Paparazza Moderna

Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany

2 February – 7 July 2019

Vitra Design Gallery presents Lake Verea: Paparazza Moderna, the first exhibition in Europe by the two Mexican artists Francisca Rivero-Lake and Carla Verea.

The duo makes poetic portraits of single-family homes designed by famous modern architects. The approach of Francisca Rivero-Lake and Carla Verea involves sneaking up on buildings without warning, like paparazzi, with the goal of capturing situations of private everyday life. Each of the 24 works on view is an architectural portrait formed by from two to ten shots.

The striking photographic compositions of Lake Verea showing buildings by Walter Gropius, Marcel Breuer, Richard Neutra, Rudolph M. Schindler, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Philip Johnson were made from 2011 to 2018, during travels in the United States.