Werner & Ute Mahler · Group Exhibition in Helmond, NL

With the exhibition "Walker Evans Revisited" curated by David Campany, Museum Helmond shows different ways of dealing with Walker Evans' work by contemporary artists and photographers, ranging from appropriation and collage to re-examination and homage. Ute Mahler and Werner Mahler are represented in the group exhibition with their series "Small Town," for which they traveled throughout Germany several times from 2015 to 2018. In the process, they set out in search of images that reflect the mood, attitude to life and spirit of small towns in Germany. 

Duration exhibition: 11.10.2022 to 5.3.2023. 

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Sebastian Wells · Photography Festival in Italy

At the invitation of curator Sarah Carlet, Sebastian Wells work "La Rada di Augusta" will be shown at the festival "Castelnuovo Photography x Edizione" in Italy. Sebastian Wells realized this series in 2019-2020 at the bay of Augusta in southeastern Sicily. There, one oil refinery follows another along a thirty-kilometer stretch of coastline. The petrochemical industry has left a lasting mark on this landscape, its inhabitants and their lives for a good seventy years. 

Duration: 1.10. to 9.10.2022 

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Heinrich Holtgreve · Podcast

The German Internet is connected to that of neighboring countries at only a few dozen transition points. The underground cables at highway parking lots, bridges, meadows and forests are unspectacular and essential at the same time. Heinrich Holtgreve and Moritz Metz research and visit the most important and most desolate border locations, equipped with camera, microphone and a big heart for the Net. They share their experiences as "Internet Explorers" in their podcast of the same name with the listeners. 

Duration exhibition: 13.10.2022 until mid-December 2022 

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Thomas Meyer · Publication

In the spring of 2022, our photographer Thomas Meyer was invited by the Zentrum für Kunst und Medien Karlsruhe (ZKM) to photograph a free creative work for the ZKM's new magazine, entitled "Innensicht" ("Inside View"). He gave a new dimension to the idea of staging employees in the rooms with impressive perspectives. His series of portraits was published as an artistic part of the magazine over 12 double pages plus the cover. 

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Anne Schönharting · Exhibition and Publication in Berlin

In 2012 Anne Schönharting began photographing the residents of Charlottenburg in their natural habitat. Over 10 years, she portrayed and staged people and their apartments in this traditional, "better" neighborhood of Berlin. To accompany her solo exhibition of the same name at the Haus am Kleistpark, her publication entitled "Habitat. Berlin-Charlottenburg" by Hartmann Books, designed by Stefan Stefanescu and with a text by Inka Schube. The book can already be pre-ordered. 

Duration exhibition: 13.10.2022 until mid-December 2022. 

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Ute Mahler & Werner Mahler · Solo Exhibition in Rostock

Kunsthalle Rostock is showing fashion photographs by Ute Mahler and Werner Mahler entitled "Unsere Zeit auf dem Land, diese Tage am Fluss, sie werden uns bleiben. Für später und für immer." Ute Mahler and Werner Mahler, a couple for more than 40 years, decided to photograph a fashion series together for F.A.Z. magazine in the summer of 2020. There were 25 years between this and their last fashion series. They photographed with their large-format camera in Werben (Saxony-Anhalt), the smallest Hanseatic town on the Elbe, and spent three days together there with the youthful models. In the Kunsthalle Rostock, the entire photo series will be exhibited for the first time. 

Duration of the exhibition: 2.10. to 27.11.2022 

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Estate Sibylle Bergemann · Solo exhibition and talk

Until mid-October, the Berlinische Galerie is showing the wonderful exhibition "Sibylle Bergemann. Stadt Land Hund. Fotografien 1966-2010", which was developed by curator Katia Reich together with the Estate Sibylle Bergemann. The initiative "Das Archiv als helle Kammer" will be presented at the event "Das Archiv als helle Kammer. The Work of the Estate Sibylle Bergemann," talk with the daughter, Frieda von Wild, and the granddaughter of Sibylle Bergemann, Lily von Wild, about their tasks and challenges as administrators of the estate and ask: What does it mean today for the descendants to preserve, administer, and exhibit the photographer's estate? 

Date of the Talk: 22.9.2022, 7 p.m. 

