If Walls Could Speak

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Photography from the ING Collection at the Frankendael Foundation
4 August - 13 October 2013

The Frankendael Foundation this summer will open its doors to a special guest:
ING's international photography collection.

The last word

If Walls Could Speak takes us on a journey through metropolitan areas from all corners of the world: North and South America, Africa, Europe, Asia and Oceania. The photos give a clear picture of an architectural environment that continues to close in on us. While the city in the photos seems to burst at its seams, humans ultimately have the last word. The exhibition shows how human activity breathes life into the city's concrete.

Participating artists

Mario A., Peter Bialobrzeski, Davide Bramante, Jennifer Caldwell, Götz Diergarten, Christine Erhard, Julian Faulhaber, Christoph Gielen, Dionisio González, Matthias Hoch, Ola Kolehmainen, Katrin Korfmann, Bas Princen, John Riddy, Frank van der Salm, Tim White-Sobieski, Thomas Wrede and Lin Yilin.

Have a look for yourself

Frankendael House, an eighteenth-century country house, is open every Sunday from 12 midday to 5pm and during the rest of the week on request (telephone 020 4233930). Admission is free of charge. Guided tours start at 2pm and cost €5 per person. The guided tour is free of charge for children.

Frankendael Foundation, Middenweg 72, Amsterdam - www.huizefrankendael.nl

Julian Faulhaber (1975)<br>Sporthalle, 2005</br>C-print mounted on light aluminium, with matt-plexiglass<br>100 x 160 cm</br><br>© Julian Faulhaber, Courtesy L.A. Galerie Lothar Albrecht, Frankfurt</br>

Julian Faulhaber (1975)
Sporthalle, 2005
C-print mounted on light aluminium, with matt-plexiglass
100 x 160 cm

© Julian Faulhaber, Courtesy L.A. Galerie Lothar Albrecht, Frankfurt

Christoph Gielen (1976)<br> Impervious Surfaces Eight, Urban Kowloon, 2006<br>Cibachrome<br> 102 x 128 cm</br><br> © Christoph Gielen, Courtesy the artist<br>

Christoph Gielen (1976)
Impervious Surfaces Eight, Urban Kowloon, 2006
Cibachrome
102 x 128 cm

© Christoph Gielen, Courtesy the artist

Dionisio González (1965)<br>Heliópolis IV, 2006<br>photograph and plexiglass<br>100 x 210 cm</br><br> © Dionisio González, Courtesy Ivorypress, Madrid</br>

Dionisio González (1965)
Heliópolis IV, 2006
photograph and plexiglass
100 x 210 cm

© Dionisio González, Courtesy Ivorypress, Madrid

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