Tobias Kruse · Solo Exhibition and Talk in Berlin

A discussion titled "Deutsche Reinheit - Migrant:innen, der Osten und die Dominanzgesellschaft" (German Purity - Migrants, the East and the Dominant Society) will take place in Tobias Kruse's extended solo exhibition "Deponie" at ARTCO Gallery. Based on Naika Foroutan's thesis that East Germans are also migrants, Marion Brasch (author, "Ab jetzt ist Ruhe", 2012), Behzad Karim Khani (author, "Hund, Wolf, Schakal" 2022) and photographer Tobias Kruse will talk with moderator Anne Waak (author, podcast "Sibylle Bergemann. Die Frau hinter den Bildern", 2022) about the pressure to adapt and experiences of degradation in Germany between 1990 and today. 

Date: 17.2.2023, 7pm 

Duration: until 18.2.2023 

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Anne Schönharting · Exhibition in Berlin

Anne Schönharting has photographed people in their apartments in Berlin-Charlottenburg for over ten years. The images in her series HABITAT, whose title refers to a living space, are interiors, portraits, still lifes, stagings of the photographer and at the same time documentation: gestures, postures, objects and furnishings of the living spaces are an expression of the social status and personal self-image of those portrayed. The photographer, whose eye is trained on the Old Masters, entered into this very special cosmos with an open mind and with pleasure. At the same time, the idea of a bygone, upper-middle-class Charlottenburg seems to shimmer through her fine pictorial compositions.

Anne Schönharting's photographs now enter into a dialogue with the historic Charlottenburg Art Collection and its 19th-century works and the Berlin Secession at the Villa Oppenheim. Prosperity and the need for recognition had favored an urban collection policy at the beginning of the 20th century. The need to represent oneself in and with images can be seen in both pictorial worlds. Painting and photography share questions of representation: composition, light mood, and materiality are, today as a hundred years ago, carefully placed pictorial means. Fur and brushwork, curiosities and preciousness, figures and coloration - the dialogue between the paintings and the photographs opens up a multitude of references.

Opening: Wednesday, 08.02.23, 6:30 p.m.

Duration: 09.02. - 21.05.23.

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Johanna-Maria Fritz · Solo Exhibition in Aachen

The Artco Gallery in Aachen presents the solo exhibition "A Grave in the Garden" by Johanna Maria Fritz. The works shown here were created during the first months of the war in the Kyiv region, in Irpin and Butscha. Since the beginning of November, Johanna has been traveling again in Ukraine to document the consequences of the war, most recently in the Donbas and at the turn of the year in Kyiv.

Opening: 17th January at 6 pm

Duration: 18.01- 25.02.23

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Espen Eichhöfer · Group Exhibition in Warnemünde

The Edvard Munch House Warnemünde shows in the group exhibition "nowhere - on persons and landscapes" works by eight Norwegian and German photographers, including Espen Eichhöfer. In his series "Papa, Gerd, und der Nordmann", the German-Norwegian photographer Espen Eichhöfer addresses his personal understanding of home by turning to his Norwegian family and his birthplace, which is remote in the Norwegian forests. The individual images condense into a narrative about experiencing one's own origins and reflect his doubts about the consistent concept of home.

Date Opening: 17.12.22, 7 p.m.

Duration: 18.12.22 to 19.2.23

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Tobias Kruse · Solo Exhibition in Berlin with Talk

ARTCO-Gallery presents Tobias Kruse's solo exhibition "Deponie" in new spaces in Berlin-Schöneberg. For this work, the photographer went in search of the traces and scars of a time that still casts its shadow on the present: the years after the reunification in East Germany. Tobias Kruse's work "Deponie" was created as part of the "recommended Olympus Fellowship" program and was exhibited at the Haus der Photographie of the Deichtorhallen in Hamburg, the Fotografie Forum Frankfurt and FOAM Amsterdam. The exhibition is accompanied by a comprehensive catalog published by spectorbooks. The exhibition will be accompanied by a moderated artist talk with book signing.

Opening: 15.12.22, 6 p.m.

Artist talk with book signing: 17.12.22, 5 p.m.