Duration exhibition: until 10.10.2022 

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Finissage of "Ostkreuz: Un Visa pour Paris" in Berlin

Our exhibition "Ostkreuz: Un Visa pour Paris" with photographs by Sibylle Bergemann, Ute Mahler, Harald Hauswald and Maurice Weiss is on view at the Institut Français am Ku'damm until September 17. For the finissage, the film "La Villette" (1990) will be shown in the auditorium of the Institute, followed by a moderated panel discussion about the exhibition "L'autre Allemagne hors les murs" (La Villette, 1990) with Gerd Kroske (director of the film), Christoph Tannert (curator of the exhibition in the Villette 1990), Maurice Weiss (photographer) and Pascal von Wroblewsky (singer). Registration requested. 

Finissage: 16.9.2022, 6 pm, anmeldung.berlin(at)institutfrancais.de 

Duration of the exhibition: until 17.9.2022. 

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Sibylle Fendt & Linn Schröder · Exhibition in Bielefeld

The exhibition "Gaze/Maze II - Seeing Double" shows photographs from four long-term projects dedicated to the relationship between photographer and model. In addition to Katharina Bosse and Kelli Connell, the OSTKREUZ photographers Sibylle Fendt and Linn Schröder are represented. In her portrait series of feminist artists, Sybille Fendt shows people who inspire her and whom she gives a stage through an extensive collection of portraits and quotations. Linn Schröder, on the other hand, engages in an examination of her own biography in her self-portrait with twins.

Opening: 15.9.2022, 7 pm

Duration of exhibition: 16.9.-7.10.2022

Finissage with artist talk: 7.10.2022, 8 pm

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Mila Teshaieva · Exhibitions in Groningen, NL und Nîmes, F

The festival Noorderlicht and the foundation "Oude Groninger Kerken" present the exhibition "Ukraine: The road to freedom" with Ukrainian photography from 1970 to today. Mila Teshaieva is represented in the Groningen exhibition with her series "Unfamiliar Memory". 

Works from the same series by Mila Teshaieva are currently on view and will be until Sept. 30 in Nimes, southern France, in the group exhibition "Body as Propaganda. Stand for Ukraine" at the NegPos Gallery. 

Opening: 10.9.2022 in the context of the Groningen Museum Night 

Duration of exhibition: 11.9. until 4.12.2022 




Stephanie Steinkopf · Group Exhibition in Cottbus

Stephanie Steinkopf is represented with her long-term project "VOGELFREI" in the group exhibition "Nachts. Fotografische Erkundungen zwischen den Abend- und Morgenstunden" at the Brandenburg Landesmuseum für Moderne Kunst (BLMK), Dieselkraftwerk Cottbus. For her work "Vogelfrei" Stephanie Steinkopf accompanied several homeless women in Berlin from 2013 to 2015. 

Opening: 9.9.2022, 7 p.m. 

Duration exhibition: 10.9.- 20.11.2022. 

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Mila Teshaieva · Group Exhibition in Hamburg

Mila Teshaieva is represented with her work "Fragments of Life. An Ukrainian Diary" in the group exhibition "The New Abnormal" at PHOXXI, the temporary House of Photography at Deichtorhallen Hamburg. The exhibition is a cooperation with the Odesa Photo Days Festival. Works by twelve Ukrainian photographers convey an impression of contemporary life in the face of war. 

Opening: 2.9.2022, 7 p.m. 

Duration of exhibition: 3.9.- 6.11.2022 

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Tamara Eckhardt · Solo Exhibition in Amsterdam, NL

Tamara Eckhardt's series "Youth of the Island Field" is exhibited at the gallery "Van Zijll Langhout" during the photo fair UNSEEN in Amsterdam. Over a period of almost three years, she accompanied children and young people in St. Marys Park, a neighborhood in Limerick, Ireland. Her work gives an intimate insight into the lives of the children growing up there.

Opening: 2.9.2022, 5 p.m. 

Duration of exhibition: 3.9. to 8.10.2022. 

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Johanna-Maria Fritz · Publikation und Werkstattgespräch

Johanna-Maria Fritz ist im Rahmen der diesjährigen  ebenfalls mit einem Book signing sowie einem Werkstattgespräch („Was bedeutet professionelle 

Johanna-Maria Fritz is at this year's Berlin Photo Week with a book signing and a workshop talk ("What does professional photography mean today?") in the Arena. In addition, she has self-published her first zine entitled "a grave in the garden" (edition of 50), which can be ordered online now. The zine features her photographs from Ukraine, where she went immediately after the attack by Russia in February 2022. Johanna-Maria Fritz will sign this and other publications at the Buchkunst Berlin booth. 

