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City Reflected


Cities generate urban culture, which can be defined as a result of as well as represented by the maximum number of encounters with the highest degree of diversity, creating an environment that stimulates creativity and progress. This series presents a collection of art work (Georg Grosz, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, graffiti), photography (André Kertész, Eva Besnyö, the Magnum photographers), literature (Manhattan Transfer, Berlin Alexanderplatz, etc.), and philosophy (existentialism/situationism etc.). Probably the most eloquent presentation of the city and the urban lifestyles it fosters can be found in movies. Some classical examples are shown: (Symphonie einer Großstadt, Metropolis).

Poster for Berlin, Die Sinfonie der Grosstadt (Berlin, Symphony of the Metropolis), 1927