SIMON PHIPPS: FINDING BRUTALISM
For almost twenty years British photographer Simon Phipps has been documenting the rebuilding of Britain after the Second World War through the work of architects.
His archive documents Britain's post-war modernism and new brutalism in architecture and recognises the architects' enormous contribution to the transformation of the political and social landscape of the country in the aftermath of WW II. Significant building on a mass scale was realised and new building techniques were pioneered alongside innovative layouts, resulting in buildings of outstanding quality, displaying radical new forms. The construction ranged from public and private housing, to schools and universities, churches, museums, galleries, commercial and, ultimately, entire new towns.
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Photography Simon Phipps
Geert Goiris's project "Activist" shows us traumatic realism.
An interview with Maria Foerlev of design/ art gallery Etage Projects.
A photographic survey of post-war British architecture captured by Simon Phipps.
Housing diverse events during the 1929 World Fair in Barcelona the ancient Greek inspired German Pavilion designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe was the sign and peek of modernity.
In this photographic series, Viviane Sassen and her muse Roxane Danset continue writing the shared visual journal they began in 2012.
Anton Polyakov's visual diary showing the youth culture in Transnistria.
Painting graffiti at the age of fourteen made Tobias Faisst want to become a graphic designer.
Ronit Baranga was born in 1973 in Israel, where she still lives and works today.
Henrik Aarrestad Uldalen (1986) is a self-taught artist whose creative production revolves around classic figurative painting, presented in a contemporary manner.
Habitat 67, a housing complex in Montreal, Canada, was designed by Israeli-Canadian architect Moshe Safdie.
Federico Clavarino explores a post-colonial Africa through tracking the history of his ancestors.
Lena Amuat and Zoë Meyer create encyclopedic cabinets of curiosities (Wunderkammern) using photography as a documentary tool.
Through the process of construction and deconstruction of images representing the region of the Amazon, Elsa Leydier's work is an attempt to explore not a territory, but its visual representations.
After the independence of India in 1947, Le Corbusier was invited to design a modernist city that broke with the country's colonial past.
Photography by Sébran D'Argent
Claire Tabouret is a French artist living and working in Los Angeles.
A conversation between Massimo Leardini and Stefan Dotter.
Carlo Scarpa designed the Brion Cementery in Treviso, Italy in 1968.
A talk with Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli, an architect that joined Rotterdam's prestigious OMA in 2007
Paolo Giardi is an Italian artist who lives and works in Florence and London. He works across a variety of disciplines producing art that explores the technique of the montage.
Life is just like a passion fruit, it has so many flavors.
Themes of consumerism, obsession, satire and idiocracy crop up across Carly Mark’s body of work - sexual innuendo and not-so-subtle allusions are always present.
We spend our free weekends driving towards the center of the state. The region became less of a geographical point, and more of a symbol of total chaos and total freedom.
Located on the fringe of Barcelona, WALDEN 7 is a manifestation of Ricardo Bofill’s utopian vision of social living.
IGO Studio is deeply connected to street morals and seek to affect minds through nonsense of the result. It tries to enhance human flaws turning it into great ideas.
This season the Swedish design family, brings with them a new selection of handcrafted hats, all created in the rural Småland countryside.
TAKE FESTIVAL 2017:
The Hidden Fashion Library
26th – 29th of April 2017
Tom Jean Webb. Born in 1982. Lives and works in London, UK. His work started off as an interest in aesthetics of social movements.