05 June 2007

Arhitectura moderna a Berlinului

Astazi am fost mai intai la muzeul de fotografie. Erau trei fotografi cvasi-erotici (Helmut Newton si inca doi). Mai interesant a fost ca aveau o colectie foarte mare a unor fotografi chinezi (colectia fusese expusa initial in Shanghai) care pozasera multe aspecte ale vietii din China, de la tarani ultra-saraci pana la femeile cu pretentii din marile orase. Colectia se numeste Humanism in China.
This exhibition of 590 photographs, presented by the Guangdong Museum of Art in Guangzhou, sketches a broad panorama of the life of people in China. At the same time, it represents a valid survey of Chinese documentary photography of the last five decades of the 20th century. Divided into four categories - existence, relations, desire, time - the densely hung pictures portray everyday Chinese life against the background of social revolutions. Going beyond the shiny, all-too-obvious surface of economic success in China’s major cities, the photographers have set out to document, above all, the effects of increasingly speedy modernisation on the individual. The Museum for Photography takes over this multi-faceted exhibition without changes or commentary. In this way, this "Chinese self-portrait", in which the country in effect takes a look at itself, can be a first step towards understanding more of the culture of this "unknown far-away land".
Dup-aia m-am plimbat prin oras sa vad (si sa pozez) cladirile moderne din Berlin (am un ghid cu diverse trasee de facut pe jos si asta era unul dintre ele). Ieri am fost la gradina zoologica, insa mi s-a terminat bateria la aparatul foto asa ca nu am pozat mare branza :) Gradina asta zoologica e cica cea mai mare din Europa, cu peste 15 000 de specii de animale. Am stat inauntru vreo 6 ore; pe la sfarsit m-am si pierdut prin ea si nu mai gaseam iesirea :)