Nicolas Grospierre: Paper Planes

Muzeum Lotnictwa Polskiego (Polish Aviation Museum) located in the historic airfield Rakowice-Czyzyny in Krakow, Poland, opened in 2010. Designed by German architect Justus Pysall in collaboration with Peter Ruge, Bartlomiej Kisielewski and Arup, the concrete edifice gives the illusion of a folded, floating structure.

French-Polish artist Nicolas Grospierre likes to probe the relationship between architecture and photography by challenging the accustomed norms of two- and three-dimensionality and the parameters of different media. With his camera he investigates the concept of a building as well as the architectural process.

For this exhibition Grospierre photographed the different surfaces – floor, ceiling, roof, interior and exterior walls – of the aviation museum and flattened its distinctive form in a series of photo-mosaics. Then he folded a further set of large scale prints into paper planes, which both refer to the function of the building and act as a playful homage to the architect’s design.

Dates and admission

Paper Planes is showing from 31 March – 1 July 2011 at Phase 2. Admission is free.

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  • Nicolas Grospierre, Aviation museum, flattened out (front), 2011. Copyright Nicolas Grospierre.Open gallery

    Nicolas Grospierre, Aviation museum, flattened out (ceiling) 2011. Copyright Nicolas Grospierre.

  • Nicolas Grospierre, Aviation museum, flattened out (back), 2011. Copyright Nicolas Grospierre.Open gallery

    Nicolas Grospierre, Aviation museum, flattened out (roof) 2011. Copyright Nicolas Grospierre.