Archive for 2014
…et voilá: the current exhibition at Fenster61 is „Stalin Allee vs Karl-Marx-Allee“ by Amélie Losier.
This made my day!
„Dear Christian, I enjoyed your little Berlin book with its big German question: bist du glücklich? I made some comments:
I like the lamp.
Rush hour reflections, hang on! Brussel Sprouts.
Unhappy, thirsty bunny. Her friend’s pubic bag hangs low. The hydrant is handy.
This is the Hamburg Crouch – like the Lambeth Walk in London.
The Berliner call them ‘Wannen’. Looks wet.
The German question again.
Kunststück. No one notices.
Windows 95 + 11
Looks like copulation. Staged.
There must be something there!
Stairway to heaven
Fly, fly, fly away!
Staged in Arles?
Nice floor, tiled wall. Underground?
“Wir Kinder …”
A sunny Vienna corner
Rie ne va plus. I like the arrow heads.
Nike of Berlin. Where’s the beer bike?
Who stole the pole?
What’s going on?
Blind to Gentrification
Nancy tickled my fancy – Oh my charming Billy Boy.
Homage to Andy.
The answer to the question! (Bauzaun is the clue)
This is not the answer – love is!“
I am happy and feel honored to be invited to take part at KunstSpäti/Affordable Art market #2 at tête, Schönhauser Allee 161A, Berlin, NEXT wednesday evening. My books and postcards will be available at the booth of miraprospect. Check out details here. Stop by, bring some friends, have a chat, tea, coffee, cakes, whatever.
Made in Berlin – the photobook exhibition at 12exp, is open on 4 more days: next 2 saturdays (4-8pm) and sondays (2-6pm). A very nice collection of contemporary self-published and indie publisher’s books and zines. www.exp12.com
Udo Lindemann’s exhibition „Tacheles Polaroids“ is the 100st exhibition at Fenster61! Yes, yes, yes! See and read more about his work here. Currently I am planing the first few months of the new year – read the concept and submit your work if it is intersting for you to show your work in this context.
My latest little book has 64 pages, the size of a postcard and is now available online:
I made a little new book recently. It is called „Bist Du Glücklich?“ (Are you happy?). And while there is nothing about it online yet I will show it at the following events along with my older babies ALEX and BERLIN+WIEN (with Kay von Aspern):
15 Nov 2014
Das Gift, Donaustrasse 119, 12043 Berlin Neukölln
open: 8 pm til ?
23 Nov – 14 Dez 2014
Vernissage: 22 Nov, 7pm
MADE IN BERLIN – photobook exhibition
exp12, Greifswalder Str. 217, 10405 Berlin Prenzlauer Berg
open: Sat 4-8pm + Sun 2-6pm
23 Nov 2014
BERLIN PHOTOBOOK – 1. Berliner Büchermarkt zur Stadtfotografie
Carpentier Galerie, Meinekestr. 13, 10719 Berlin Wilmersdorf
open: 1-6 pm
Stop by, have a chat, have a drink, buy a book. Or two.
If you are interested in Berlin city / street / documentary photography check out the 1st Berliner photobook market at Carpentier Galerie. All photographers will be present. Details
I have started a new blog with my friend and colleague Pepper who is a photographer, art agent and journalist based in Berlin. Obst and Muse is in German and contains interviews with all kinds of people who have something to do with photography. Photographers, curators, photo students, critics, whatever. Let’s see how things develop. Check out the first posts here.
Had a page in Wiener Zeitung last sunday. Thank you, Willy Puchner!
New inside of the window: hannah goldstein’s very personal work „Good-bye Sweden“ at Fenster61.
This week is the last week of the „Berlin Photography 2“ exhibition at Carpentier Galerie. Stop by if you haven’t seen it yet!
Losts and lots of interesting guests in the current shedule of tête.
A good place to spend evenings with drinks and talks about photography located in Berlin’s Schönhauser Allee 161A.
An american journey (in Robert Frank’s footsteps) – what a lovely DVD – 1 hour film, a bonus DVD, a beautifully designed cover, a carnet, and: a map of the USA to follow the route. Sehnsucht Amerika! Derzeit ganz billig bei Zweitausendeins.
Here’s a nice short documentation about a true master and author of the fabulous book „American Sports, 1970, or, How We Spent the War in Vietnam“ – Tod Papageorge.
The new exhibition at Fenster61, Torstr. 61, Berlin, is by Christian Demarco: Mein Deutsch ist ein bisschen schlecht. In the window and online.
Carpentier Galerie is launching its series of Berlin Photography exhibitions this may. I’m happy that my series ALEX is part of the second exhibition. In total 32 photographers will be presented within 8 exhibitions during 1 year. Some old friends and fellows amog them are Holger Biermann, Marga van den Meydenberg, Frank Silberbach, Thorsten Kirchhoff, Frank Schirrmeister and others. I’m very much looking forward to a wide overview on today’s Street and City Photography of Berlin!
A very personal Cops and Robbers story from an East Berliner childhood is on display at Fenster61 at the moment. Katja Haustein’s series can also been seen online.
„an image a day keeps the doctor away“ was the title of my first photoblog somewhen around 2001/2002. I’m trying do do something like this on tumblr now. Enjoy.
Personal space is like a protective shield that allows people to explore and express their personalities. People must be able to individualize spaces to make them their own. “17 m2 – Waiting for Home” is a series of permanent records of the temporary, of what is probably the highest possible degree of individualization within standardized and homogenized spaces. These works depict provisional arrangements in homes for asylum seekers, arrangements that for many of these people continue to be provisional and temporary for several months, and for most of them for years. Personal effects, photographs and other items provide glimpses into the countries of origin and the cultures of those living in these homes and inject some individuality into these otherwise stark and sterile spaces.
– press text for Silke Schwarz‘ exhibition „17qm – Warten auf Heimat“ at Fenster61.