08/12/2013 06:16 pm ET

Ives Maes on the ImageBlog

Dutch Pavilion 2nd Floor (Expo 2000 Hannover, Hanover, 2000)
Lambda print on acrylic, oak frame
202.3 x 252.3 x 63 cm
Edition 1/1 + 1 EA
Courtesy Galerie Christian Nagel, Berlin

“The Hanover Suite”
July 14 – September 1 2013
C-Mine Center for Arts / Genk / Belgium

Nowhere I have seen the gap between dream world and harsh reality more clearly than in this dilapidated architectural utopia. I have visited this abandoned pavilion several times in the past five years. The hundreds of (analogue) photographs have now resulted in an installation of 11 photographic sculptures, some of which are made of recycled parts of trash from the pavilion.