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David Bergé

Fragile City

SU 04.10 — SU 15.11 2015

Lycabettus Mountain and Parliament seen from the Acropolis, Athens.

Fragile City revisits Le Corbusier’s Voyage d’Orient of 1911 in the contemporary context of urbanization with essays and work by David Bergé, Elke Krasny and Tülay Atak. It is based on urban curatorial research by Krasny and photographic exploration by Bergé. In dialogue with local experts in Athens, Belgrade, Istanbul, Rome and Vienna, Le Corbusier’s formative route was re-contextualized in contemporary terms. Atak’s contribution is an essay on Le Corbusier’s photographs as documents of an urban context corresponding to a moment at the end of imperialism and beginning of nation-states. With these essays and photographs, Fragile City is a visual, critical and historical reflection on contemporary urbanization.

After its presentation on 03.10.2015, Fragile City will be exhibited as an installation.

Publisher: MER. Paper Kunsthalle, producer: Platform 0090 & PHOTOGRAPHIC EXPANDED.