- Hatje Cantz
Unión de...Interactional Casa Barragán
Texts by Lara Baudelio, Tobia Bezzola, graphic design by Georgina Casparis
2012. 128 pp., 70 ills.
30.00 x 25.10 cm
| Architectural photography on a human scale: Casa Luis Barragán as a social organism and living environment
Whether through photography, film, installation, or performance, Noritoshi Hirakawa (*1960 in Fukuoka, Japan) proposes social change by means of art. His works address cultural taboos such as sexuality or suicide, expanding the limitations imposed on perception by social conventions and cultural notions. This publication features the architectural photography by Hirakawa, who does not regard buildings as aesthetic symbols and objets d’art representing architects and developers but as living organisms made up of people and the environment. In artistic photographs that integrate dancers into the architecture, unión de...Interactional Casa Barragán reflects current conditions under which people live, using Casa Luis Barragán as the main example. The former home and studio of architect Luis Barragán in Mexico City is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and unites traditional and modern movements in an ideal manner.
Exhibition schedule: Casa Luis Barragán, Mexico City, April 16–May 19, 2012 | Christophe Guye Galerie, Zurich, June 7–August 4, 2012