Ute and Werner Mahler · Exhibition in Hamburg

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This spring is all about Werner and Ute Mahler. The Deichtorhallen still show their major retrospective, Kehrer has recently published the catalog and the next exhibit is already approaching. The Robert Morat Gallery presents their new joint work "Seltsame Tage" (Strange Days). After the "Mona Lisas" and "Where the world was to end" they were again behind the camera together and captured the bizarre on ordinary places.

"Ute und Werner Mahler | Die seltsamen Tage"
Opening: 23 May 2014, 6.00 pm
Exhibition: 24 May - 12 July 12 2014

Kleine Reichenstr. 1, 20457 Hamburg

Harald Hauswald · Single Exhibition in Berlin

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On 3 May Harald Hauswald celebrated his 60th birthday and the photo gallery Friedrichshain congratulates him with a large exhibition. The gallery, which was the first and most important East Berlin exhibition space for photography in GDR times, shows highlights from four decades of photographic work.

"Harald Hauswald Querbeet - Zum Sechzigsten"
Opening: 8 Mai 2014, 7.00 pm
Exhibition: 9 Mai - 20 June 2014

Fotogalerie Friedrichshain
Helsingforder Platz 1, 10243 Berlin

OSTKREUZ · Panel on Gallery Weekend

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Art book publisher Hatje Cantz and Isabelle du Moulin, initiator of the Berlin Gallery District create a large Pop Up Showroom at Bikinihaus in Berlin-Charlottenburg with paintings, sculpture, photography and performance.
Gallery Weekend will be celebrated here. On Saturday Ute Mahler and Anna-Christina Hartmann discuss with Nadine Barth and Simon Menner on current trends in the photo book. Then there is a book signing with Anthony James and Katja Eichinger and a big party in the showroom.

"Beautiful and bizarre. Trends in photo book"
Panel: 3 May 2014, 5.00 pm

Bikini Berlin
Budapester Str. 38-50, 10787 Berlin

Ute Mahler · Book Release "Zusammenleben" in Berlin

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Ute Mahler photographed the various ways in which people live together, everyday life and the most special moments in the GDR in the 1970s and 1980s. The series "Zusammenleben" (Living together) that she started 40 years ago will now be published as a book for the first time by Hatje Cantz.

We will celebrate, with pictures, music and talks at the Rote Salon, Volksbuehne Berlin. Jana Hoehl, as a child, one of the protagonists of the series, reads the introduction of the book by Sibylle Berg. The filmmaker Sabine Michel and Nadine Barth by Hatje Cantz speak with Ute Mahler about her work, the series "Zusammenleben" and the conditions of photography then and now.

Book Release "Zusammenleben"
22. April 2014, 20.00 pm
Roter Salon
Volksbuehne Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Berlin
6,- Euro at the door, Order tickets --> www.volksbuehne-berlin.de

Thomas Meyer · Exhibition in Calcutta

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For our "On Borders"-exhibition in 2012, Thomas Meyer portrayed the Bengali minority in Calcutta. People of different social classes, all of which come from the country that we call Bangladesh today. Now the images go back to where they originated. A gallery in Calcutta shows "Exile in Calcutta" in cooperation with the Goethe-Institute.

"Exile in in Calkutta"
Opening: 6. 30 pm, 10 April 2014
Exhibition: 11 April - 26 April 2014

Seagull Arts and Media Resource Centre
36C S.P. Mukherjee Road, Kolkata


Media Award of the German Red Cross

© Maurice Weiss/OSTKREUZ

"Germany is a certificate country. You need certificates for everything here"says Andreas Läufer. And decides to no longer participate. Maurice Weiss photographed the dropout in 2013 for SZ magazine. The article has now been honored with the Media Award of the German Red Cross.


