The Dutch cultural institute in Jakarta is pleased to present Metropolis, a solo-exhibition by Dutch photographer Martin Roemers on 20 June. Having been interested in urban culture, city life, chaos, energy, and hustle and bustle, Roemers is thrilled to capture the essence of the world’s megacities. Not only contrasting wealth against poverty and ancient cultural habits with new techniques using pictures as a medium, Roemers is also addressing the dynamic and the energy of the megacities as well as the relationship of humanity to and within complex megacities. In short, through his eyes and his camera’s long exposure shot, Roemers is able to present the human condition and behaviour without words. Metropolis is a report of his travels to mega-cities with over 10 million citizens. He sought out a great number of these metropolises, ranging from New York City to Jakarta. He aims his lens at the interaction between the masses and the individual and on those little moments of ritualistic silence found in the turbulent dynamics of an overflowing cultural melting pot. Join us Thursday, 20 June at 7.30pm at Erasmus Huis for the opening reception for the Metropolis exhibition.