Iwan Baan — Moments in Architecture
Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein (D)
Until March 3, 2024
Iwan Baan is one of today’s leading photographers of architecture and urban design. His images document the growth of global megacities and portray buildings by prominent contemporary architects including Herzog & de Meuron, Rem Koolhaas, and Zaha Hadid. The Vitra Design Museum will present the first large retrospective of the Dutch photographer’s work. Baan’s photographs are characterized by a vibrant realism that puts the focus on people and their relationship to the built environment. His observant eye perceives architecture not as an abstract ideal, but as the setting of everyday life, an organic part of the urban fabric—from traditional buildings to booming metropolises, from Africa to America and Asia. Thanks to the great scope of his vision, Baan’s works offer a broad panorama of human building that impressively demonstrates the existential importance of architecture and urban design.