I’m sure many of you have been to c/o Berlin before. The art gallery focuses mainly on photography — a visual approach, anyway — and supports young and coming artists as well as established names in the business. From Mapplethorpe to Larry Clark — every exhibition at c/o is a must-see. Alongside that, the gallery offers plenty of workshops, lectures and other special art events and forums. Beyond the curated contents the gallery is stunning for it’s location in the former royal post office. The old brick building from 1881 hosts not only the gallery, but a club (former Rodeo, now Department) on a prime corner of Oranienburger Straße. Every vernissage is packed with people roaming through the halls.
So of course it was more than a pleasure for Marcus and me to go on a rather private tour through the building with a couple of other nice bloggers we were happy to meet. The current exhibition — “Zeitlos Schön”, 100 Years of Fashion — is definitely worth a visit if you’re into either fashion or photography. To really see how much photography progressed in fashion was to see how our society changed within hundred years, and how often the creative narration of adverts steals its inspiration from the past.
The former Postfuhramt is always a good excuse to take a picture. On the tour we were even taken up to the truss, kind of a secret untouched location. Unfortunately it was way too dark to make anything of the pictures, but no mind. We tried to capture some of its other unique features, one of them being the many different floorings throughout the exhibition. I think Marcus really got into it at some point, but since he left me to edit the pictures, I’m not sure if he’s happy with the result..
Many thanks to c/o Berlin for inviting us to the tour and afterparty cupcakes!