West of Japan, East of Europe Exhibit in Suzhou, China

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Rockland Photographer Dave Clough to Exhibit in China

ROCKLAND, Maine – October 10, 2017 – Rockland-based architectural photographer Dave Clough is traveling to Suzhou, China, this month to display his photographs of German architect Bruno Taut’s Kyu Hyuga Bettei  — a renowned villa in Japan.

New, complete drawings of Taut’s design by Italian architect Marco Capitanio will be displayed with Clough’s images during the “West of Japan / East of Europe” exhibition organized and hosted by Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University on October 18. 

Curated by Capitanio, the exhibit reveals how the villa blends Taut’s personal reflection on Japanese architecture with his European sensibility. Juxtaposed drawings and pictures help visitors compare the project’s form and proportion with its appearance.

The exhibition is a collaboration of co+labo Radović at Keio University in Tokyo and the Formwork cultural association, with assistance from Professor Darko Radović and Professor Marko Pogacnik from the Formwork cultural association at the University of Venice in Italy.

The exhibit will take place in conjunction with an international symposium about Kyu Hyuga Bettei and other projects that relate to designing for and within a foreign culture. Clough and Capitanio will be among the symposium’s presenters. The exhibit will then open on November 23 at Milan Politecnico in Italy as part of another symposium on Bruno Taut.

Samples of Clough and Capitanio’s work were published in the 21st Edition of Sir Banister Fletcher’s World History of Architecture, and Clough is currently photographing for a new book, “Restoring Your Historic Home – A Comprehensive Guide,” by Scott T. Hanson, due out in 2018.

For more information on the West of Japan, East of Europe exhibit…Venice, Italy 2016 is here. Yokohama, Japan 2017 is here. Pecha Kucha, Tokyo presentation is here. The exhibit next opens in Milan, Italy in December 2017. 

Images from the exhibit, symposium participants and Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University campus follow. A special thank you to the University Architecture Department and  all at XJTLU for a fantastic exhibit and symposium.