Idris Khan

Every...Bernd And Hilla Becher Spherical Type Gasholders

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Every...Bernd And Hilla Becher Spherical Type Gasholders
Idris Khan
Every...Bernd And Hilla Becher Spherical Type Gasholders
2004
Photographic print
208 x 160 cm
The Bechers took their photos as a means to document a disappearing tradition; by grouping them according to ‘typology’ the buildings’ designs function like archetypal symbols or an architectural language. Through Khan’s translucent aggregations, structures such as ...Spherical Type Gasholders lose their commanding simplicity and rigid formalism and descend into fractured and gestural blurs. Through his photographs Khan compresses the timeline of repetition into indivisible subsuming moments and creates a poetic mutability from the fixed codes of history.

     
 


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