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“Berlin Today: The Future of Metropolis” a Vernissage by Stefano Corso

October 14th, 2014
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News from Berlin – As part of the 6th European month of Photography, the Italian Institute for Culture is hosting Stefano Corso with his vernissage “Berlin Today: Future of Metropolis”.

A famous Italian photographer Stefano Corso, originally from Rome, observes unusual and often surreal sceneries of various metropolitan cities. He is, as usually stated in his interviews, all about a unique and passionate style to interpret a reality of society within various architectural structures. Today a famous photographer, who was once a lawyer and engineer, splits his time between Rome and Berlin where he is trying to capture distinguished moments on camera.

With his exhibition in Berlin, he is rediscovering Berlin. "For me Germany is exotic and I have a different view on the German capital city, I am still discovering it day by day" he said in an interview for a “multiCOOLty” webpage. He finds Berlin exciting, while Rome has become boring to him over the years, because he knows it too well.

He started his project in Berlin with research on the iconoclastic cinematic prophecy by Fritz Lang. “Metropolis” is a 1927 expressionist epic science-fiction movie made during the Weimar Period and is set in a futuristic urban dystopia. Having this in mind he started to play with shadow and light and allowed some historical memory of symbolic places to shine through and provide a vision of new potential landscapes. Each of the 19 photographs presented at the exhibition is being paired up with an original frame from the movie that has been provided by the Murnau Stiftung, a foundation that preserves and curates German movies.

The Italian Institute for Culture is opening the exhibition today (14th October) and it is going to be open to the public, free of any admissions, until 14th November.

For more information visit: http://www.mdf-berlin.de/en/exhibitions/exhibition/berlin-heute/ or call 030 269 94 10.

News from Berlin – Berlin Global