The MIES Project
The MIES Project started in 2012 when my camera and me passed by the Neue Nationalgalerie Berlin. I was fascinated by the interplay between the construction of the building and the light. It was like being asked for a dance, inviting me directly for photography. This spirit persisted constantly during the next years. I followed the building until it was closed for restauration at the beginning of 2015. In March 2016 I visited the Barcelona Pavilion where the same inner experience happened. There, it became The MIES Project. In the following years I visited buildings in the USA and Europe constructed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe after 1928—In October 2016 the Seagram Building in New York City; in June 2017 the House Tugendhat in Brno, the second largest city of the Czech Republic. My last stops were Chicago and Plano in 2017 and 2018 as S.R. Crown Hall; 860–880 Lakeshore Drive Apartments; 900-910 Esplanade Apartments; IBM-Building; Federal Center Chicago; Farnsworth House. The book of the project was published by DCV-books previously known as Edition Cantz in 2019. Images from the project have been exhibited in 8 locations in the U.S. and Europe Photographs were added, thex were changed were changed. They have been left just as. The exhibition itself is a living organism and that is wonderful. The last exhibition to date was from August 2021 to October 2021 at the Guardini Galerie at Askanischer Platz/Anhalter Bahnhof in Berlin to coincide with the reopening of the Neue Nationalgalerie Berlin. The sequence of images below corresponds exactly to the hanging by the curator Frizzi Krella.