Duration: 16.12.22 until 28.1.23

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Anne Schönharting · Finissage Solo Exhibition in Berlin

Anne Schönharting's solo exhibition "Habitat", for which she portrayed people in their Charlottenburg apartments over a period of ten years, can be seen at the Haus am Kleistpark in Berlin-Schöneberg until Sunday, December 11. At the finissage there will be a tour of the exhibition with Anne Schönharting and Barbara Esch Marowski, director of the Kommunale Galerien Tempelhof-Schöneberg.

Date: 11.12.22, 4 p.m.

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The Mahlers · Book Signing and Talk in Berlin

Ute Mahler & Werner Mahler present their new book "Lissabon 87/88" at Galerie Springer in Fasanenstraße, recently published by Hartmann Books and designed by Florian Lamm. In 1987 and 1988, the Mahlers traveled to Lisbon with author Wolfgang Kil to photograph and describe the city and its people for a book project for Leipzig's Brockhaus Verlag. It was a rare opportunity for the photographers, who were well-known in the GDR at the time, to take a look in front of the Iron Curtain. But the book, which was planned for 1989, could not be published; the pictures and contact sheets disappeared for years in an archive, from which they did not reappear until 2021. Sifting through these photos, it turned out that "Lisbon" was actually the Mahlers' first joint project, long before they were to consciously decide on co-authorship for the first time. The book features black-and-white street photographs in the best sense of the word, taken while strolling in the unfamiliar city that fascinated the small group of travelers.

Date: 8.12.22, 7 p.m.

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Ostkreuz · Billboard Exhibition in Twin Towns

Until December 5, our billboard exhibition "Pictures from the Twin City" can be seen in public spaces in Bergisch Gladbach, Borna and Munich. This exhibition brings pictures taken by our photographers Emile Ducke, Johanna-Maria Fritz, Mila Teshaieva and Sebastian Wells, who have been regularly documenting the war in Ukraine since the end of February, to the German partner cities of the places where they were taken. Thus, Munich is the twin city of Kyiv, Bergisch Gladbach is the twin city of Butscha and Borna is the twin city of Irpin. Previously, the posters were also seen in Leipzig, Nuremberg, Memmingen and Freiburg. Presented on large-format billboards in the urban space, the exhibition aims to draw attention to the ongoing plight of the Ukrainian population and to appeal to the solidarity of residents to get involved in helping refugees. The project is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.

Duration: until 5.12.22

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Linn Schröder · Group Exhibition in Erfurt

Linn Schröder is represented with works from her series "I also think family pictures", which is unlimited in duration and motifs, in the internationally mounted group exhibition "Family Affairs. Family in Contemporary Photography" at the Kunsthalle Erfurt. In this exhibition, put together by Ingo Taubhorn, curator of the Haus der Photographie / Deichtorhallen Hamburg, more than 20 photographic positions take up the theme of "family". In Hamburg, the exhibition was only on view for a short time due to corona, in Erfurt as a follow-up it will be shown over twelve weeks.

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Ostkreuz · Billboard Exhibition in Twin Towns

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From 22.11. - 05.12.22 OSTKREUZ shows the photo exhibition "Pictures from the twin city" about the war in Ukraine. The innovative exhibition in public spaces takes place in the seven German twin cities of the Ukrainian places where the photographs were taken.

In Munich, Leipzig, Nuremberg, Freiburg, Bergisch Gladbach, Borna and Memmingen, works by OSTKREUZ photographers Emile Ducke, Johanna Maria Fritz, Mila Teshaieva and Sebastian Wells will be presented at prominent, publicly visible locations in the respective city areas.

The images do not depict atrocities, but capture current events in the twin cities to draw attention to the ongoing plight of the Ukrainian population. The exhibition "Pictures from the Twin City" was conceived and realized by the agency OSTKREUZ, financed by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.

Click here for more information and to view the bill pictures of the exhibition.

