“Berlin Heute: the future of Metropolis”
While solemnly pacing towards the future with heavy steps, Berlin had to free itself from a long, complex and uncomfortable past. At a crossroad between historical landscapes and radical changes, the city portrays the ideological and social essence of European history, along with a socioeconomic evolution placing it as a cultural landmark.
Stefano Corso’s research begins with the iconoclastic “Metropolis” by Fritz Lang, a cinematic prophecy of the city's future. Through his pictures, Stefano Corso conjures the visionary atmospheres of today’s metropolis, once again reunited and yet constantly settling on new balances. The historical memory of symbolic places shows through shadows and lights the difficult passage of reconstruction and the vision of new possible landscapes. Places scarred by events are now at peace with their own history, architectural spaces are now read again through the sign of modernity, a sign in which man precariously walks suspended between old and new, looking for a new dimension and yet deeply rooted within his own past.
October 14th - November 14th 2014
European Month of Photography
Italian Cultural Institute
Hildebrandstraße 2, 10785 Berlin, Germania
With the friendly support of the Murnau Stiftung.
September 11th-16th, 2012
“Heute Berlin: Il futuro di Metropolis”
Forte Sangallo, Nettuno
with the support of the Municipality of Nettuno, Occhio dell’Arte and Artistic Art Gallery (Denver, Colorado)