• Anton Roland Laub Mobile Churches
  • Anton Roland Laub Mobile Churches
  • Anton Roland Laub Mobile Churches
  • Anton Roland Laub Mobile Churches
  • Anton Roland Laub Mobile Churches
  • Anton Roland Laub Mobile Churches
  • Anton Roland Laub Mobile Churches
  • Anton Roland Laub Mobile Churches

Anton Roland Laub Mobile Churches

Bucharest in the 1980s. Ceaușescu’s “systematisation” programme is in full swing in the Romanian capital: one-third of the historic centre has been wiped out to make way for imposing buildings and wide avenues intended to honour the regime. Despite Ceaușescu’s particularly dogged approach towards the churches, seven are spared and undergo a process as incredible as it is absurd: they are lifted and placed on rails then moved and hidden behind housing blocks. Withdrawn from the cityscape, they live secret lives interpolated in the disparate architecture that shapes Bucharest’s urban landscape today.

Shortlisted for the Luma Rencontres Dummy Book Award, Les Rencontres de la Photographie, Arles 2017 and for the Unseen Dummy Award, Unseen, Amsterdam 2017.


Hardcover 16,5 x 22,7 cm 144 pages 8 b/w-, 11 duotone- and 40 color ills. English, French, German Available ISBN 978-3-86828-838-4 2017

Editor:

Sonia Voss

Texts:

Lotte Laub, Sonia Voss

Design:

Minami Shimakage


Preview

Exhibitions

Mobile Churches
Église Saint-Germain-des-Prés | Paris
03.11. – 19.11.2017

Mobile Churches
Kapelle der Versöhnung / Gedenkstätte Berliner Mauer | Berlin
Frühling 2018

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