INTRODUCTION OF THE
ROYAL NORWEGIAN EMBASSY BERLIN
The Norwegian Embassy in Berlin is delighted to host the exhibition “Architecture and Landscape” by the photographer Ken Schluchtmann at the Common House of the Nordic Embassies in Berlin from October 4, 2018 until January 17, 2019.
The exhibition features photographs from architectural and art projects along the Norwegian National Routes, which Schluchtmann has covered extensively over many years. With his photos, Ken Schluchtmann sets a high standard for architectural photography as well as for capturing the surrounding landscapes of the installations and buildings along the routes.
The exhibition is curated by Janike Kampevold Larsen, associate professor at the Institute of Urbanism and Landscape at The Oslo School of Architecture and Design. The exhibition project has been selected for the official program of European Month of Photography in Berlin, a testimony to
the high quality of Schluchtmann’s work.
The Embassy is very pleased to make the ambitious and unique project of the National Tourist Routes accessible to a German audience, and to thus be able to cast a light on architects and artists in Norway.
Embassy Counsellor and Head of Press,
Information and Cultural Affairs
TIME & LOCATION
October 4th, 2018
6 pm – 9 pm
October 5th, 2018 – January 1st, 2019
Mo–Fr 10 am – 7 pm
Sa, Su 11 am – 4 pm
Felleshus of the Nordic Embassies
Architecture, landscapes and roads – all flooded in northern summer light. These are the ingredients in Ken Schluchtmann’s photographs from Norway.
Schluchtmann’s photographic eye harbors an astonishing precision. It scales and aligns – but it also imagines. Architecture is always positioned in a landscape context, precisely scaled to an often impressive topology and view. Its shapes, materials and colors are allowed to play with elements and vegetation, and the photographer’s intuitive imagination makes both architecture and landscape perform, as built, human or animal. The exhibition situates Ken Schluchtmann in a long tradition of
landscape representation in Norway.
Janike Kampevold Larsen
is an Associate Professor at the Institute of Urbanism and Landscape, Oslo School of Architecture and Design.
She is a landscape traveler, researcher and theorist with a background in literature and philosophy.
She has researched and published on the Norwegian Scenic Route Project and is currently researching Arctic landscapes – the Kola Peninsula, the Barents Coast and Svalbard.
EXHIBITION CONCEPT – ROUTES
The exhibition and graphic design concept plays with the depiction of the national routes of Norway which Ken Schluchtmann has travelled and photographed.
The exhibition space is defined by black walls which follow the outlines of the landscape routes. These walls trace the photographer's itinerary and provide changing spatial experiences and surprising views for the visitors within the space itself. The exhibition creates a multilayered interplay of photography, perspective and the architecture of the Felleshus of the Nordic embassies.
concept by Blue Scope Berlin