Tobias Kruse · Publication and Solo Exhibition in Berlin

After stops at Hamburg's Deichtorhallen, Fotografie Forum Frankfurt and FOAM Amsterdam, Tobias Kruse's work "Deponie" (2019/20) can now be seen in its entirety for the first time in Berlin. Galerie Artco will present the series in its new space at Frobenstraße 1 in Berlin-Schöneberg starting December 16. Ingo Taubhorn, chief curator of the Haus der Photographie at the Deichtorhallen Hamburg, wrote on the occasion of the opening in Hamburg: "Tobias Kruse combines the major social issues of our time with an explosive poetry inherent in his visual language. In his new group of works, "Deponie," he shows a personal approach to East Germany and finds in his black-and-white images a symbolic hinge between past and present." An extensive monograph will also be published by Spector Books in Leipzig. The publication is also planned for the end of this year. 

Opening: Dec. 15, 2022, 7 p.m. 

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Jörg Brüggemann & the Mahlers · Exhibition in Detmold

The Lippische Landesmuseum in Detmold is showing the group exhibition "Experiment HEIMAT", featuring Ute Mahler, Werner Mahler and Jörg Brüggemann. It asks: Is HEIMAT an emotion or a place? A reality or an ideal? Is it where we were born or grew up? Or here, where we live now? Does it perhaps not exist (anymore)? Is it an inescapable destiny or something we create for ourselves? These are just some of the questions addressed by the literature and photography project "Experiment HEIMAT". Commissioned by the Westphalian Literature Office in Unna, internationally renowned authors and photographers traveled to nine places in Westphalia with "homeland" connotations and explored the dazzling and controversial concept of HEIMAT. From the experiences of the artists on their travels and the impressions from their encounters with the local people, a kaleidoscope of highly diverse literary and visual interpretations of the theme of HOME developed. 

Duration of exhibition: 19.11. until 11.12.2022 

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Ute Mahler & Werner Mahler · Publication in Paris

In 1987 and 1988, Ute Mahler and Werner Mahler, together with the author Wolfgang Kil, made two trips to Lisbon to take photographs for a book project of the Leipzig Brockhaus publishing house. For the photographers, who were already well-known in the DDR at the time, it was a rare opportunity to take a look in front of the Iron Curtain. But the book, planned for 1989, could not be published (anymore), like so many other book projects from the time shortly before the fall of the Wall. The pictures and contact sheets disappeared and did not reappear until 2021. Upon reviewing the photographs, it became clear that Lisbon can be considered the Mahlers' first joint project, long before they first made a conscious decision to co-author. Nevertheless, the shared signature that developed in Monalisen der Vorstädte, Seltsame Tage, die Kleinstadt and Ströme is already clear. They are black and white street photographs in the best sense. Lisbon '87/88 is a small book, carefully designed by Florian Lamm, published by Hartmann Books. It will be presented for the first time in November at Paris Photo at the publisher's booth. 

Paris Photo: 10-13 Nov. 2022. 

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Mila Teshaieva · Film Premiere in Amsterdam

We are very pleased to announce that Mila Teshaieva's first documentary film "When Spring came to Bucha" has been selected by the 35th International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) for the category 'Luminuos' to premiere at the festival. The film, co-directed by Mila Teshaieva and Marcus Lenz, depicts the three small Ukrainian towns of Borodyanka, Bucha and Irpin, which the Russian Army occupied for weeks during its campaign of conquest towards Kyiv. Immediately after the Russian troops were repulsed after a month of heavy fighting, Mila Teshaieva and Marcus Lenz were on the ground. They accompanied the people as they rose from the still-smoking ruins, listening to them and giving them a voice. The IDFA has been held annually in Amsterdam since 1988 and is considered the world's largest film festival for documentaries. 

Duration Festival: 9-20.11.2022 

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Anne Schönharting · Conference in Bremen

Anne Schönharting gives a talk at a conference at the University of Bremen on her book and project "The Heritage" on the topic: The Hunting Room. The conference directs attention to exemplary spaces and spatially conceived imaginaries of the hunting as well as their colonial, social and gender implications. What in other families is the guest room, in Anne Schönharting's family was called the "Africa room." For four generations, the "Africa Room" was the place for great-grandfather Willy Klare's collection. With her own paintings and reproductions of inherited artifacts and photographs, Anne Schönharting embarks on an associative journey into a history unknown to her and consciously enters into a personal dialogue with her family's past, with German and European history, and with the very private as well as social colonial responsibility. 

