Spectacular City: Photographing the Future
Edited by Emiliano Gandolfi. Text by Steven Jacobs, Jean-François Chevrier.
Spectacular City presents the work of some 30 leading photographers of the urban landscape, an international group with a particularly strong Dutch representation. Its artists find an almost extraterrestrial beauty in liminal urban spaces, sites in transition. And in recent years their work has offered a whole new way of seeing, among other subjects, ports and industrial zones: like some other Cinderellas featured here, these neighborhoods were once considered ugly but have now acquired such a fresh visual appeal that they have come to serve as inspiration for new public spaces and buildings. The diversity of the assembled work reveals the complexity and versatility of both the urban environment and the photographers, who include Olivo Barbieri, Oliver Boberg, Balthasar Burkhard, Vincenzo Castella, Edgar Cleijne, Stéphane Couturier, Thomas Demand, Andreas Gefeller, Geert Goiris, Andreas Gursky, Naoya Hatakeyama, Todd Hido, Dan Holdsworth, Francesco Jodice, Aglaia Konrad, Luisa Lambri, Ine Lamers, Ze Tsung Leong, Armin Linke, Taiji Matsue, Karin Apollonia Müller, Bas Princen, Thomas Ruff, Frank van der Salm, Heidi Specker, Jules Spinatsch, Thomas Struth, Michael Wesely and Edwin Zwakman.