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autobiographical background of cancer, mastectomy and the birth of twins fused in this haunting single image with art historical references.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.

Sibylle Fendt · Solo exhibition in Lueneburg

In a solo exhibition, Sibylle Fendt shows two of her most interesting works of the last two years. "Dear Mrs. K." documents the life as a tolerated refugee in Berlin, the uncertainty and ambiguity. In "Gärtners travels", Sibylle Fendt follows a husband and his wife, the latter of which had been diagnosed with dementia, during their last trip through Europe.

Sibylle Fend has taken up a teaching position for photography at the Fachhochschule Bielefeld.

"Sibylle Fendt - Photography"
Exhibition: 18 October - 3 November 2013

Kunstverein Lüneburg
Am Ochsenmarkt 1a, 21335 Lüneburg

OSTKREUZ · Award Ceremony at the Akademie der Kuenste

Michael Haneke, Katharina Thalbach or Lars von Trier… So far, only individual people have been awarded the Konrad-Wolf-Preis. In 2013 though, for the first time, the prize by the Akademie der Künste goes to a group: Ostkreuz! We are particularly happy, because the award honors our efforts as a collective, by which have been produced e.g. our group exhibitions and which is crucial to the concept of our agency as well as to our self-perception. Or as the jury put it: "Ostkreuz is a place, where you can discuss the quality of pictures and talk about experiences like a colleague. And where the picture, that you produce of the world is always challenged."

Konrad-Wolf-Preis 2013
Award Ceremony: October 20th 2013, 11.30 am

Akademie der Kuenste, Berlin
Hanseatenweg 10, Studio

Pepa Hristova and Linn Schröder · Fotodoks 2013

The Fotodoks in Munich is among the most interesting photo festivals every year. The focus this year is scandinavian photography. Somehow though, two OSTKREUZ photographers made into the competition anyway: Pepa Hristova with "Sworn Virgins" and Linn Schröder with "Self-portrait with one breast and twins".

„Stranger World“
Exhibition of the FotoDoks-Festival at the Stadtmuseum in Munich
October 15th - December 1st 2013

Münchner Stadtmuseum
St.-Jakobs-Platz 1, 80331 Munich
Tue - Sun 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Werner and Ute Mahler · Solo exhibition

© Werner & Ute Mahler/OSTKREUZ

The Monalisas take the veil!
For their book- and exhibition project, Werner and Ute Mahler photographed baffling girls between child- and womanhood, between city and country. Now their "Monalisas of the Suburbs" will be shown at the Obermarchtal monastery

"Monalisas of the Suburbs"
Exhibition: September 24th 2013 - January 26 2014

Kirchliche Akademie der Lehrerfortbildung
Klosteranlage 2/1
89611 Obermarchtal
Mon - Sat, 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Opening OSTKREUZ To the West at C/O Berlin

It can be quite cozy at the Bahnhof Zoo station, we realized when we opened our Exhibition "OSTKREUZ To the West" at C/O Berlin.
Thanks to everyone who was there, see you next time!

"OSTKREUZ To the west. A new perspective on Charlottenburg"
Opening: 19 September, 7.00 pm
Exhibition: 20 September - 24 November 2013

C/O Berlin · Amerika Haus
Hardenbergstraße 22-24, 10623 Berlin
Daily 0.00 - 24.00
admission free

OSTKREUZ Panel · 5th Photo festival in Mannheim

Almost a year ago, we opened our OSTKREUZ group exhibition "On Borders" at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin. Our colleagues from Magnum will deal with the same subject at the photo festival in Mannheim Ludwigshafen. We look forward to it.
In a panel discussion, Sibylle Fendt, Annette Hauschild and Heinrich Völkel will speak about their own experiences with borders and the daily routine in a photographer's agency.

5th Photo festival Mannheim-Ludwigshafen-Heidelberg
14th September - 10th November 2013

"What does it mean to be a photographer of OSTKREUZ"
23rd September 2013, 5.00 pm
zeitraumexit e.V., Hafenstrasse 68, 68159 Mannheim (Kiosk room)

New OSTKREUZ-Exhibition at C/O Berlin

Reunion in the west. Three years after "The City", C/O Berlin shows another OSTKREUZ exhibition, open air at the new location at the Amerika Haus. In "To the West" 13 OSTKREUZ-photographers explore one of the most interesting urban zones in Germany: the area around the Zoo station in Berlin-Charlottenburg. They show the changes that are currently underway and deal with myths and legends about the zoo area. They expose the contrasts that characterize the neighborhood and they portray its people, residents and visitors, strollers and Charlottenburg veterans.

"OSTKREUZ To the west. A new perspective on Charlottenburg"
Opening: 19 September, 7.00 pm
Exhibition: 20 September - 24 November 2013

C/O Berlin · Amerika Haus
Hardenbergstraße 22-24, 10623 Berlin
Daily 0.00 - 24.00
admission free

Julian Röder · Lotto Kunstpreis 2013

On September 12th, 2013, Lotto Brandenburg gives out the Kunstpreis Fotografie to OSTKREUZ member Julian Röder. He will be awarded for his series "Mission and Task" which documents the measures taken by the European Union to protect its borders. Core subject of the work is the increasing alienation of this task due to substitution of men through surveillance technology. Julian Röder shows the officers of the Frontex Agency as part of a highly technological security machine.

