Overview participating exhibitions

Metropolis
2011

Metropolis

Thomas Kneubühler

OFFICE 2000 (Canada, 2003-2008)

Office buildings are only accessible to those who work there. They are centres of concentrated power – and as such must be guarded by surveillance cameras and security guards. But at night their hidden inner worlds become visible for the outside world too. Thanks to all that light behind the glass – whether a lone office worker is still sitting at the computer or not – the buildings become as transparent as an aquarium. Thomas Kneubühler photographed them from a high vantage point, so that his gaze can penetrate deep into a world as sterile as it is intimate.

  • OFFICE 2000 (Canada, 2003-2008)

  • OFFICE 2000 (Canada, 2003-2008)

  • OFFICE 2000 (Canada, 2003-2008)

  • OFFICE 2000 (Canada, 2003-2008)

Nazar - Western eyes
2004

Nazar - Western eyes

Thomas Kneubühler

BAGHDAD (MEDIATED) (1995-2004)

In the mid-1990s artist Thomas Kneubühler spent two weeks in Baghdad. It struck him that his own experiences did not square with the image that he had been presented with by Western media. Rather than doing a photo report himself, he decided to investigate how the Iraqis present themselves in the media. Kneubühler visited Iraqi cinemas, photo shops and museums, and studied programmes on Iraqi television. He collected images, made photographs of them himself, and had his own portrait done by an Iraqi street photographer. The result is the installation BAGHDAD (MEDIATED), constructed of photographs and a presentation on video.

  • BAGHDAD (MEDIATED) (1995-2004)

    In the mid-1990s artist Thomas Kneubühler spent two weeks in Baghdad. It struck him that his own experiences did not square with the image that he had been presented with by Western media. Rather than doing a photo report himself, he decided to investigate how the Iraqis present themselves in the media. Kneubühler visited Iraqi cinemas, photo shops and museums, and studied programmes on Iraqi television. He collected images, made photographs of them himself, and had his own portrait done by an Iraqi street photographer. The result is the installation BAGHDAD (MEDIATED), constructed of photographs and a presentation on video.

  • BAGHDAD (MEDIATED) (1995-2004)

  • BAGHDAD (MEDIATED) (1995-2004)

  • BAGHDAD (MEDIATED) (1995-2004)

  • BAGHDAD (MEDIATED) (1995-2004)

Biography

Thomas Kneubühler (Switzerland, 1963) studied Studio Arts at Concordia University in Montreal, the city where he lives and works. In his work he investigates the effect of technology on people's lives. Kneubühler is connected with Hexagram-Concordia, Concordia University's centre for new media and art.

Website Thomas Kneubuhler

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Metropolis - City Life in the Urban Age

Metropolis - City Life in the Urban Age

Price EUR 17,50

Nazar

Nazar

Price EUR 15,00