Metropolis

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Today, more than half of humanity lives in a city. The United Nations has predicted that by 2050, two thirds of the world’s population is expected to be living in urban environments. Across the developing world, cities gain an average of five million residents every month. 
 

Martin Roemers’ began Metropolis in 2007 to document the process of global urbanization by focusing on cities with populations of more than ten million people. Taking us from Dhaka to São Paolo, Beijing, Cairo, Mexico City and Mumbai, among numerous others, Roemers’ long exposure prints capture the force, drama and human face of rapidly changing megacities. Metropolis introduces audiences to new cities and modes of urban life, while simultaneously showing us the similarities that exist between individuals worldwide. 
 

Roemers contextualizes the human experience in contemporary cities by photographing public spaces from a raised vantage point, showcasing the dizzying scale of urban population growth. Shot on medium format film, each frame is exposed for up to four seconds, creating a visual metaphor—the megacity’s vitality courses through the blurred movement of the masses while time stands still for a few lone individuals. For all their chaos, big cities still have a sense of humanity. It is this humanity and sense of interconnectedness that Roemers’ photographs reveal—the dynamic character of each city as it ages and modernizes as well as the urban dwellers who make it their home.

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Selection of further exhibitions in: United states

01.07.2017 - 11.02.2018
Smithsonian American Art Museum
8th and G Sts NW
Washington

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11.03.2017 - 18.03.2018
Smithsonian American Art Museum
8th and G Sts NW
Washington

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01.04.2017 - 30.04.2017
The Freer Gallery of Art & The Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
1050 Independence Avenue SW
Washington

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17.03.2016 - 06.08.2017
The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street
New York

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05.03.2016 - 04.09.2017
National Gallery of Art
4th and Constitution Avenue NW
Washington DC

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15.09.2017 - 04.02.2018
The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street
New York

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15.04.2017 - 13.08.2017
MoMA - Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53 Street
New York

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12.05.2017 - 06.08.2017
Smithsonian American Art Museum
8th and G Sts NW
Washington

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24.09.2017 - 01.01.2018
MoMA - Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53 Street
New York

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05.05.2016 - 24.09.2017
The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street
New York

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31.10.2017 - 01.04.2018
MoMA - Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53 Street
New York

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03.07.2015 - 09.07.2017
Smithsonian American Art Museum
8th and G Sts NW
Washington

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16.03.2018 - 05.08.2018
Smithsonian American Art Museum
8th and G Sts NW
Washington

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22.10.2017 - 01.02.2018
MoMA - Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53 Street
New York

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05.05.2017 - 22.10.2017
The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street
New York

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13.10.2017 - 11.03.2018
Smithsonian American Art Museum
8th and G Sts NW
Washington

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15.04.2017 - 10.07.2017
The Freer Gallery of Art & The Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
1050 Independence Avenue SW
Washington

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03.11.2017 - 18.03.2018
Smithsonian American Art Museum
8th and G Sts NW
Washington

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Today, more than half of humanity lives in a city. The United Nations has predicted that by 2050, two thirds of the world’s population is expected to be living in urban environments. Across the developing world, cities gain an average of five million residents every month. 
 

Martin Roemers’ began Metropolis in 2007 to document the process of global urbanization by focusing on cities with populations of more than ten million people. Taking us from Dhaka to São Paolo, Beijing, Cairo, Mexico City and Mumbai, among numerous others, Roemers’ long exposure prints capture the force, drama and human face of rapidly changing megacities. Metropolis introduces audiences to new cities and modes of urban life, while simultaneously showing us the similarities that exist between individuals worldwide. 
 

Roemers contextualizes the human experience in contemporary cities by photographing public spaces from a raised vantage point, showcasing the dizzying scale of urban population growth. Shot on medium format film, each frame is exposed for up to four seconds, creating a visual metaphor—the megacity’s vitality courses through the blurred movement of the masses while time stands still for a few lone individuals. For all their chaos, big cities still have a sense of humanity. It is this humanity and sense of interconnectedness that Roemers’ photographs reveal—the dynamic character of each city as it ages and modernizes as well as the urban dwellers who make it their home.

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