The work by the German photographer Christof Klute (Münster, 1966) revisits the utopias of modernity in Architecture. In White City, he offers a contemporary approach to the more than 4,000 buildings built in Bauhaus and International style in Tel Aviv in the 1930s. The city has the largest number of buildings erected according to the principles of the Modern Movement in the world. The Great Depression and Hitler’s rise caused a massive migration to the British territory in Palestine. A new type of urban planning became necessary: the work of a group of German and Palestinian architects who had studied and worked in Europe was essential. In 2003, UNESCO listed the White City of Tel Aviv as World Heritage Site and described it as “a surprising example of urban planning and architecture in a new city dating back to the beginning of the 20th century”.
Organiser: Fernando Golvano