Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
Carl Zimmerman, Archives, Leeds, England, 2005
Carl Zimmerman, Archives, Leeds, England, 2005
2007 Featured Exhibition

LANDMARKS OF INDUSTRIAL BRITAIN

May 3–June 19, 2007
Stephen Bulger Gallery
1356 Dundas St W

In Landmarks of Industrial Britain, Carl
Zimmerman
photographs his fabrications of impossible
structures
that represent ruins of the British Empire.
Zimmerman’s work begins by constructing scale
models of monumental neoclassical public buildings
that, when photographed, appear to represent
real architecture. Although he portrays structures
that are seemingly factual at first glance, his
intent is tied more to the notion of portraiture
than that of fanciful, empirical or critical record.

This series imagines a school of monumental
public architecture respective of the political,
economic
and technological upheavals in 19th century
Britain – a country that at the time ruled about
a quarter of the earth’s land mass and that Marx
felt would be the home of the first workers’
state.

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