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EXHIBITION EXTENDED
Francisco Ibáñez Hantke, ‘Non-Structures’
Velorose, 1 June 2019 - 6 July 2019



Special Opening Times with Artist in Attendance:
Saturday 29 June 10am - 6pm
Sunday 30 June 10am - 6pm
Thursday 4 July 6pm - 9pm
Saturday 6 July 10am - 6pm


This exhibition of Francisco Ibáñez Hantke's ‘Non-Structures’ photographic series presents London - and cities in general - as a spectacle of constant conflict, negotiation and flux. Capturing key moments in the life of diverse buildings, the images reveal a condition of transience, trapped as these buildings and sites are between the boundaries of architecture and ruin, planning and chance, process and product. This boundary condition, of being neither one thing nor the other, has lent its name to the series and to the exhibition.

Using similar parameters of light, composition and scale, Ibáñez reveals these 'non-structures’ to be frozen in a specific time and context, as dysfunctional devices that question collectively the processes of change and the impermanence of the city. From the demolition of iconic buildings such as Robin Hood Gardens to various transformations of anonymous buildings in London, Ibáñez's photographs unveil the unexpected and sculptural morphology of these 'non-structures', while simultaneously documenting the constant tension that they set up with their context.

Can these 'non-structures' be considered unintentional works of art? Might they serve as interventions that help to question the collective imagination through which we enable our cities to evolve?

This show is part of the London Festival of Architecture 2019.

All works are for sale; to make a purchase please contact gallery@velorose.com





Francisco Ibáñez Hantke, ‘Unsustainable Structures 1’ (2015), Giclée Print on Hahnemühle Pearl, 69cm x 78cm (Edition of 10 + 2 Artist Proofs), 110cm x 126cm (Edition of 5 + 2 Artist Proofs)





Francisco Ibáñez Hantke, ‘Unsustainable Structures 3’ (2017), Giclée Print on Hahnemühle Pearl, 69cm x 46cm (Edition of 10 + 2 Artist Proofs), 118cm x 81cm (Edition of 5 + 2 Artist Proofs)





Francisco Ibáñez Hantke, ‘Unsustainable Structures 7’ (2017), Giclée Print on Hahnemühle Pearl, 69cm x 78cm (Edition of 10 + 2 Artist Proofs), 110cm x 126cm (Edition of 5 + 2 Artist Proofs)





Francisco Ibáñez Hantke, ‘Deconstructed Structures 1’ (2017), Giclée Print on Hahnemühle Pearl, 69cm x 46cm (Edition of 10 + 2 Artist Proofs), 118cm x 81cm (Edition of 3 + 2 Artist Proofs)





Francisco Ibáñez Hantke, ‘Deconstructed Structures 3’ (2018), Giclée Print on Hahnemühle Pearl, 36cm x 24cm (Edition of 10 + 2 Artist Proofs), 69cm x 46cm (Edition of 10 + 2 Artist Proofs)





Francisco Ibáñez Hantke, ‘Ghost Structures 2’ (2018), Giclée Print on Hahnemühle Pearl, 36cm x 24cm (Edition of 10 + 2 Artist Proofs), 69cm x 46cm (Edition of 10 + 2 Artist Proofs)





Francisco Ibáñez Hantke, ‘Ghost Structures 9’ (2018), Giclée Print on Hahnemühle Pearl, 36cm x 24cm (Edition of 10 + 2 Artist Proofs), 69cm x 46cm (Edition of 10 + 2 Artist Proofs)





Francisco Ibáñez Hantke, ‘Ghost Structures 3’ (2017), Giclée Print on Hahnemühle Pearl, 36cm x 24cm (Edition of 10 + 2 Artist Proofs), 69cm x 46cm (Edition of 10 + 2 Artist Proofs)





Francisco Ibáñez Hantke, ‘Ghost Structures 6’ (2018), Giclée Print on Hahnemühle Pearl, 69cm x 46cm (Edition of 10 + 2 Artist Proofs)





Francisco Ibáñez Hantke, ‘Ghost Structures 1’ (2017), Giclée Print on Hahnemühle Pearl, 69cm x 46cm (Edition of 10 + 2 Artist Proofs), 118cm x 81cm (Edition of 5 + 2 Artist Proofs)





Francisco Ibáñez Hantke, ’Naked Structures 1’ (2018), Giclée Print on Hahnemühle Pearl, 69cm x 46cm (Edition of 10 + 2 Artist Proofs), 118cm x 81cm (Edition of 5 + 2 Artist Proofs)