everybody who is in berlin (and who isn’t?), loves italian wine and food (and who doesn’t?) and hasn’t seen my container love series (and who has actually?) should make probably a few more than 100 steps and enter the wonderful ‘cento passi‘ bar in friedrichshain. there you have the opportunity to enjoy a very good glass (or bottle) of primitivo with some tasty pasta con salsiccia, excellent bruschette with tomatoes and much more. or you have a chat with the brilliant owner Fabrizio and his super friendly staff. as a small bonus you can have a look at five large prints from my container love series exhibited there for the next weeks.
exact location: cento passi vino & specialità – krossener str 36, 10245 friedrichshain – beware: they are closed on sundays!
in this case that would be me
berlin biesdorf, 2018
irving penn exhibition, c/o berlin, 2018
smog – limited capacity (click,hear)
the friendly people of Goldschmiede Kohlbecher (a big shout-out to Linda and Boris!) were so nice to invite me for a reprise of my container love exhibition from last year.
i cheerfully accepted!
there will be a small and cosy vernissage on wednesday, the 23rd of may starting at 18:00 h. you can find the Goldschmiede Kohlbecher at Linienstr. 215, 10119 Berlin right in the center of Mitte-Mitte.
if you are in the area and mood – please join us there. hint: there will be wine :-)
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 :)
before it’s finally over on september 17th here some impressions from our visit of this year’s documenta 14 in kassel, germany. documenta is one of the world’s major exhibitions of contemporary art and takes place every five years only.
see you there in 2022!
if you have any questions regarding the content of the pictures please just ask in a comment and i’ll get back to you!
well, i’m taking part in another group exhibition that kicks off next saturday! the fine young men with whom i have the honour of working are Ezequiel Hyon who shows some of his works with the cyanotype process and Nikolas Iturralde Graber showing pieces in abstract calligraphy on different surfaces. i of course will stay true to photography and will show some of my pictures from my loose series about the ostkreuz area in berlin friedrichshain.
the whole thing takes place in the bildersaal of the zukunft am ostkreuz, laskerstrasse 5 in berlin friedrichshain and the opening date of the exhibition not coincidentally coincides with the extraordinary sonne über berlin festival but is actually part of it! a big thank you goes out to the organisers of this fine marvel of a festival for letting us be a part of it.
the exhibition will be running until 8th of october and as far as i know it will be usually open during the opening times of the zukunft am ostkreuz itself.
so drop by, grab a tea and check it out!
* the title ‘zwischen beeilen und verweilen’ can probably be translated as ‘between haste and lingering’
double yay! my picture ‘wiwiwinterland’ was chosen to be part of the anniversary exhibition “ein tag in berlin – 30 jahre danach” in the venerable fotogalerie friedrichshain!
i feel very (very!) honoured to be part of this exibition with all these great photographers and i am really looking forward to it.
the vernissage will take place on thursday, 3rd of august, 19:00 h at helsingforser platz 1 in berlin friedrichshain. kitty solaris will even play some songs.
here’s the full announcement on the fotogalerie’s webpage. there’s of course also a facebook event :)
and here’s my picture again – i think it fits the part of the description in the announcement where it says: “[…] and unique snapshots of everyday life in berlin”
wiwiwinterland, rummelsburger bucht, 2017
a selection of five pictures from my container love series is shown as of today in berlin mitte! right in the middle of berlin at the schmuckgalerie boris kohlbecher, linienstrasse 215, quite close to gormannstrasse.
the exhibition will run until 30th of june, so there’s plenty of time to pay a visit :)
one of the pictures from my ‘container love’ exhibition that btw. is still ongoing until 23rd february 2017 at the freiluftgalerie in berlin friedrichshain :-)
blowing in the wind
you can find us here
freiluftgalerie – the bench
the in crowd (headless)
…it happened – the vernissage is over. ‘container love‘ is open – until 23rd of february 2017 you can visit the freiluftgalerie 24/7 and have a look at the exhibition comprising eleven of my photographs.
it has been a fantastic afternoon yesterday with almost 80 people coming by. everything was perfectly organised by Holger and his family – a big thank you to you guys, that was really great!
another big thank you goes to my sister Tina for the pictures shown here. yesterday was one of the rare occasions where i haven’t been using the camera myself. Holger has also put up some more pictures from the vernissage over at facebook.
and thank you to all visitors yesterday, you have been great! and thank you, Berry for all your support and encouragement – you are even greater :)
flyer on fellow-yellow
there is an upcoming exhibition of some of my more abstract stuff at freiluftgalerie berlin in friedrichshain. the vernissage will take place on saturday, 26.11.2016 at 15:00 h and if you are in the area or willing to travel please come around – there will be glühwein :)
if you’re on facebook, there is a facebook event that you could share, like or whatever else one can do with these on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1704779159840027/
in der freiluftgalerie berlin wird es eine ausstellung von einigen meiner abstrakteren fotos geben. die vernissage findet am samstag, 26.11.2016 um 15:00 uhr statt, und wenn du in der gegend bist oder gerne eine reise machst, dann komm doch bitte vorbei – es gibt auch glühwein :)
für facebooknutzer gibt es auch ein facebookereignis, das man sharen, liken oder was man sonst so damit macht machen kann: https://www.facebook.com/events/1704779159840027/
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.
today was the last day of the documenta 13. documenta is the largest exhibition of contemporary art of the world taking place every five years in the city of kassel. and it is literally taking place all over kassel which is kind of fun. of course there are museums participating but there is a huge park in the center of kassel (karlsaue) that is packed with interesting stuff and empty or abandoned buildings that serve as a gallery or are just in itself a big project (hugenottenhaus).
of course we only managed to see a small part of all the exhibits but it was great fun and we are already looking forward to 2017 ;)
i won’t comment on the single pictures but just leave you with these rather impressionistic views.