Civilization, NGV Australia
The next venue for the Civilization touring exhibition will be-
THE IAN POTTER CENTRE: National Gallery of Victoria, AUSTRALIA
CORNER FLINDERS AND RUSSELL STREETS
FEDERATION SQUARE, MELBOURNE
EXHIBITION DATES: 13 SEP 19 – 2 FEB 2020.
Civilization: The Way We Live Now is an international photography exhibition of monumental scale, featuring the work of over 100 contemporary photographers from Africa, the Americas, Asia, Australia and Europe with over 200 original photographs being exhibited.
In this increasingly globalised world, the exhibition explores photographers’ representations of life in cities as its key theme and presents a journey through the shared aspects of life in the urban environment. The selected works create a picture of collective life around the world and document patterns of mass behaviour. The exhibition looks at the phenomenal complexity of life in the twenty-first century and reflects on the ways in which photographers have documented, and held a mirror up, to the world around us.
A major publication has been produced by Thames & Hudson in parallel with the exhibition.