Ute and Werner Mahler · Retrospective in Hamburg

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Als Jugendliche haben Werner und Ute Mahler gemeinsam beschlossen, Fotografen zu werden. Über 40 Jahre später werden sie von den Deichtorhallen mit einer großen Werkschau geehrt. Das Hamburger Museum zeigt aktuelle Bilder und Klassiker, Einzelarbeiten und Fotografie im Duo. Zu sehen ist auch erstmals ihre neue gemeinsame Arbeit "Die seltsamen Tage".

"Ute Mahler und Werner Mahler - Werkschau"
Eröffnung: 10. April 2014, 19.00 Uhr
Ausstellung: 11. April - 29. Juni 2014

Deichtorhallen Hamburg
Deichtorstraße 1-2, 20095 Hamburg

Maurice Weiss · Exhibition in Chad


An OSTKREUZ photographer with a solo exhibition in Chad, this is a first. Maurice Weiss exhibits images from the turnaround and the reunited Germany in N'Djamena. Funded by the German Embassy and the Institut Francais he also travels through the country for three weeks realizing a new photography project.

"Tomber les murs"
Eröffnung: 19. März 2014

Institut Français du Tchad
Avenue Mobutu, BP 1284
N'Djamena , Tschad

Sibylle Fendt · "Gaertners' Voyage" in Jordan

From 1 - 31 March, the "International Image Festival" is held in Jordan, this year under the theme "together". The Foresight Gallery in Amman exhibits in this context Sibylle Fendt's work "Gaertners' Voyage". The pictures show a woman with dementia and her husband on their last trip through Europe.

"Gaertners' Voyage"
Exhibition: 11 - 31 March 2014

Foresight Gallery
bn Al Roumi st. 32.
Amman, Jordanien

Julian Roeder · Exhibition in Munich

Playtime" is a friendly title for an exhibition about work. The big show in Munich discusses the importance of work in our society and its echo in art. Julian Roeder shows images from his series Human Resources, in which the staff at trade fairs blurs with the illusory world of the market.

Opening: 14 March 2014, 7.00 pm
Exhibition: 15 March - 29 June 2014

Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus
Luis Straße 33, 80333 Munich

Pepa Hristova · DZ Bank Kunstsammlung in Frankfurt/Main

An exhibition in Frankfurt deals with images of masculinity in photography over the past 40 years. Pepa Hristova shows her Albanian "Sworn Virgins". Biologically, they are women, but they have taken over clothing, tasks and habits of men to fill the role of head of the family.

Exhibition: 7 March - 17 May 2014

DZ BANK Kunstsammlung
Platz der Republik
60325 Frankfurt am Main

OSTKREUZ photographers at the Museum Folkwang

[Translate to English:] © Espen Eichhöfer/OSTKREUZ

For twenty years now, the Wuestenrot Foundation has been awarding prizes to outstanding young documentary photographers, including several OSTKREUZ members. An exhibition at the Museum Folkwang now shows current works by 17 selected winners such as Espen Eichhoefer, Sibylle Fendt and Linn Schroeder.

"Past and Present"
Opening: 7 March 2014, 19.00 clock
Exhibition: 8 March - 15 June 2014

Museum Folkwang
Museumsplatz 1, 45128 Essen

OSTKREUZ · Deutsches Hygiene-Museum Dresden

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One of the most exciting contemporary themes is how our increasingly diverse society can form a harmonious unit. The Deutsches Hygiene-Museum Dresden presents now a huge exhibition on the theme of migration and diversity, among others with pictures by Maurice Weiss and Julian Roeder. Stephan Cleef and Anna-Christina Hartmann have designed the image concept for the book accompanying the exhibition.

"Das neue Deutschland. Von Migration und Vielfalt"
Exhibition: 8 March to 12 October 2014
Book: Konstanz University Press, 250 pages, with a colored Essay cycle of OSTKREUZ - photographers agency

Harald Hauswald · Exhibition in Rangsdorf near Berlin

The Harald Hauswald calendar of the housing association Berlin-Mitte has just won two awards at the Gregor International Calender Award. Now a gallery on the outskirts of Berlin shows a selection of his DDR black and white photographs.

