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Exhibition

Mosques in Germany.

A photographic essay by Wilfried Dechau + models and plans of mosques recently built in Germany

Sat 05.09.2009 – Mon 21.09.2009
daily 10am-7pm
The exhibition

The exhibition: Mosques in Germany
© Architekturzentrum Wien, photograph: Martina Frühwirth

9pm: Opening
following the symposium

Speakers at the opening

Dietmar Steiner, director of the Az W
Wilfried Dechau, photographer

This photographic report, completed in Spring 2008, on mosques in Germany does not show standard architecture photography with its aesthetically loaded atmosphere but a purely documentary approach to illustrating the people in the mosques and the surrounding urban context. The photographer Wilfried Dechau provides us with an insight into spaces that usually remain closed to us: the spectrum of eight mosques shown ranges from the disused car repair shop in Karlsruhe to the bold new building in Penzberg that symbolise a history of decades of immigration. The openness and candidness of the people shown in the camera of Wilfried Dechau lends the photographs their particular appeal. The exhibition is supplemented by models and plans of mosques completed recently.

Symposium + panel discussion

Mosques Today. The brief, and socio-political responsibility

Fri 04.09.2009
from 3pm
ends: ca. 9pm, followed by the opening of the exhibition

Admission free

Impressions from the exhibition “Mosques in Germany. A photographic essay by Wilfried Dechau + models and plans of mosques recently built in Germany” shown at the HAll F3 at the Architekturzentrum Wien September 05.2009 – September 21.2009.

The exhibition "Mosques in Germany. A photographic essay by Wilfried Dechau + models and plans of mosques recently built in Germany"
The exhibition "Mosques in Germany. A photographic essay by Wilfried Dechau + models and plans of mosques recently built in Germany"
© Az W
The exhibition "Mosques in Germany. A photographic essay by Wilfried Dechau + models and plans of mosques recently built in Germany"
The exhibition "Mosques in Germany. A photographic essay by Wilfried Dechau + models and plans of mosques recently built in Germany"
© Az W
The exhibition "Mosques in Germany. A photographic essay by Wilfried Dechau + models and plans of mosques recently built in Germany"
The exhibition "Mosques in Germany. A photographic essay by Wilfried Dechau + models and plans of mosques recently built in Germany"
© Az W
The exhibition "Mosques in Germany. A photographic essay by Wilfried Dechau + models and plans of mosques recently built in Germany"
The exhibition "Mosques in Germany. A photographic essay by Wilfried Dechau + models and plans of mosques recently built in Germany"
© Az W