The exhibition, Berlin: A Jewish Ode to the Metropolis, features photographs by artist Jason Langer from his series of the same name. The project is deeply personal to the photographer and is the product of a five-year reconciliation of the impressions of the Holocaust that were seeded in Langer as a 10-year-old living on a kibbutz in Israel. Over the five-year process, Langer was able to undo the fearful impressions about Germany implanted in his mind as a child. He was able to see that Berlin is a city of dichotomies and that there are symbols of division and reunification everywhere.
The photographs themselves seem timeless, characteristic for Langer’s work. His photographs are formally composed, rich and moody, favoring darker tones. Langer lends a poetic sensibility to both classic views of Berlin as well as smaller, hidden places which often tell specific, individual stories.
This exhibition is generously supported by the Ronald Grabois Family Endowment Fund.