A Tale of Two Cities

A Tale of Two Cities focuses on the last sixty years of Cardiff's and Stuttgart's history, a period marked by the signing of the twin-city agreement in 1955, just ten years after the devastation of World War II, to 2015. Sixty years which shaped both cities and altered them dramatically: a period in which economic development and social tensions, far-reaching ambition and disenchantment, a sense of inferiority and complacency, cultural fervour and half-heartedness, of failure and success, have coexisted and still coexist.

Images of each city’s buildings, parks and landscapes tell their own story of modernisation and migration, of an increasingly Transatlantic influence in the design and construction of new districts, and ultimately, of what is lost and what is gained through the processes of urban regeneration. But at heart of this story lies the experiences of the inhabitants of these two vibrant and changing cities, at work and at play, whether on the streets, inside their homes or in places of recreation.

The exhibition, which brings together the work of over twenty photographers, is just one of many ways in which Cardiff and Stuttgart can be interpreted and examined to understand their differences and communalities in the light of six decades of European history.

The artists included in this group show are:

die arge lola / Andreas Langen und Kai Loges | Beri Bieber | Butetown History and Arts Centre l David Bowden | Faye Chamberlain | Maciej Dakowicz | Fundstücke – Found photographs l Brigida Gonzalez | David Hurn |Wolfram Janzer | Hannes Kilian | Marcelo Lagos | Rupert Leser l Kirsty Mackay | Dennis Orel und Benjamin Tafel | Tony Othen | Martin Parr | Bandia Ribeira l Eva Schmeckenbecher | Volker Schrank | Laurenz Theinert | Josh von Staudach | Ludwig Windstosser

Cory's Building

11am - 5pm Tue - Sat


57 Bute Street


CF10 5AJ

A Tale of Two Cities

Group Show

01 -31 October