(press text) ‘Fashion Instant Lab’ is a 3-day pop-up gallery in Berlin-Mitte. It exhibits Polaroids with an intimate perspective from Berlin Fashion Week 2013. Journalists and bloggers, fashionistas and models capture their favourite moments with smartphones and digital cameras. With the brand-new Impossible Instant Lab we develop classic Polaroids
(press text) Sexuality, spirituality and physicality – three women in one family seek to satisfy their deepest longings in different ways. The mother as sex tourist, her sister as a missionary catholic and the daughter as a teenager in a diet camp. In his cinematic trilogy “Paradise”, Ulrich Seidl portraits the lonely and the ugly, the outsiders
The “echos” exhibition that takes place within the program of the European Month of Photography is the presentation of the Ostkreuzschule graduates final works’. The themes of the exhibition are rich in variety — ways of the male search for meaning, Poverty and Exclusion, unique interpersonal relationships or the self-conflict with ones origins. The
Stephanie Kloss’s photographs document not singular events, but virtual states. She often presents locations with mythological associations. They touch the viewer by suggesting what is superficially invisible: conflict, abuse, environmental disaster. At first glance, many recall a design idea from German Romanticism, including the tension
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
The Shoot Your Life exhibition displays a project we really like to support. In three cities — Paris, Berlin and Istanbul — twenty teenagers were given the chance to learn about analog photography. They then took that knowledge and spent a whole summer putting their life into pictures. Sound familiar? It’s what we do right here (and we still like to
About the time I lived in Friedrichshain, I remember one thing quite clearly: the abundance of frontdoors covered in graffiti. Only recently, my photographer friend David showed me an impressive series of photos he shot on a bright and sunny day whilst hunting these remarkable filthy doors of Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg.
The U-Bahn-System shapes a lot of places in our city. It has its own architectural rules and often it doesnt care about beauty. Most U-Bahn stations are cold and pragmatic. People rush through them. But nobody can doubt that they create a very unique atmosphere. You go down, into the Untergrund. Jan Herdlicka, whom you may know
Last night we had our very fist print (as in — offline!) exhibition at the temporarily set up football location Studio B in Mitte. When we were asked to participate for one night we decided to use the plattform and the big white walls to put our work on display. During the past two weeks we have produced
There are some S-Bahn stations that haven't seen a train for more than thirty years now. Ghost stations. Some of them still exist and are easy to spot, others are decayed to such an extent that one hardly recognizes the platform. All of them tell stories from prosperous times long ago.
… that it's a socially deprived district, where the skyline of grey industrialized buildings blurs with an equally grey sky – well, that's just a petty, petty atrocity story. I want to tell you another story about this East Berlin district, a story of a Marzahn childhood.
Every now and then, you will catch me actually visiting an exhibition for more than just the canapés at the vernissage. In fact, sometimes I’ll gladly miss out on the opening to have the space to myself a couple of days later. This was exactly the case with the currently ongoing Dash Snow exhibition at Contemporary