Now, Berlin
Maria Sewcz

128 pp.

59 color illustrations

thread-bound hardcover with Swiss brochure

Leipzig October, 2023
ISBN: 9783959057295
Edition Number: 1

Width: 19 cm
Length: 29 cm

Language(s): English, German

Maria Sewcz

Carsten Eisfeld

Monika Rinck

"Urbanity, the tension between the built and the grown, is the central theme in my work. I deal with THE CITY – besides Berlin also Rome, Istanbul and London. Big cities are centrifuges of acceleration in the modern age, symbolising the main issues of our time.


Berlin is the centre of my life and the place where permanent change is visible to me. Since the 1980s I have created several bodies of work about Berlin, beginning with "inter esse" (1985–87) and most recently "NOW, BERLIN" (2013–2016–2022). These are self-contained works that describe the period in question, also referencing my own life and experiences.


NOW, BERLIN pursues my engagement with the phenomenon of THE CITY and aims to reflect the essence of a specific historical moment. In recent years, as well as significant changes in its outward appearance, Berlin’s socio-economic microclimate has also undergone major structural changes that have impacted people’s lives, and that also affect me. Each photograph stands for a specific urban theme, e.g. cityscape, everyday life, migration, tourism, gentrification. The moment becomes a quotation, snatched from the NOW."

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