we’ve visited our first two* 2018 photography exhibitions this weekend and the second one really excelled: ‘blick verschiebung’ (‘shifting perspectives’) in schloss biesdorf in berlin marzahn.
its central topics are the tectonic shifts that happened on all human levels in eastern germany shortly before but mainly after the fall of the wall. featured are the works of 22 photographers among them some very well known photographers like Arno Fischer, Thomas Zielony or the always wonderful Ulrich Wüst. my personal favourites have been the series by Seiichi Furuya, Ludwig Rauch and Ingeborg Ullrich, though. new names to me, nice!
the exhibition is still running until april 8th and it is absolutely recommended not only because of the really really good photography but also for the nice surroundings of schloss biesdorf which also sports a very nice cafeteria.
i could not resist
windows in doors
alexander janetzko – aus der serie ‘streusand’
a lot of flare
ulrich wüst – sbahnhof ostkreuz
ludwig rauch (et al.)
*just in case you wonder what the other exhibition was: the sony world photography awards exhibition in the Willy Brandt Haus in kreuzberg. also a very nice exhibition but clearly second place this weekend :-)
la biennale (arte) di venezia is one of the world’s largest exhibitions of contemporary art. and if this wasn’t already a good enough reason to go there it takes place in the great city of venice. after visiting documenta 14 this year in kassel we went further down to italy and had a great stay in the venetian lagoon. and of course we went off to see the biennale.
the biennale is all over the place in venice! the city is full with public art in public places (the so-called collaterals). the two main sites of the biennale are the giardini (the gardens) and the arsenale (the former giant shipyard of venice erected in the 14th century), though and you have to pay for entry there.
the following pictures are mostly from these two main sites and offer a small glimpse into the spectacular stuff that is shown there. and maybe they can even convey a little bit of the fantastic atmosphere.
the biennale is ongoing until the 26th of november 2017, so there’s still almost a month to go.
otherwise see you there in 2019 :)
hey, we’ve found a (old) harry gelb while visiting documenta 14 in kassel in july.
one of the pictures from my ‘container love’ exhibition that btw. is still ongoing until 23rd february 2017 at the freiluftgalerie in berlin friedrichshain :-)
a house in cologne ehrenfeld. unfortunately i haven’t found any information on the artist. so if you can help out please do it in the comment section below :)
UPDATE: the mystery is solved! a big thank you to sheffield and the fantastic Mr C – the mural was done by british artist Lucy McLauchlan in 2011.
yes, it’s an actual spiderweb and not something metaphorical this time :)
from the tomás saraceno exhibition in the k21 ständehaus in düsseldorf.
these spiderwebs are actually not the main attraction but a giant steel wire net in three levels about 25 meters above the ground that you can climb into if you don’t have a problem with getting a bit of vertigo… i found it to be a lot of fun.
from the lido di venezia. i like that the picture was pinned to a pine. the most photogenic tree there is.
a classic subject in street photography: the carrying man.
some excellent street photography (and of course other carrying people) can be found just one click away at https://125tel.wordpress.com/
this was shot in düsseldorf some weeks ago.
this is a detail of the sculpture tiger&turtle – magic mountain by heike mutter and ulrich genth in duisburg. i liked the backdrop a lot.
hanging out to dry in wedding, berlin.
or at least not really hieroglyphs… found at waterlooplein station, amsterdam. this is an artwork by dutch artist martijn engelbregt.
rembrandt’s De compagnie van kapitein Frans Banninck Cocq en luitenant Willem van Ruytenburgh maakt zich gereed om uit te marcheren in the rijksmuseum, amsterdam.
this picture is quite unusual for me because it has people in it. lots of people, even painted people. it won’t happen again soon.
the anwohnerpark (local residents park) by the office for subversive architecture osa in cologne.
be careful at the edge!
the landschaps-zonneproject by piet slegers, 1979
i pushed the lights a bit so the metal triangle in the foreground gets completely white and looks a bit like been cut-out of the picture.
for fellow blogger ag.
what a great piece! don’t you think so? found in naunynstrasse, berlin kreuzberg. i like the weathered look a lot and the palette of this scene made my day.
what a great idea! between a lot of (interesting!) ancient roman and greek sculptures suddenly this piece (nature study, 1984) by the great louise bourgeois struck us! hats off to the ny carlsberg glyptotek in copenhagen. we are absolutely thrilled.
and why do i always have to think of henry mancini when i look at this photo? ;)
on being watched
open bottle somewhere
some more pictures from my first visit at the om-d photography playground. this time i included some of the exhibits as well as the location. i think all of the pictures have been taken with the om-d and the kit lens (12-50mm). please have a look at the gramophone needle. this was taken at iso6400. i think the quality is quite amazing.
the playground was closed last friday by the way. i hope there will be some similar projects coming.
after (very) little research i found out that this sculpture by berlin-based artist joachim schmettau had been away for restoration (and if you have a look at the wikipedia page linked above you can see why this was good idea) and those were the days when it was put back into its place at altonaer strasse, berlin tiergarten. it’s descriptively adequately called hand mit uhr and was made in 1975.