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London Dust—showing up contradictions in urban landscapes

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Issue 2467
London Dust (2012)
London Dust (2012)

German photographer Rut Blees Luxemburg has lived, worked and made art about London’s changing urban landscape since the 1990s. 

This new exhibition of film and photographs focuses on the sharp differences between advertising and reality. 

The pictures contrast the CGI images on giant billboards which promote new office towers in the City of London with the dusty reality of the streets where these ads are displayed. 

Luxemburg’s aim is to highlight the social cleansing of London that’s taking place alongside the growing skyscrapers of the City of London.

London Dust
by Rut Blees Luxemburg, 
Museum of London, EC2Y 5HN. Until 10 January 2016. Free entry.

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