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The Photographer’s House

Swen Bernitz
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Swen Bernitz
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Location: 107 Redfern St, Redfern Street, Redfern NSW, Australia
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Entry Fee: Free
Exhibition Event:
Official Opening 10/11/2022 6:00 pm
Genres: Fine-Art

The series shows the new Moholy-Nagy Master House in the experimental style of the New Vision, the visual aesthetics of László Moholy-Nagy. Multiple exposures, negative reversal, solarization, light-dark patterns and photomontages are used to emphasize light nuances and provide a new view at the architecture of the Bauhaus.

Bauhaus master László Moholy-Nagy experimented extensively with the medium of photography and is considered one of the most important theorists of the New Vision. He published several theoretical texts on photography. After emigrating to the United States, he co-founded the School of Design (Institute of Design), one of the first university training centers for photography in the United States.

When the Bauhaus moved from Weimar to Dessau in 1926, he and his wife Lucia Moholy moved into one of the master houses designed by Walter Gropius. The first darkroom at the Bauhaus was set up in this house. The house was completely destroyed in the last days of the war in March 1945. From 2011 to 2014, the Moholy-Nagy Master House was rebuilt as part of an urban repair. The architectural firm Bruno Fioretti Marquez (BFM) designed an architecture of imprecision with the aim of abstracting what is remembered. The cubature of the house was reconstructed in exposed concrete. Every window, every door is in exactly the right place. But all those details were left out that would give information about the exact scale: Balcony railings, window divisions, etc. The internal layout was reduced as much as possible, walls and ceilings were left out where they were not needed.

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Born in 1970 in Berlin (East). Self-taught, member of the BVBK Brandenburg Association of Visual Artists. Since 2008 long-term conceptual projects in documentary style on the topics of the built environment, urban landscapes and modern urban development. Since 2018 participation in competitions and exhibitions.

Awards (selection):
– Preselection Les Boutographies – rencontres photographieques de Montpellier 2022
– Finalist Black & White Award “Gomma Photography Grant 2021”
– Winner/Best of Best in Landscape/Urban Design “Architecture Photography MasterPrice Award 2021”
– Gold Winner Black & White Photography – Architecture “MUSE Photography Awards 2021″
– Shortlist “Siena Creative Photo Awards 2021”
– Nomination Photography “Brandenburg Art Prize 2021”
– Gold in Architecture “2020 Prix de la Photographie (Px3)”
– Shortlist Architecture “Sony World Photography Awards 2020”
– Longlist “Aesthetica Art Prize 2020”
– Winner Architecture “Annual Photography Awards 2019”
– Winner Architecture & Interiors “14th Pollux Award’s Professional Section 2019”
– Nominee Landscape “International Photography Grant 2019”
– Shortlist Free Choice / Conceptual “Felix Schoeller Photo Award 2019“
– Highly Recommended at European Architectural Photography Prize 2019 “Joyful Architecture”

This event has concluded
Dates: -
Location: 107 Redfern St, Redfern Street, Redfern NSW, Australia
Hours:
Entry Fee: Free
Exhibition Event:
Official Opening 10/11/2022 6:00 pm
Genres: Fine-Art

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