REVIEW: Raumlaborberlin @ Pulitzer Arts / by Brian Prugh

Installation view of raumlaborberlin: 4562 Enright Avenue, Pulitzer Arts Foundation, 2016. Photograph © 2016 Alise O’Brien Photography

Installation view of raumlaborberlin: 4562 Enright Avenue, Pulitzer Arts Foundation, 2016. Photograph © 2016 Alise O’Brien Photography

From the review:

The idea of contemplating the city takes many guises. Perhaps the most commonplace is to stand back and look at the buildings—to contemplate the city as an abstract geometrical sculpture filled with lights and motion and anonymous people. The city becomes an abstraction against which an individual lives a life. But there is a way in which this fundamentally misunderstands the city, and raumlaborberlin’s attempt to picture the city from the inside of its dwellings out reaches for a truer image: the city, not as monolith, but as a conjunction of individual lives radiating out from their homes.

Read the review at The Seen or download a PDF.