In (Cliché of a City, Venice), Inga Kerber portrays the people who visit and live in the city of Venice—a photographic inventory that holds up a mirror to the sell-off of cities, the global power of capitalism, mass tourism, and the struggle for ownership of the cityscape and the land on which it stands. Venice as a city is seen here as the quintessence par excellence of the concept of the cliché, a reproduction of itself. It exemplifies many cities in the world. The work is rounded off with texts by Salvatore Settis and Petra Reski.
Petra Reski is a journalist and writer who has lived and worked in Venice since 1991. She is an active member of the resistance group Italia Nostra.
Salvatore Settis is the former director of the Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, and the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa. He is the author of If Venice Dies (Berlin: 2015).
Inga Kerber studied photography at the Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig (HGB) and was awarded a scholarship by the German Study Centre in Venice in 2016.