Irmel Kamp revised her extensive series on Tel Aviv’s modern architecture from the 1920s and 30s. Departing from the original series from 1988 the artist visited Tel Aviv for one month to document the same architecture thirty years later. In an interview by WDR, Irmel Kamp elaborates on the remake of the series, following the artist through Tel Aviv. Watch the full-length video here.
For his exhibition „STILL“ at the Mies van der Rohe Haus Sebastian Stumpf has realized a new site-specific video projection. The show can be seen from 30 September to 16 December 2018. The opening reception will be held on Sunday, 30 September 2018, at 2pm. Further information.
The exhibition „Shifting Perspectives“ at the Center for Art and Urban Space Schloss Biesdorf features works by Seiichi Furuya. The show can be seen from 21 October 2017 to 8 April 2018. The opening reception will be held on Friday, 20 October 2017, 7 pm. Further information.
The „Biennale für aktuelle Fotografie“ features works by Dirk Braeckman and Sebastian Stumpf. Entitled „Farewell Photography“, several exhibitions in Mannheim, Ludwigshafen and Heidelberg will address the major upheavals and changes in contemporary image culture. Further information.
Kantine am Berghain, 8-10 September 2017
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“Good to talk – 46 hours in conversation” is a program of talks and other word-based formats on art. For 46 hours non-stop, “Good to talk” will explore the spoken word in a variety of modes of expression, soliloquy or argument, spoken or sung, informative or performative. Talks, lectures, and panel discussions will be complemented by performances, musical acts, and the occasional dance or audience participation session. Initiated by a group of Berlin-based galleries, the program will address current issues in art and bring together international art-world dwellers with politicians, scientists, and art-world outsiders to facilitate unusual encounters, surprising perspectives, and fresh food for thought. The nonstop and varied program agenda invites visitors to come and go at any given time and stay as long as they please. Further information.
The exhibition „Ungestalt“ at Kunsthalle Basel features works by Joachim Bandau from the 1960s and 1970s. The show can be seen from 19 May to 13 August 2017. Further information.
Dirk Braeckman’s exhibition for the Belgian Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale can be seen from 13 May to 11 November 2017. Further information.
Sebastian Stumpf photographed the Thomas Mann House following his fellowship at Villa Aurora, Pacific Palisades, California. The house was designed for Thomas Mann by Julius Ralph Davidson in 1941. He lived there with his family during his American exile from 1942 to 1952. The pictures were taken in January 2017, a few weeks after the purchase of the property by the Federal Republic of Germany.
The portfolio „Seven Palms“ contains 12 photographs and a reproduction of a text from the estate of the architect Julius Ralph Davidson.
Seiichi Furuya’s Dresden photographs from 1984 are a most unlikely document — a view of daily life in the latter days of the GDR recorded by a Japanese photographer. Furuya came to Dresden as an interpreter for a Japanese construction company. His pictures are private – a young family in an intimate setting, their deep-seated anxieties and moments of happiness — and it is more in passing that he records everyday life and society. His view from the outside, a stranger’s way of seeing things, has no equivalent in the art photography of the GDR. In 2015 an exhibition project brought Furuya back to Dresden, where he took a series of new pictures: photographs of familiar places, onto which capitalist life has now inscribed itself, thirty years on, and of the Pegida demonstrations that have completely transformed the image of the city.
„Why Dresden“ was designed by Helmut Völter and published by Spector Books, Leipzig, with a text by Manfred Wiemer. The book has been reviewed by Silke Hohmann for Monopol magazine (02/2017). Read more.
A book presentation will be held on 12 April 2017 at Kunsthaus Dresden at 7pm. Seiichi Furuya will be present. Further information.