Kasper Akhøj’s work is focused on the media of photography, film and sculpture.
For his exhibition at Künstlerhaus Bethanien he presents a selection of photographs from his work WELCOME (TO THE TEKNIVAL). The work consists of some 200 photo-
graphs in total, taken between 2008 and 2017 during the ongoing restoration of “E.1027, Maison en Bord de Mer”. They are based on a portfolio of photographs by Eileen Gray and Jean Badovici, first published in a special issue of the journal L’Architecture Vivante from 1929, the year their villa in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin on the Côte d’Azur first stood finished.
The villa, which is immersed in a convoluted history of repossession, unclarified ownership and partial vandalism by Le Corbusier, has been under recon-
struction since 2007. Since then Akhøj has visited five times. Each time the villa was documented according to the perspective and composition of the photographs that Eileen Gray had conceived.
Kasper Akhøj *1976, is a grantee of the Danish Arts Foundation in the International Studio Programme.
13.04. – 07.05.2017
Tue - Sun: 2 - 7pm