Even if you don’t know who he is, you may have seen the photos he took.
Michael WOLF was born in Germany and worked as a photojournalist in Europe and the United States before turning his attention to capturing the overlooked qualities of big cities. In particular, his fascination with the city of Hong Kong – where he is based since 1994 – has produced his most important bodies of work.
In “Architecture of Density”, WOLF investigates these enormous city blocks, finding a mesmerizing abstraction in the buildings’ facades. The structures in the series are photographed without reference to the context of sky or ground, and many buildings are seen in a state of repair or construction.
Unfortunately, Michael WOLF died in April 2019 at his home in Hong Kong at the age of 65 (1954-2019). This sudden sad news deeply regrets many art friends who love him.
Today, his well-known work “Architecture of Density” is on display again. I hope the audience can once again seize such a rare opportunity to appreciate and understand WOLF’s works which show people living in a densely populated city in the world. (curator: Edward CHIU)
《Architecture of Density》Michael Wolf – A Memorial Exhibition
Date│ Mar. 12, 2021 – Apr. 25, 2021
Art Talk│ Sat. Mar. 20, 2021 15:00 – 17:00 (online register is required through Accupass)
Curated by│Edward, I-Chien CHIU (Tokyo University of the Arts, phD)
Location│1839 Contemporary Gallery
Open hours│ Tue.-Sun. 11:00-19:00