Program 2016

James Casebere

USA (1953)



The exhibition presents a dozen photographs by President of the 2015/2016 Grand Prix Images Vevey Jury James Casebere. Since the mid-1970s, the major American artist has explored the boundaries between reality and illusion by creating architectural models. His images depict institutions of power, audit institutions and recognisable buildings. Devoid of human presence, Casebere’s models are often hit by floods and thereby evoke the helplessness of civilisation in the face of nature’s destructive forces. By showcasing institutions that literally take on water, Casebere’s works return us to the widespread feeling of unease and emptiness that permeates our societies. Exhibited at Espace Images, these photographs are a selection from the major retrospective dedicated to James Casebere in Munich’s Haus der Kunst in 2016.

Espace Images Vevey is supported by the Nestlé Foundation for the Arts

Meet James Casebere on 11 September