The London-based artist and reader in Urban Aesthetics at the Royal College of Art Rut Blees Luxemburg discusses her large-scale photographic works, which concern the phenomenon of the urban and representation of the city.
This event is part of the Whitechapel Gallery’s talk series Prix Pictet Conversations on Photography, which provides a platform for leading contemporary photographers from around the world to discuss and present their practice.
Supported by Pictet & Cie.
Rut Blees Luxemburg is an artist who deals with the representation of the city and the phenomenon of the urban, ranging from large-scale photographic works to public art installations and the opera Liebeslied/My Suicides. Her recent public art work Silver Forest is a monumental photographic phantasmagoria rendered in concrete for the façade of Westminster City Hall.
She has exhibited widely throughout the UK and Europe, including the solo exhibition Phantom, a photographic exploration of Modernity’s imprint on the architecture of Dakar, Senegal, at Tate Liverpool. Her most recent exhibition London Dust was shown at the Museum of London in 2016. She created the iconic album cover for The Streets’ Original Pirate Material and she is a reader in urban aesthetics at The Royal College of Art.