Wednesday, December 1, 2010

DEC 2010 - JAN 2011: Melburnin'

Apartment-living in Melbourne rocks. Whilst sacrificing space in exchange for close proximity to the city centre might not be for everyone, the prospect of fabulous food and entertainment on your doorstep is certainly appealing.

Cities are the hubs and centres of our modern world. In Luminous Cities at National Gallery of Victoria, Joel Kotkin describes them as “the ultimate handiwork of our imagination as a species, testifying to our ability to reshape the natural environment in the most profound and lasting ways”. This powerful photographic exhibition is a celebration of the beauty of cities from ancient to modern times, featuring works from the NGV collection by 19th and 20th century photographers such as Berenice Abbott, Eugene Atget, Bill Brandt, Lee Freidlander, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Grant Mudford, Edward Steichen, Alfred Stieglitz as well as many others who have captured the energy of these impressive structures over this period. Cities featured in the exhibition include Rome, Pompeii, London, New York and Frankfurt, as well as Sydney and Melbourne. Runs until 13 March 2011. Read more...