Architecture, Exhibitions

Koto Bolofo’s Construction Sight at Cork Street Galleries

Images from the series Construction Sight © Koto Bolofo, courtesy Cork Street Galleries

To coincide with its 508-page, 20th-birthday issue, Wallpaper magazine is staging a Cork Street Galleries takeover, curating an exhibition of architectural images by iconic fashion photographer Koto Bolofo.

Construction Sight is Bolofo’s first foray into architectural photography, a four-year project documenting the transformation of Holland Park’s former Commonwealth Institute into the new Design Museum.

Bolofo’s extraordinary photographs will premiere on Cork Street ahead of going on permanent display in the new Design Museum’s spectacular atrium, when the building opens in November.

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Bolofo was born in South Africa and raised in Great Britain. Bolofo has photographed and made short films for magazines such as Vogue, Vanity Fair and Numéro, and has created advertising campaigns for brands including Hermès, Louis Vuitton and Dom Pérignon.

Bolofo has published a number of books with Steidl, including Venus, I Spy with My Little Eye, Something Beginning with S, Vroom! Vroom!, La Maison, Lord Snowdon and Grande Complication. He has exhibited at MoMA in New York, and his work can be found in the permanent collection of London’s National Portrait Gallery.

Construction Sight is organised in association with Cork Street Galleries. The exhibition is open Monday to Saturday, 10am to 6pm, from 12 to 24 September 2016.