Rut Blees Luxemburg’s production as an artist and photographer revolves around the representation of the city. Combining several formats ranging from large-scale photographic works, to public art installations through to operatic mise-en-scène, her research concentrates on the phenomenon of the urban.
Her work has been published in the monograph Commonsensual, which also presents her collaborative forays into opera, Liebeslied/My Suicides with the philosopher Alexander Garcia Düttmann and documents her public art installations Caliban Towers with Muf Architects and Piccadilly’s Peccadilloes in Heathrow Airport, London. Rut Blees Luxemburg created the iconic cover of The Streets debut album Original Pirate Material.
Rut Blees Luxemburg’s photographs have been exhibited internationally and are in public collections including the Tate Modern, Victoria & Albert Museum and the Centre Pompidou.
Rut Blees Luxemburg is a Reader in Urban Aesthetics in the Photography Programme at the Royal College of Art, London