Arina Dähnick. Fotografie

Projects

The MIES Project

The MIES Project started in 2012 when my camera and me passed by the Neue Nationalgalerie Berlin. I was fascinated by the interplay between the construction of the building and the light. It was like being asked for a dance, inviting me directly for photography. This spirit persisted constantly during the next years. I followed the building until it was closed for restauration at the beginning of 2015. In March 2016 I visited the Barcelona Pavilion where the same inner experience happened. There, it became The MIES Project. In the following years I visited buildings in the USA and Europe constructed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe after 1928—In October 2016 the Seagram Building in New York City; in June 2017 the House Tugendhat in Brno, the second largest city of the Czech Republic. My last stops were Chicago and Plano in 2017 and 2018 as S.R. Crown Hall; 860–880 Lakeshore Drive Apartments; 900-910 Esplanade Apartments; IBM-Building; Federal Center Chicago; Farnsworth House. The book of the project was published by DCV-books previously known as Edition Cantz in 2019. Images from the project have been exhibited in 8 locations in the U.S. and Europe Photographs were added, thex were changed were changed. They have been left just as. The exhibition itself is a living organism and that is wonderful. The last exhibition to date was from August 2021 to October 2021 at the Guardini Galerie at Askanischer Platz/Anhalter Bahnhof in Berlin to coincide with the reopening of the Neue Nationalgalerie Berlin. The sequence of images below corresponds exactly to the hanging by the curator Frizzi Krella. Enjoy the gallery tour! Note: The capital letters at the beginning of the image caption indicate the room and the order of hanging.

AA 900 910 Esplanade 8 Chicago AA 900 910 Esplanade 8 Chicago AB 860 880 Lake Shore Drive 12 Chicago AB 860 880 Lake Shore Drive 12 Chicago AC Federal Center 3 Chicago AC Federal Center 3 Chicago AD 900 910 Esplanade 3 AD 900 910 Esplanade 3 AE Farnsworth House 4 Plano AE Farnsworth House 4 Plano AF Seagram Building 6 New York City AF Seagram Building 6 New York City AG Neue Nationalgalerie 3 Berlin AG Neue Nationalgalerie 3 Berlin BA Farnsworth House 20 Plano 2019 BA Farnsworth House 20 Plano 2019 BB Tugendhat House 3 Brno BB Tugendhat House 3 Brno BC Neue Nationalgalerie 1 Berlin BC Neue Nationalgalerie 1 Berlin BD Barcelona Pavilion 2 Barcelona BD Barcelona Pavilion 2 Barcelona BE IBM Building 3 Chicago BE IBM Building 3 Chicago BF Barcelona Pavilion 7 Barcelona BF Barcelona Pavilion 7 Barcelona BG Tugendhat House 4 Brno BG Tugendhat House 4 Brno BH 900 910 Esplanade 12 Chicago BH 900 910 Esplanade 12 Chicago BJ Federal Center 1 Chicago BJ Federal Center 1 Chicago CA Seagram Building 9 New York CA Seagram Building 9 New York CB Barcelona Pavilion 1 Barcelona CB Barcelona Pavilion 1 Barcelona CC Barcelona Pavilion 11 Barcelona CC Barcelona Pavilion 11 Barcelona CD Farnsworth House 16 Plano CD Farnsworth House 16 Plano CE Tugendhat House 20 Brno CE Tugendhat House 20 Brno CF Tugendhat House 8 Brno CF Tugendhat House 8 Brno CG Farnsworth House 8 Plano CG Farnsworth House 8 Plano CH Lemke House 4 Berlin CH Lemke House 4 Berlin CJ Seagram Building 2 New York City CJ Seagram Building 2 New York City CK Neue Nationalgalerie 24 Berlin CK Neue Nationalgalerie 24 Berlin CL Seagram Building 8 New York City CL Seagram Building 8 New York City DA Neue Nationalgalerie 15 Berlin DA Neue Nationalgalerie 15 Berlin DB Federal Center 9 Chicago 2018 DB Federal Center 9 Chicago 2018 DC S.R. Crown Hall 8 Chicago DC S.R. Crown Hall 8 Chicago