Talk: Nov. 4, 2022 at 8 p.m. 

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Mila Teshaieva und Sebastian Wells · Online Artist Talk

As part of the exhibition "The New Abnormal" , which is currently on view at the Deichtorhallen in Hamburg until November 6, Sebastian Wells, OSTKREUZ photographer and editor of the magazine soлomiya, discusses the topic "Into endlessness - Photographic reflections on the war in Ukraine" with his fellow photographers Mila Teshaieva and Daniil Russov. "It's not about photography, it's about me, my place, my history and the history of the whole world that is happening here right now," Mila Teshaieva wrote on March 3, 2022, shortly after the Russian invasion began, as the first entry in her Ukrainian War Diary for her eponymous work "Ukrainian Diary." How does one react as a photographer in Ukraine when suddenly a war begins that is unimaginable for many? What sense does one still see in photography when close friends suddenly become victims of missile attacks? Sebastian Wells asks his colleagues these and other questions during the artist talk, which was conducted in English and is now available online via Youtube. 

Link Online Artist-Talk here.

Annette Hauschild & Jordis A. Schlösser · Exhibition in Berlin

In the double exhibition "no place called home" the works of Annette Hauschild and Jordis Antonia Schlösser enter into dialogue. Both deal with a current topic: the loss of home. In "Hit the Road Jack," Annette Hauschild addresses the centuries-old exclusion of the Roma in Europe. Jordis Antonia Schlösser's work "Before the Disappearance" tells of the destruction of villages in the Rhenish open-cast lignite mining area over a period of almost two decades. 

Opening: 17.11.2022, 7 p.m. 
Fotogalerie Friedrichshain, Berlin 

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Ina Schoenenburg · Exhibition in Berlin and Poznań, Polen

The exhibition project "Grenzen-Granice" deals with the meaning of "border" (Grenzen) in the broadest sense of the word: border as a dividing line that separates someone or something from each other, moral-ethical prohibitions or language barriers, borders in the sense of physical, psychological capacities, etc.. Ina Schoenenburg is represented in this group exhibition alongside German, Polish and Ukrainian artists with her work "Związki" (engl. Connections), which she has been realizing since 2016 on both sides of the German-Polish border river Oder. The exhibition will be presented both in Poznań at Jeżyckie Centrum Kultury and at St. Thomas Kirche on Mariannenplatz in Berlin-Kreuzberg. 

Opening Poznań: 22.10.2022 

Opening Berlin: 17.11.2022 

Duration of the exhibition in Berlin: 18.11. until 4.12.2022 

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Anne Schönharting · Publication and Exhibition in Berlin

Over the course of 10 years, Anne Schönharting has photographed people in their apartments in Berlin-Charlottenburg. The Haus am Kleistpark presents her finely composed portraits in the solo exhibition "Habitat". These show her protagonists and their apartments in wondrous, sometimes almost cinematic situations. Sometimes it is only the view of an empty room, a window or a door that tells of the people and the constellations of their cohabitation living in this place. In Anne Schönharting's photographs, the apartment becomes an individual stage, a place of self-expression as well as of social positioning. 

Accompanying the exhibition, the book of the same name will be published by Hartmann Books on October 13 with a text by the curator Inka Schube. An edition print will also be offered as part of the exhibition. 

Opening: 13.10.2022, 7-10 pm

Duration of exhibition: 14.10. to 11.12.2022. 

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Sebastian Wells · Group Exhibition in Berlin

On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the gallery, Galerie Springer Berlin presents a group exhibition with works by selected artists. Sebastian Wells and the Ukrainian photographer Vsevolod Kazarin are represented in the context of this exhibition in a one-week presentation with works created for their joint magazine "soлomiya" in Ukraine. At a panel discussion in October, Sebastian Wells and Vsevolod Kazarin will talk about their magazine and their joint work. The "soлomiya" magazine can be ordered through the OSTKREUZ store. 

Panel discussion: 12.10.2022, 7 p.m. 

Duration of the exhibition: 11.10. to 15.10.2022. 

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