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. Metropolis exposes the soul of the city, the place where our future is being shaped.
Metropolis is the second part of a diptych about the consequenses of the worldwide urbanisation. Part 1, Land - Country Life in the Urban Age was held 2010 in Leeuwarden.
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City Life in the Urban Age
Der Aa-kerk, Oude Postkantoor, Noorderlicht Fotogalerie
In photography of diverse sorts – documentary and constructed – Metropolis literally leads you through a city of images. Metropolis exposes the soul of the city, the place where our future is being shaped.View exhibition >>
Exploration is the epilogue of Metropolis - City Life in the Urban Age, hosted by the Noorderlicht Photogallery. Five photographers show their personal journeys of discovery in various world cities.View exhibition >>
An exhibition of the work of the recently discovered photographer Vivian Maier (1926-2009). Her streetphotography shows wonderful images of American cities in the 1950's.View exhibition >>
Public Bedroom shows how, in spite of the functional organization of public space, people always find their own way of using it. The exposition is designed and developed by _notDef, a design lab from Rotterdam, commissioned by P.A.P.A. (Participating’ Artists Press Agency).View exhibition >>
City One Minutes
A city is a living entity and its face in the morning is different from the night. One artist makes a portrait between 9:00 and 10:00. Another one makes a portrait between 21:00 and 22:00 or 01:00 and 02:00; together a portrait of 24 visions. 24 individual portraits make one collaborative art work.View exhibition >>