The Goethe-Institut Chicago is going to present a conversation with the photographers Joachim Brohm and Valentina Seidel in dialogue with Schulz und Schulz architects on the 'Trinity' book and the architecture of the new St. Trinitatis church in the city of Leipzig. Moderated by Karen Irvine, curator at the Museum of Contemporary Photography Chicago, the event will take place on December 1at Mies van der Rohe's iconic Carr Memorial Chapel at Illinois Institute of Technology campus.
Trinity. A new church in Leipzig: St Trinitatis by Schulz und Schulz architects. Photographs 2015-2012.
The consecration of a new church in May 2015 was the end of an odyssey for a Leipzig parish community that has lasted for over seventy years. With the construction of the new building by Schulz und Schulz architects, St Trinitatis has returned to the center of the city: prominently situated right across from the monumental town-hall built in 1905.
The body of work comprises 120 photographs following the continuous changes at the construction-site.
The evolving new architecture also provides the backdrop for selections of portraits: teenagers celebrating their holy confirmation, workmen of multinational origin as well as the artists that were commissioned to develop works for the building. By integrating additional sequences of photographs from their artistic projects into the flow of images, Joachim Brohm and Valentina Seidel develop an unexpected and complex visual narrative, leading viewers beyond the boundaries of the documentary style.
Text in german and english by Karen Irvine, Curator and Associate Director of the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago. Design by Till Gathmann, Berlin/Vienna.
232 p with 120 colour plates
330 x 220 mm, clothbound embossed, printed, with pasted title shield, Snoeck 2016
ISBN 978-3-86442-168-5, US Distribution: RAM publications.
"Minako Ishikawa, artist, Sotoyama, Iwate (JP), 10/04" from the series "Exchange: Portraits with Artists" is shown in the group show "A tree is a tree is a tree… The tree in the art of the 20th and 21h century" at Beck & Eggeling Düsseldorf from November 6th, 2015 – January 9th, 2016