London – Hiroyuki Suzuki Exhibition
Location: 7a Langley Street, London, WC2H 9JA, England
Kohn Pedersen Fox hosts ‘Moments in Construction’
An exhibition of works by Japanese photographer Hiroyuki Suzuki
London, UK – March 2012: International architecture practice Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) is hosting Moments in Construction, a new exhibition of works by Japanese photographer Hiroyuki Suzuki – to be held from 26th March to 25th May 2012 at KPF’s Covent Garden gallery space.
Hiroyuki Suzuki started his career as a photographer in 2006. Since then, Suzuki’s core concept A Moment, has taken him to construction sites around the world in an ambition to capture the fear and instability – but also the hope – he sees as intrinsic within these sites. Suzuki’s series of black and white images record unique, singular moments within the slow advancement of major building works across the globe, such as Metro in Dubai, D Glide Slope at Tokyo International Airport, Tokyo Gate Bridge, and Metropolitan Expressway in Shinagawa.
Combining a selection of works taken in Shanghai (2007) and Tokyo (2010), Moments in Construction depicts the rough materiality and dynamism unique to construction work. The imposing presence of concrete masses and steel structures portray the magnitude and uncompromising grit of construction work, while also capturing the progress and innovation these buildings ultimately signify.
Symbols of the dense, overcrowded conditions in the Japanese capital, the construction sites themselves are similarly complex, multi-layered environments from which the buildings that shape our cities emerge. Suzuki found that these buildings “took his breath away”, and that by training his lens on the contained energy inherent to the construction process, his photographs succeed in portraying the beauty of incompletion whilst also celebrating the magnitude of the finished structures they will soon become.
Suzuki’s ability to unlock the latent optimism within these industrial spaces is particularly evident in the case of the Shanghai 2007 photographs, which involved a challenging outdoor ascent by Suzuki to the summit of KPF’s 492-metres high World Financial Centre in minus weather conditions. One year after the Great Tohoku Earthquake, Suzuki’s photography represents the power of the rebuilding process and the ability of our urban civilisation to endure, whilst also expressing thanks to supporters from around the world for their help following this natural disaster.
Paul Katz, KPF’s Managing Principal, said: “Asia is currently undergoing a period of unparalleled transformation and growth, and it is vital that its modern cities evolve accordingly in order to meet the demands of its expanding population. Construction work is not purely mechanical process, but exists as part of a larger philosophical, economic and ecological dynamic, which ultimately comes to inform the spaces we inhabit and the ways in which we live.
Suzuki’s work captures and celebrates the wider implications of this innovative and vital process, without which our cities would stagnate – and KPF is delighted to host an exhibition of such insightful work about our urban environments.”
This exhibition has been kindly sponsored by JUNKO KOSHINO INC, Nikon, Epson and ANA.
Born in Shizuoka, Hiroyuki Suzuki started his career as a photographer in 2006. Suzuki has exhibited at locations around the world including: Tokyo international airport (2007), Kodak Photo Salon in Ginza (2007), The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC (2008), Tokyo Gallery + BTAP in Beijing (2010), Nikon Salon in Osaka (2011), Shanghai Art Museum (2011), and a photograph exhibition in the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan (2011).
In addition to his photography work, Suzuki has designed and produced fashion shows for Junko Koshino at Paris Fashion Week and in various cities and countries around the world, including Beijing (1985), New York (1990), Vietnam (1994) and Cuba (1996).
3 Feb 2012
KPF Gallery London – Esch Exhibition
Location: 7a Langley Street, London, WC2H 9JA, England
Kohn Pedersen Fox Hosts Inaugural Exhibition in the Firm’s New London Gallery
Photographs from the artist and architectural photographer HG Esch’s Chinese cityscape series ‘Cities Unknown’
London, UK – February 2, 2012 – International architecture firm Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) is pleased to announce the inaugural exhibition at its new gallery space in central London, a celebration of the work of German artist and architectural photographer HG Esch. Shown in the UK for the first time, the exhibition presents a selection of photographs taken from Esch’s ‘Cities Unknown’ series.
Visiting China frequently since 1997, Esch has witnessed en passant the country’s unprecedented and fast-paced development. Fascinated that cities such as Chongqing, despite having over 32 million inhabitants, remain virtually unknown in the western world, he sought to document China’s rapidly growing megacities. By focusing his lens on the lesser known cities, such as Chongqing, Tianjin, or Shenyang, instead of concentrating on familiar metropolises such as Beijing or Shanghai, Esch offers a unique look at the most populous country in the world.
The series, however, is more than just the documentation of the ‘unknown’ cities of the People’s Republic—it is also an arresting demonstration of a nation’s epic self-staging of ambition and power. The striking ensembles of large-format urban photographs look as if they were taken in flight, and enmesh viewers in a confusion of lines, exposing them to a range of different visual impressions.
Paul Katz, KPF’s Managing Principal, said: “We are honoured to present the work of HG Esch in the first exhibition at our new London gallery space. Esch’s impressive photographs capture the complexity of China and the remarkable growth of its cities over the past 15 years. This is of particular interest to us as KPF has been on the forefront of the urban density movement over the last three decades, providing design for some of the most progressive and complex projects, whether entirely new sustainable cities or super-tall towers.”
The exhibition will run until March 16th at 7a Langley Street, London, WC2H 9JA. The gallery will be open to the public from 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday.
Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) is one of the world’s pre-eminent architecture firms, providing architecture, interior, programming and master planning services for clients in both the public and private sectors. Operating as one firm with six global offices, KPF is led by 20 Principals and 14 Directors. The firm’s 550 staff members come from 43 different countries, speak more than 30 languages, and include over 70 LEED accredited professionals. KPF’s diverse portfolio, which features over 70 projects certified or pursuing green building certification, comprises corporate, hospitality, academic, medical, research, civic, transportation, residential, and mixed-use projects located in more than 35 countries.
About HG Esch
Hans-Georg Esch was born 1964 in Neuwied, Germany. Since 1989 he has worked as a freelance architectural photographer for national and international architectural firms and is now one of the most renowned figures in his field. In addition to commissioned works he undertakes his own artistic work, which presents cityscapes in new and interesting ways. Esch is best known for his internationally exhibited and published series such as “Mega Cities”, “City and Structure” and “Cities Unknown,” which deal with today’s booming cities of Western and especially Asian character. Esch lives and works in Hennef / Stadt Blankenberg.
Kohn Pedersen Fox London Gallery images / information from KPF
Location:7a Langley Street, London, WC2H 9JA