People (and place) watching with Iwan Baan

Architecture is merely "the background for interactions" says Dutch photographer Iwan Baan
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Terrace level of the Miguel Rio Branco Gallery at Inhotim, by Arquitetos Associados - photograph Iwan Baan
Terrace level of the Miguel Rio Branco Gallery at Inhotim, by Arquitetos Associados - photograph Iwan Baan

There’s architectural photography and then there’s architectural photography by Iwan Baan. By challenging the prevailing trend for excluding people and other other minor distractions when photographing a building the Dutch photographer brings his structures to life by including them. “Architecture for me is the frame for my subjects, and the background for interactions,” he says.

Baan’s photographs are included in an exhibition about the changing trends in museum design. The museums featured go beyond the plain white cube with no distractions and change the way a gallery space should be experienced. They include F-Art House by Kazuyo Sejima and PACCAR Pavilion at the Olympic Sculpture Park by Weiss/Manfredi. See Iwan Baan’s photographs at the Carnegie Museum of Art as part of White Cube, Green Maze: New Art Landscapes. Read a good story on him at Archinect.

 

Raketenstation Hombroich, with sculptures in foreground by Katsuhito Nishikawa and Oliver Kruse, and Raimund Abraham’s House for Musicians in the background- photograph Iwan Baan
Raketenstation Hombroich, with sculptures in foreground by Katsuhito Nishikawa and Oliver Kruse, and Raimund Abraham’s House for Musicians in the background- photograph Iwan Baan

 


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