City Life in the Urban Age
October 19 – November 30, 2011
Since the beginning of the 21st century, more than half of the world’s population are living in cities. Metropolis: City Life in the Urban Age shows the many faces of the modern city.
Never in history has the number of people living in cities grown faster than in recent decades. This has enhanced the role of the city as a cultural, economic and social nerve centre. The city is the birthplace for a culture and morality that extends far beyond its boundaries.
In photography of diverse sorts – documentary and constructed – Metropolis literally leads you through a city of images. In the gallery, a city will arise, consisting of high buildings, streets and squares where you can walk around and appreciate the images.
Yang Yongliang – Abir Abdullah – Michael Wolf – Richard Allenby-Pratt – Corinne Vionnet – Sayed Asif Mahmud – Nadine Stijns – Martin Becka – Will Steacy – Nina Berman – Carlos & Jason Sanchez – Peter Bialobrzeski – Edith Roux – Bonadies & Olavarría – Martin Roemers – Carlos Cazalis – Dennis Rito – Tiane Doan na Champassak – Bas Princen – Philippe Chancel – Andreas Mueller-Pohle – Rasel Chowdhury – Andreas Meichsner – Cedric Delsaux – Frederic Lezmi – Dhruv Dhawan – Ikuru Kuwajima – Virgilio Ferreira – Jian Jiang – Christoph Gielen – Ashley Gilbertson – Kai Uwe Gundlach – Paul Gofferjé