Workshop talk Arena: 2.9.2022, 1:20 p.m.

Book signing, Buchkunst Berlin booth: 2.9.2022, 2-3 p.m.

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Ute Mahler & Werner Mahler · Artist Talk

The group exhibition "HOME AGAIN" at the Willy-Brandt-Haus shows contemporary photography and video works that examine the adaptability of a rapidly changing society. The exhibition will feature a conversation with some of the participating artists, including Ute Mahler and Werner Mahler. They are represented in the exhibition with their joint work "An den Strömen". 

Date: 1.9.2022, 7 p.m. 

Duration of the exhibition: until 25.9.2022 

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Johanna-Maria Fritz · Exhibition in Berlin

The gallery "Chaussee 36" shows the exhibition "Dancing through times of uncertainty" in the context of the Berlin Photo Week. In it, the works of MAGNUM photographer Inge Morath (1923-2002) and OSTKREUZ photographer Johanna-Maria Fritz (*1994) are juxtaposed. Johanna-Maria Fritz was awarded the Inge Morath Award in 2017 for her series "like a bird", presented by the MAGNUM Foundation.

Duration: 1.9. to 22.10.2022

Link: https://www.chaussee36.photography/dancing-through-times-of-uncertainty

Group exhibition, Luxembourg

The European Institute of Culture Pierre Werner is showing a small OSTKREUZ group exhibition entitled "L'Europe sans limites" at the Abbaye de Neumünster in Luxembourg. Europe without borders - as self-evident as open borders seem to us, we are currently seeing how fragile they are, because we currently risk losing the social consensus based on human rights, democratic ways of life and cultural diversity. The photographers confront these complex conflicts with selected photographic essays. Mila Teshaieva also presents excerpts from her war diary from Ukraine.
Launch: 30.6.2022, 6:30 p.m.

Duration: 30.6. until 28.8.2022

Further information on the exhibition here.

Group exhibition, Berlin

The exhibition "OSTKREUZ: Un Visa pour Paris" presents photographs taken by our photographers Sibylle Bergemann, Ute Mahler, Harald Hauswald and Maurice Weiss in the gallery of the Institut Français on the Ku'damm to mark the 35th anniversary of the city partnership between Paris and Berlin. On the one hand, it shows black-and-white photographs taken by Sibylle Bergemann and Ute Mahler, who both had the privilege of travelling from the GDR to Paris at an early age on a visa. On the other hand, it provides hitherto unknown insights into the multidisciplinary events during the GDR art exhibition "L'Autre Allemagne hors les murs", which was shown at the Villette in 1990 and during which the four photographers were among the 200 invited artists.
The exhibition is a project of OSTKREUZ in cooperation with the Institut Français Berlin.
Opening: 29.6.2022, 7 pm

Duration: 30.6. until 17.9.2022

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Johanna-Maria Fritz - Group exhibition in Berlin

The exhibition "Fragments of War - Images from Ukraine" at the Willy Brandt House, curated by Andy Heller and Mirja Linnekugel, presents the works of the three photographers Johanna-Maria Fritz (OSTKREUZ), Helena Lea Manhartsberger and Laila Sieber. All three travel - independently of each other - to Ukraine at the beginning of the war to capture the inconceivable in pictures on site. Johanna-Maria Fritz is in Butcha when the war crimes become visible. She documents the destruction in Kyiv and Irpin, sees the horror on the streets and the omnipresent destruction. Her series "In the Garden a Grave" is a moving testimony to the current tragedy.
Opening: 30.6.2022, 7 pm

Duration: 1.7. to 21.8.2022

Location: Willy Brandt House, Stresemannstr. 28, 10963 Berlin.

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Jörg Brüggemann - Solo exhibition in Strasbourg

"La Chambre", a Strasbourg exhibition venue, is showing Jörg Brüggemann's series "Autobahn" in a solo exhibition. Brüggemann has documented the German autobahns over a period of 5 years (2014-2019). This monumental infrastructure is emblematic of the country's identity and culture, which even today, more than 100 years after its construction began, still stands equally for freedom, speed and progress. Jörg Brüggemann has photographed the autobahn with a sometimes nostalgic, but also often critically distanced view that questions the future of this mode of transport. The catalogue of the same name has been published by Hartmann Books. On the opening weekend, Jörg Brüggemann will give a workshop on "Nature and Infrastructure".
Opening: 24.6.2022, 6 pm

Duration: 25.6. until 4.9.2022

Further information on the exhibition here