Iwan Baan is one of today’s leading photographers of architecture and urban design. His images document the growth of global megacities and portray buildings by prominent contemporary architects including Herzog & de Meuron, Rem Koolhaas, and Zaha Hadid. The first large retrospective of the Dutch photographer’s work will open at the Vitra Design Museum in autumn 2023.
Baan’s vibrant realism puts the focus on people and their relationship to the built environment.Thanks to the great scope of his vision, Baan’s works offer a broad panorama of human building that impressively demonstrates the existential importance of architecture and urban design.
The cooperation with the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, Germany, and the Design Festival NYCxDESIGN was started in 2022, and continues in 2023 with a public conversation with Iwan Baan and the co-hosting of the global museum conference MUSCON at the Goethe-Institut New York during the day.