E Koyama, Courtesy Gagosian Gallery

As an architectural tool, photography can be celebratory, but as art, it can be confrontational. Envisioning Buildings: Reflecting Architecture in Contemporary Art, at the MAK in Vienna, provides a survey of photos of iconic 20th- and 21st-century buildings designed by architects such as Wright, Le Corbusier, Gehry, and Herzog & de Meuron. (The mammoth Le Lignon in Geneva, shown, photographed by Thomas Struth in 1989, was designed after Swiss-born Le Corbusier’s style.) Contemporary-art photos transcend the transformative effects of time by capturing buildings in what exhibition curator Simon Rees calls “the afterglow of completion,” changing the way that architecture is perceived by modern viewers. Through April 22. • mak.at