Radiant (abstract project about the museum of islamic art)
In 2005, the renowned architect, I.M. Pei, came out of retirement at the age of 88 to design his last major cultural building – The Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) in Doha, Qatar. The images featured in Radiant are an insightful meditation on the physical spaces of MIA. Using an old photo engraving method called photogravure, German photographer, Antje Hanebeck interprets various facets of I.M. Pei’s design through a nostalgic visual experience of atmosphere, light and shadow. The choice of images and presentation reflects MIA’s blend of modern architecture and ancient treasures, shedding light on the many links between the past and the present.