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Christian Philipp Müller

Galerie Michelin Szwajcer

“The city is no longer an arid crust divided by the deep gutters of the streets; it is an immense park, a ’Green City.’ It is constructed along the lines of the ’Radiant City,’ that is to say, the constituent elements can now accommodate the ’spare time activities’ which are a phenomenon of the machine revolution of modern times and the subject for which urbanism must, at all prices, offer solutions.”

Le Corbusier, 1933

For Le Corbusier, the solution, at least in terms of his projected series of “Radiant Cities,” was to incorporate elements of city and country, work and leisure, into a single environment. One of the proposed sites of these utopian scenes was Antwerp. Never actually realized, the project forms the basis of Christian Philipp Müller’s recent exhibition. Müller’s work consists of three parts: a gallery installation, an artist’s book, and a guided tour of the proposed site of

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