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Masculinities: Liberation Through Photography
by vPPR Architects

Max Colson

vPPR Architects has created an exhibition in the Barbican Art Gallery that explores masculinity through film and photography.

"Masculinities: Liberation Through Photography" is a major group exhibition at the Barbican Art Gallery that explores how masculinity is experienced, performed, coded and socially constructed through photography and film from the 1960s to today.

The exhibition design comprises a series of architectural frames that act as viewing devices, bringing into dialogue the photographic artworks, the brutalist architecture and the visitors.

The different frames – some tall thin back apertures, others small punched out multi-directional viewing holes – create a variety of openings in gallery partition walls, drawing visual connections between curatorial sections, challenging assumptions of structure, narrative, foreground and background.


This project has been longlisted in the exhibition design project category of Dezeen Awards 2020.

Designer: vPPR Architects
Project: Masculinities: Liberation Through Photography

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