Architecture of Density by Michael Wolf

Public on-view: now till February 19
Venue: 1839 Contemporary Gallery
Free Admission

1839 Contemporary Gallery is holding an exhibition of iconic works from acclaimed photographer Michael Wolf’s series: Architecture of Density.

Stunning and sobering, the photographs of high-rise apartment buildings in Hong Kong by German photographer Michael Wolf reveal his personal fascination with life in mega-cities. Having lived there for several years, Wolf began to document Hong Kong s extreme development and complex urban dynamics, and how these factors play into the relationships between public and private space, anonymity and individuality, in one of the most densely populated cities on the planet. His close-up view takes the repetitive facades and colorful palettes out of their architectural context, instead offering urban patterns.

Wolf’s work has been exhibited worldwide and is held in many permanent collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Brooklyn Museum, the San Jose Museum of Art, and the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago.

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