by Dustin Illingworth
MAY 2015 | Books
Part shaggy intellectual ruin, part holy text of urban theology, the German cultural critic Walter Benjamins unfinished magnum opus The Arcades Projecta kaleidoscopic study of 19th-century Parisian city lifeis perhaps best read as a kind of cipher or secret code wherein the metropolis itself is revealed to be the critical document of modernity.
by Michelle Standley
DEC 15-JAN 16 | ArtSeen
Berlin is a divided city. Its inhabitants’ polarized reactions to the sudden influx of thousands of refugeesfrom acts of arson to massive volunteer campaignsreveal a city torn between fear of change and a desire to embrace it.