"Before times. Photographs by Harald Hauswald."
Exhibition: 24 February - 13 April 2014

Fotografie Rangsdorf
Seebadallee 50, 15834 Rangsdorf

"On Borders" in South Germany

Our collective exhibition "On Borders" was already shown in Berlin and Dresden, now the Kulturforum Schorndorf presents a newly edited version. Seven OSTKREUZ photographers tell about the emergence of a new African state, the tolerated refugees in Berlin, the walls of Belfast and other visible and invisible borders.

"On Borders"
Opening: 21 February 2014, 8.00 pm
Exhibition: 22 February - 27 April 2014

Kulturforum Schorndorf
Karlstraße 19, 73614 Schorndorf

Jörg Brüggemann and Julian Röder · Exhibition in Stuttgart

Hijacked - is the name of a project that confronts Australian Photography with images of a host country.

Meanwhile, there is already a third edition, but Hijacked 2 with focus on Germany is still touring the galleries.
The German co-curators Ute Noll and Markus Schaden selected among others Joerg Brueggemann and Julian Röder for the exhibition. It is now on show in Stuttgart.

Opening: Wednesday, 12 February 2014, 7.30 pm
Exhibition: 13 February – 30 March 2014

VHS photogalerie
Rotebühlplatz 28, 70173 Stuttgart
Mon-Sat 8.00 am - 11.00 pm, Sun 9.00 am- 6.00 pm

Harald Hauswald · Exhibition in Dahlenburg

Bruce Springsteen, known to be Born in the USA, played the biggest concert of his career in 1988 in East Berlin. 185 000 visitors at the velodrome Weissensee, among them Harald Hauswald who photographed fans, America flags and the marshals from the GDR youth organisation FDJ.

This and other images taken between 1976-1990 are displayed at the Kunstverein Dahlenburg.
A highlight at the opening: the actor Henning Barren reads from Harald Hauswald's memories.

Harald Hauswald
Far East - Photographs 1976 - 1990
Opening: 12 January 2014 11:30
Exhibition: 13 January - 16 February

Kunstverein Region Dahlenburg
Lüneburger Str. 14, 21368 Dahlenburg

Julian Röder and Sibylle Bergemann · Exhibition in Karlsruhe

For decades, the Institute of foreign affairs has presented the work of famous German artists in the whole world. As off October, they will show a best of from all those tourney exhibitions since 1949 in order to give a panorama view of the art history of the German Democratic Republic and the Federal Republic of Germany. Apart form famous names such as Beuys, Gerhard Richter or Rebecca Horn, Julian Röder and Sibylle Bergemann from OSTKREUZ will be represented in the exhibition. A catalog will be published by the Kehrer Verlag.

"World tour. German art in transit."
Opening: October 25th 2013
Exhibition: October 26th 2013 - spring 2014

Center for art and media technology in Karlsruhe
Lorenzstraße 19, 76135 Karlsruhe
Wed - Fri 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Sat-Sun 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Linn Schröder · Zeitmagazin Fotoprize 2013

For her work "Selfportrait with one breast and twins" Linn Schröder has been awarded the Zeitmagazin Fotopreis 2013 at the FotoDoks festival in Munich.

The Jury:
"The work that we want to honor this evening with the ZEITmagazin Fotopreis is based on an experience, but abstracts this to a metaphor that goes far beyond the personal. It is a work which looks back and reflects upon serious life events. It’s about life, death, fate but also about the future and change.
The work combines complex subjects. It is a work that, in an exhibition with various serial approaches needs only one single image. The autobiographical background of cancer, mastectomy and the birth of twins fused in this haunting single image with art historical references. In a contemporary portrait of the Madonna Linn Schröder draws a very personal boundary between life and death."

OSTKREUZ · Konrad-Wolf-Preis

A Sunday-morning at the Academy of Arts: Flowers, Champagne and 18 awardees.