"Less And More": The Architecture of Walter Gropius, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Rudolf Schindler, among others, has incited Joachim Brohm to reflect on the metamorphoses of Modernism through the medium of photography.
Works of Modernism are constantly being interpreted, reinterpreted, indeed collected and stored away. Modernist architecture is being renovated, redesigned, reconstructed. Original functions and purposes are thus being altered, occasionally forgotten, but sometimes even reinvented. New meanings and perceptions for these – often iconic – objects and buildings, on their passage from the 20th into the 21st century, arise through these processes.
Brohm confronts the enduring enigma of Modernism conceptually with his generation's means – whereby his work with the camera is being prompted and supported by Bauhaus architecture and photography as its historical components. Groundbreaking innovations for the development of photography at the time as well as today become the transparency for his contemporary examination of the medium.
Text: PR Beck&Eggeling Photos: © 2020 Sophia Kesting