Nils Van Beek
NILS VAN BEEK is an art historian and partner/curator at TAAK, Amsterdam. www.taak.me.
It all started with Sandy. Manhattan has been the backdrop of abundant apocalyptic scenes in feature films (and, sadly, in reality on 9/11). A big ape, a whole range of aliens, and even a tsunami (in Deep Impact, 1998) have inflicted major damage on a future version of New York City. But not many people would have imagined that the flooding following the 2012 hurricane could bring the city almost completely to a standstill.