Hoechst AG building - Peter Behrens
Residential building of former USSR Ambassy in Warsaw, Poland
architects: Janusz Nowak, Piotr Stanisław Sembrat
photo: Ewa Behrens
arc2 - massive afrykarium oceanarium in wroclaw
Room Portraits | Menno Aden
Through challenging camera angles Menno Aden abstracts most familiar actual living environments and public interiors into flattened two-dimensional scale models. A camera that the artist installed on the ceiling of various rooms takes pictures downwards of the interiors. The resulting images lay out space in symmetrical compositions that look like assemblages stripped off any kind of objectivity. The views into private homes and secret retreats bring up associations of the ubiquitous observation camera. The notion of surveillance is systematically played out by the artist to hint at society’s voyeuristic urge that popular culture has made mainstream.