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'Hidden Dimensions' photos featured on the G Concourse

One of the architects behind some of MSP Airport's most iconic features – including its award-winning restrooms – has added another notable flourish to MSP: An art exhibit on the G Concourse.

Jens Vange's "Hidden Dimensions in Urban Architecture" series of photographs are prominently displayed in the Colonnade Gallery toward the end of the refurbished G Concourse, which – with its MSP Liminal display across the hall and new rotunda – is evolving into one of MSP's most dynamic concourses.  

Jens is an architect with Alliiance, one of the MAC's design consultants, and has been involved in several of MSP's architectural projects for more than 26 years. He received a Kodak instamatic camera from his Danish father when he was in his early teens and has been taking photos ever since.

It's mostly a hobby but his photos have been featured in exhibits internationally and in several publications, including the annual calendar of the American Institute of Architects. His work takes him to airports throughout the world and he always brings his camera.

"It's kind of a treasure hunt for me to seek out unintended architecture," said Jens, whose work was selected through the normal Arts@MSP vetting process.

His focus has been capturing urban buildings through the reflections of their neighbors, including scenes of Minneapolis' Foshay and AT&T towers. Jens' father was a carpenter and mother an artist so he says it was a "foregone conclusion" that he would become an architect.

"As an architect, Jens honed his aesthetic sensibilities, particularly drawn to the magic of light, which eventually sparked his fascination with reflections," states his artist bio on the Airport Foundation website, which oversees MSP's arts program along with the MAC.

Stop by and see the exhibit next time you're on or near the G Concourse!