Composite Landscapes examines one of landscape architecture’s most recognizable representational forms, the montage view. The exhibition gathers work from a select group of influential contemporary artists and a dozen of the world’s leading landscape architects. Contributors include Adriaan Geuze, Michael Van Valkenburgh, Richard Weller, James Corner, Claude Cormier and many others.
These composite views reveal practices of photomontage depicting the conceptual, experiential, and temporal dimensions of landscape. The first exhibition of its kind in North America, Composite Landscapes illustrates the analog origins of a method now rendered ubiquitous through digital means. In revisiting the composite landscape view as a cultural form, Composite Landscapes illuminates the contemporary status of the photographically constructed image for the design disciplines, and beyond.
Composite Landscapes: Photomontage and Landscape Architecture is showing at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston from June 27 – September 2, 2013
Composite Landscapes: Photomontage and Landscape Architecture is curated by Charles Waldheim, Ruettgers Consulting Curator of Landscape with Assistant Curator Andrea Hansen.
Isabella Stewart Gardner
Christopher Grubbs/Hargreaves Associates
Kienast Vogt Partners
Anuradha Mathur/Dilip Da Cunha
Ken Smith/Alice Adams
Stöckli, Kienast & Koeppel
Michael Van Valkenburgh
Image Courtesy of Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum