OSTKREUZ at the EinheitsEXPO 2020 in Potsdam

OSTKREUZ was selected to display photo series in a pavilion for three days at the EinheitsEXPO in Potsdam. Each member shows a work on the topic of Germany.

The EinheitsEXPO can be visited between Freundschaftsinsel and Hegelallee, Luisenplatz and Lustgarten and will be on view for a total of 30 days.

September 26 to September 28, 2020 OSTKREUZ Pavilion

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Tobias Kruse · Group exhibition at Fotoforum Frankfurt

The Fotoforum Frankfurt is the second stop of the group exhibition “Recommended Olympus Fellowship”. Tobias Kruse shows his new work “DEPONIE” here. In addition, the photo series by Karla Hiraldo Voleau and Mika Sperling will be presented.

Opening September 18, 2020
September 9, 2020 to October 25, 2020
Photography Forum Frankfurt
Braubachstrasse 30-32
60311 Frankfurt am Main

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Ute Mahler · Group exhibition at Kunsthalle Darmstadt

The exhibition „Zusammenleben” brings together photographic positions by Joachim Brohm, Ute Mahler and John Myers from the 1970s and 1980s. The work by Ute Mahler gives the title and serves as a thematic bracket.

„Zusammenleben” / “Living together”
Joachim Brohm - Ute Mahler - John Myers
September 13, 2020 to January 3, 2021
art gallery Darmstadt
Steubenplatz 1
64293 Darmstadt

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Jörg Brüggemann · Group exhibition “Living the City”

This summer Jörg Brüggemann photographed city projects in Rotterdam, Brussels, Bordeaux and Barcelona. His pictures are part of the exhibition “Living the City”, which will take place from September 25 to December 20, 2020 at the former Tempelhof Airport in Berlin.

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Annette Hauschild · Group exhibition in Berlin

Annette Hauschild shows photos from “Last Days of Disco” in the group exhibition „Ein Paradies von einer Stadt!”. A metropolitan installation as part of MODELL BERLIN.

„Ein Paradies von einer Stadt!” 
September 20, 2020 to October 2, 2020
St. Matthäus-Kirche 
10785 Berlin-Tiergarten

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ARTE fotofilms "Letters from photographers"

During this period of contact ban, 9 photographers from Germany and France send a photo letter to ARTE Info every week. The photographers observe the world around them and report on their current living conditions. A personal and poetic look at a helpless world. Every week a series of the letters is presented on ARTE Info. There are 5 photographers* from OSTKREUZ: Jörg Brüggemann, Johanna-Maria Fritz, Tobias Kruse, Stephanie Steinkopf and Sebastian Wells.

Director: Paul Ouazan

ARTE Atelier de recherches, ARTE France

Produced by: ARTE France Développement France 2020




Tobias Kruse · Exhibition in Hamburg

Tobias Kruse shows his new work "Deponie", which was created in the context of the "Recommended Olympus Fellowship". The exhibition of the three fellows will then be shown at Fotoforum Frankfurt and FOAM Amsterdam.

Vernissage: Friday, 20.03.2020, 6.30 pm
Duration: 20.03.–14.06.2020
Location: House of Photography, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Deichtorstr. 1–2, 20095 Hamburg

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Ute Mahler and Werner Mahler · Exhibition in Mannheim

As part of the Biennale for Contemporary Photography, Ute Mahler and Werner Mahler's work "Kleinstadt" was selected by the curator David Campany for the central exhibition "Walker Evans Revisited" at the Kunsthalle Mannheim. This exhibition brings together artistic positions from Europe and America that revive Walker Evans' work.

Vernissage: Friday, 28.02.2020, 5.30 pm
Duration: 29.02.-26.04.2020
Location: Kunsthalle Mannheim, Friedrichsplatz 4, 68165 Mannheim

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Jordis Schlösser · greenpeace magazin

"Hambi" remains - but seven towns are still to make way for brown coal mining in the Rhineland.
The photographer Jordis Schlösser documents the inner conflict of the inhabitants and the absurdity of German coal policy.

The  for DEUTSCHLAND IM JAHRE 2019- 22 photo films
a cooperation of ARTE France and OSTKREUZ; Director: Paul Ouzan 
emerged series has now been published in greenpeace magazine.

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Espen Eichhöfer · Exhibition in Berlin

Together with Katharina Mouratidi and Natascha Pohlmann, Espen Eichhöfer has curated the current exhibition "Das illegale Bild" for f³.
Six artistic positions illuminate the question of legal and illegal images - between social taboo, social relevance and artistic freedom. Espen Eichhöfer's work "A to B" is also part of the exhibition.

Vernissage: Wednesday, 05.02.2020, 7 pm
Duration: 06.02.–05.04.2020
Location: f³, free space for photography, Waldemarstraße 17, 10179 Berlin

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Sibylle Fendt · Exhibition in Hamburg

The experiences of loss, grief and change hold a disturbing potential that is difficult to name and seems to elude representation. The exhibition "Mourning" is dedicated to this theme and shows Sibylle Fendt's work "Gärtners Reise".

Vernissage: 06.02.2020, 7 pm
Duration: 07.02.-14.05.2020
Location: Hamburger Kunsthalle, Glockengießerwall 5, 20095 Hamburg

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Jörg Brüggemann · Exhibition in Nancy

The series "Hello Berlin!" was created in the summer in Berlin and shows not only a journey to the city's landmarks, but also the everyday life of the tourist places with a special view on the youth in the metropolis Berlin.

Vernissage: Thursday, 30.01.2020, 6.30 pm
Duration: 01.02.–27.03.2020
Place: GOETHE INSTITUTE Nancy, 39 rue de la Ravinelle, 54052 Nancy

As part of the exhibition "Hello Berlin!", a selection of films from the ARTE series "Germany in 2019" will be shown on the opening evening, which Ostkreuz 2019 has realized in cooperation with the director Paul Ouazan for the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

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Ute Mahler and Werner Mahler · Exhibition in Rostock

Ute Mahler and Werner Mahler have been creating their own oeuvre for 30 years, and since 2009 they have been working on common series of works. For this comprehensive exhibition, which presents the work of Ute Mahler and Werner Mahler in its entirety, a total of 700 works have been selected by the curatorial team Ingo Taubhorn and Brigitte Woischnik.

Vernissage: Saturday, 25.01.2020, 6 pm
Artist talk: 26.01.2020, 14 h
Duration: 26.01.–13.04.2020
Location: Kunsthalle Rostock, Hamburger Straße 40, 18069 Rostock

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Ute Mahler and Werner Mahler · Exhibition in Augsburg

The dialogical exhibition "Kein schöner Land" contrasts the comprehensive work "Kleinstadt" by Ute Mahler and Werner Mahler with the series "Hinterland" by Hans-Christian Schink. In the emphatically unagitated and carefully compiled photographs, the exhibition attempts to question the potential of concepts such as small town or hinterland in the sense of a utopian concept of home based on Ernst Bloch.

Vernissage: Thursday, 23 January, 7.30 pm
Duration: 24.01.–15.03.2020
Location: New gallery in the Höhmannhaus, Maximilianstraße 48, 86150 Augsburg

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Mila Teshaieva · Exhibition in Halle

The exhibition "UNSEEN / UNGESEHEN" shows four different views of Europe from four female photographers on their travels. Mila Teshaieva shows photographs taken in the rural regions of Albania and in former industrial cities in eastern Germany. The exhibition was initiated by the Goethe Institute Milan.

Vernissage: Saturday, 18.01.2020, 3 pm
Duration: 19.01.–23.02.2020
Location: Art Foundation of the State of Saxony-Anhalt, Neuwerk 11, 06108 Halle (Saale)

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Sebastian Wells · Exhibition in Braunschweig

The group exhibition "Framing Identity" deals with the question of what moves people of Generation Y today and takes a current, photographic look at their search for identity and at existing role models. Sebastian Wells' series "Hong Kong Protests", created in August 2019, is shown in the exhibition.

Vernissage: Friday, 17.01.2020, 7 pm
Duration: 18.01.–23.02.2020
Location: Museum for Photography Braunschweig, Helmstedter Straße 1, 38102 Braunschweig

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Exhibition in Lieusaint near Paris

Ute Mahler, Werner Mahler and Maurice Weiss.

What images do we keep of the fall of the Wall thirty years later? The exhibition "A City between Times" brings together three independent photographic works. With "Living Together" Ute Mahler draws a private panorama of the former GDR society. Werner Mahler captured the events of 9 November and Maurice Weiss captured the beginning of the 1990s, when the city of Berlin underwent a transformation. Maurice Weiss will be present at the vernissage.

Vernissage: Saturday, 25.01.2020, 5 pm
Duration: 7.01.–8.02.2020
Location: Théâtre-Sénart, 8–10 Allée de la Mixité, 77127 Lieusaint (near Paris)

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DEUTSCHLAND IM JAHRE 2019 · 22 Photofilms

GERMANY IN YEAR 2019 - 22 photo films - Screening in Berlin
An extraordinary project of the OSTKREUZ agency of photographers,
ARTE Info and ARTE France Développement. Director: Paul Ouazan

30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the 22 photographers of the agency OSTKREUZ have been invited for a personal inventory of Germany. They photographed, each in their own way, a theme that seems to them emblematic of today's Germany. A sensitive look at German society in 2019, as well as a unique, experimental encounter between photography and television. At the beginning of the evening there will be an introduction by director Paul Ouazan (Atelier de recherche d'ARTE France) and OSTKREUZ photographer Jörg Brüggemann. Concluding discussion with the director and the OSTKREUZ photographers.

Date Berlin: 18.11.2019, 19:30 Uhr
Screening, Germany in 2019.
Location: BABYLON Berlin, Rosa-Luxemburg-Str. 30, 10178 Berlin, Germany

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Sibylle Bergemann · Exhibition in Culver City

The exhibition "The Medea Uprising: Radical Women Artists behind the Iron Curtain" shows works by Eastern European women artists who expressed their dissatisfaction with the authoritarian system before 1989 in their works, which have references to ancient mythology. Sibylle Bergemann's photographs are part of this exhibition.

Duration: 10.11.2019–05.04.2020
Location: The Wende Museum, 10808 Culver Blvd., Culver City, California 90230

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Espen Eichhöfer · greenpeace magazin.

Espen Eichhöfer hat für das greenpeace magazin. den wilden Osten in Thüringen, Brandenburg und Vorpommern fotografiert.