EXHIBITION | Composite Landscapes: Photomontage and Landscape Architecture

Composite-Landscapes
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.

Contributors
Yves Brunier
Claude Cormier
James Corner
Jan Dibbets
Charles Eliot
Teresa Galí-Izard
Isabella Stewart Gardner
Adriaan Geuze
Booth Grey
Christopher Grubbs/Hargreaves Associates
Gary Hilderbrand
David Hockney
Kenneth Josephson
Kienast Vogt Partners
Anuradha Mathur/Dilip Da Cunha
Valerio Morabito
Eadweard Muybridge
Humphry Repton
Arthur Shurcliff
Ken Smith/Alice Adams
John Stezaker
Stöckli, Kienast & Koeppel
Superstudio
Michael Van Valkenburgh
Richard Weller
Byron Wolfe

Image Courtesy of Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

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