Civilization: The Way We Live Now features the work of 140 of the world’s finest photographers. It addresses and illuminates major aspects of our increasingly global 21st-century civilisation. In its many facets the exhibition demonstrates how extraordinarily complex the functioning of our civilisation has become.
The exhibition has been conceived as a journey through key aspects of civilisation, via eight parts: HIVE, which features photographs having to do with the places we live; ALONE TOGETHER which looks at social relationships; FLOW, which take as its subject the movement of peoples, good and ideas; PERSUASION, which looks at the mechanisms which we use to persuade others to follow our desires; CONTROL, which has to do with authority and power; RUPTURE, which looks at societal breakdown and conflict; ESCAPE, which shows people at leisure; and NEXT, which looks at the new world taking shape in the 21st Century.
In parallel with the exhibition, a major publication has been produced – ‘Civilization’ is published by Thames & Hudson and FEP Editions.
‘Civilization: The Way We Live Now’
18 October 2018 – 17 February 2019
National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art
About Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography:
An independent non-profit organisation, Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography (FEP) produces unique and influential museum-quality photography exhibitions, and circulates them around the world. With bases in Minneapolis, Paris and Lausanne, Switzerland, FEP has achieved impressive results since being formed in 2003, with more than 100 museums in 35 countries on four continents hosting its exhibitions, while its publications have been published in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Korean, Japanese and Chinese.