Photography Exhibition “The City. From the Becoming until the Decay”

Photography Exhibition “The City. From the Becoming until the Decay”


Opening: Wed 28 Aug, 6 pm
Exhibition: 29 Aug – 14 Sep 2013, 9 am – 6 pm
Lecture on Photography: Fri 30 Aug, 7 pm
Workshop: 03 – 07 Sep 2013
Goethe Institut and Vietnam Fine Arts Museum

From Goethe Institut:

The Goethe- Institut presents photo reportages of 22 cities around the world.

The city is the origin of civilization, melting pot of cultures, mentalities, religions and ideas. Each day almost 200.000 people around the world are moving from the countryside to the city, looking for a better life, security, freedom and prosperity. The city offers great chances, but also great risks for each individual: poverty, criminality and anonymity as well as blatant contrasts shape many megacities today. However,the city is the future of the world, the place which determines how people will henceforth live together.

The 18 photographers of the German agency OSTKREUZ embarked on a journey to explore urban realities of today: How are people living in Tokyo and Manila, Lagos and Las Vegas, Berlin, Minsk and Gaza? With material of overall 22 cities around the globe, the photographers have concentrated their personal impressions into photographic essays – a unique long-term project. Cities are shown as places of future hope, but also as places which seem to perish under waste and chaos. All pictures as a wholepresent: the city of the future.

OSTKREUZ is the most renowned German photo agency. Founded after the end of the GDR in East Berlin following the example of Magnum it is associated with the most important contemporary German photographers. In celebration of its 20-year-anniversary OSTKREUZ members conceptualized and realized the exhibition “The City. Becoming and Decaying”, which is on an international tour since 2010.

The exhibition will be presented at the Fine Arts Museum Hanoi and the Goethe-Institut.

Two OSTKREUZ photographers JörgBrüggemannand Ute Mahler, will give lectures about the exhibition and conduct a workshop.

Free admission.


Opening/ Wednesday, 28.08.2013, 6 pm at the Fine Arts Museum
With an Introduction by Jörg Brüggemann, OSTKREUZ, Berlin.

Exhibition | 29.08. – 14.09.2013, daily from 9 am to 6 pm
Fine Arts Museum Hanoi and Goethe-Institut Hanoi
Free Entry

Lecture: “OSTKREUZ and the new Photography in Germany. Perspectives and tendencies” Jörg Brüggemann and Professor Ute Mahler, OSTKREUZ, Berlin.
Friday, 30.08.2013, 7 pm
Goethe-Institut Hanoi
(German with Vietnamese translation)
Free Entry

Workshop | 3. – 7.09.2013
conducted by JörgBrüggemann and Prof. Ute Mahler with Vietnamese Photographers. Topic: “Portrait – staging and observation: Human being in its environment”
Registration untill 18.August 2013: Ms. Pham Thi Kim Chung, Email: [email protected].

Please find more information on the following websites: or

Goethe Institut
56-58 Nguyen Thai Hoc
Ba Dinh, Hanoi
Tel.: +84 4 37342251
Fax: +84 4 37342254
[email protected]
Vietnam Fine Arts Museum
66 Nguyen Thai Hoc St., Hanoi


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