The Kunstpreis Fotografie is given out once per year by Lotto Brandenburg. This year, Julian Röder and Ingar Krauss share the 10.000 Euro that come with the award. At the official ceremony on september 12th will be speaking: Ute Mahler, C/O Berlin curator Felix Hoffmann and the literary critic Dr. Tilman Krause. The awarded works will be exhibited in the "Haus der Brandenburgisch-Preußischen Geschichte" in Potsdam.

Kunstpreis Literatur Fotografie
Preisverleihung und Vernissage: 12. September 2013, 19.00 Uhr
Ausstellung: 13. - 29. September 2013

Haus der Brandenburgisch-Preußischen Geschichte
Am Neuen Markt 9, 14467 Potsdam

OSTKREUZ in Perpignan

Every year in September OSTKREUZ travels south, to "Visa pour l'Image", the international festival of photojournalism. This year's team for Perpignan: photographers Anne Schoenharting and Maurice Weiss with Betty Fink and Christian Pankratz from the OSTKREUZ office. They will be there from Thursday 5 to Saturday 9 september. If you want to meet up with them send an email to b.fink(at)ostkreuz.de.

Visa pour l'Image
Festival International du Photojournalisme
31. August bis 15. September 2013



Bored in Hanoi? Our collective exhibition THE CITY. BECOMING AND DECAYING. opens at the Museum of Fine Arts Vietnam and the Goethe-Institut Hanoi. Our photographers Ute Mahler and Joerg Brueggemann will give lectures about the exhibition and conduct a workshop.

Opening: 28 August 2013, 6.30 pm with an introduction by Joerg Brueggemann
Exhibition: 29 August – 14 September 2013

Museum of Fine Arts Vietnam und Goethe-Institut Hanoi
66 Nguyen Thai Hoc / 56-58 Nguyen Thai Hoc

OSTKREUZ · Visual Leader Exhibition 2013

2013 the Visual Leader exhibition opens a couple of weeks before the presentation of the Lead Awards. 200 works from the creative and media scene, of which the best will be awarded on 13 September at the Deichtorhallen. OSTKREUZ will be represented by Werner and Ute Mahler and their Mona Lisas and by Tobias Kruse with his bus station in Tel Aviv.

Visual Leader 2013
Opening 26 July 2013, 7.00 Uhr pm
Exhibition: 27 July - 13 October 2013

Haus der Photographie, Deichtorhallen
Deichtorstraße 1-2, Hamburg
Tue - Sun, 11.00 am - 6.00 pm
© Tobias Kruse/OSTKREUZ

Harald Hauswald · Solo Exhibition in Dresden

Almost exactly two years ago, the Leonhardi Museum in Dresden showed a large Sibylle Bergemann survey exhibition. Now Harald Hauswald's GDR work will be presented in the halls of the former water mill. The exhibition includes icons such as the 1 May flag bearers.

Harald Hauswald
„Erinnerung ausgegraben | Fotografien 1976–1990“
Exhibition: 6 Juli - 22 September 2013

Leonhardi-Museum Dresden
Grundstraße 26, 01326 Dresden
Tue-Fri 2.00 - 6.00 pm, Sa/So 10.00 am - 6.00 pm

Harald Hauswald · Lectureship in Weißensee

From friday on, Harald Hauswald will be teaching a class at the Kunsthochschule Weissensee. This time, his students will be hunting shadows with their camera, a subject, that plays an important role in Harald's own photography.

OSTKREUZ Joint Exhibition in Dresden

In our newest group project, the OSTKREUZ photographers tell stories about borders. In 17 individual positions they explore territorial, social and ethical boundaries - in Berlin, around the world and on their own body.
Our exhibition is spending the summer in Dresden. On 16 May „On Borders" opens at the Deutsches Hygiene-Museum with a speech given by Matthias Flügge. 

"On Borders"

Opening: 16 May 2013, 7.00 pm

Exhibition: 17 May - 11 August 2013

Deutsches Hygiene-Museum
Lingnerplatz 1, Dresden

Tue - Sun 10 am - 6 pm Anne Schönharting/OSTKREUZ

Ute Mahler · Exhibition in Halle an der Saale

Ute Mahler had an crucial impact on fashion photography in the former GDR. In Halle a broad collection of her images can be seen vis-à-vis Rudolf Schäfer's fashion photographs and portraits.
"Moment-Aufnahmen. Portait- und Modefotografie in der DDR"
Opening: 3 May 2013, 8pm
Exhibition: 4 May - 9 June 2013

Kunstverein "Talstraße"
Talstraße 23, 06120 Halle
Tue - Fri 2pm - 7pm, Sat & Sun 2pm - 5pm

Harald Hauswald · Exhibition in Berlin

The memorial of the Berlin Wall is being slightly disrupted by advancing dredgers, but now vivid photographs dealing with the life behind the wall can be seen only a few feet away. The East Side Hotel shows Harald Hauswald's GDR photographs. The opening is also an opportunity to say "Happy Birthday" to him.

"Harald Hauswald - Pictures behind the Wall"
Opening: 3 May 2013, 8pm
Exhibition: 4 May - Summer 2013

Mühlenstrasse 6, 10243 Berlin

Sibylle Bergemann · Ausstellung in Berlin