‘Monument to Progress’ by Eric Tabuchi — Shanghai, China — 18 MAY – 18 AUG, 2013
HKU/Shanghai Study Centre, 298 Suzhou Bei Lu, Shanghai, China
Monumental architecture is simple. Its strict geometries of circles, squares and triangles; its complex arches or layers; or its great mass or height simply demand attention. But can a renowned building lose its esteemed position? And can the commonplace gain monumental status? Parisian photographer Eric Tabuchi calls for a reconsideration of the concept of monumentality by engaging mix of work — including his own photographs, found photographs and scale models.