Solo exhibition / Book presentation
Images of a GDR in decline:
Portraits from 1985, Cityscapes from 1990
Opening & Book presentation: Thursday, September 8, 2016, 19h
The artist will be present.
Opening remarks by Barbara Esch Marowski (Gallery Director), Anja Maier (Journalist), and Hannes Wanderer (Publisher / Peperoni Books).
Exhibition: September 9 – November 6, 2016
Curated by Andreas Trogisch, Heike Grebin
Guided Tour & Artist Talk (de): Sunday, October 30, 2016, 16h
with Andreas Trogisch & Gallery Director Barbara Esch Marowski
Opening hours: Mon-Thu 10-18h, Fri 10-14h, Sun 11-15h; closed on the 1st Wed of the month
Wheelchair accessible: No
In portraits taken in the year 1985 and cityscapes from 1990, Andreas Trogisch, who studied with Manfred Paul, among others, recorded the final years of the GDR, rendering palpable the zeitgeist of a failed political system. Trogisch portrays people in the niches they’ve created for themselves, enabling the viewer to experience the urban space with a transparency that opens a door reaching far into the past.
The classic black-and-white photographs evoke an array of feelings and challenge the discourse over the inherent nature of processes of social change. Content and aesthetic are inseparable. The photographer’s sensitive eye reflects the fragility of the given situation in nuanced tones and a markedly formal composition. The title is a reference to the myth, widespread in the GDR, of the legendary city of Vineta, which was said to have sunk in the Baltic Sea – the Atlantis of the East, so to speak. The Vineters, who had become alienated from their own country, paid no heed to the warnings, and so the flood swept the city away, down to the bottom of the sea.
Part of the EMOP Berlin 2016 – European Month of Photography Berlin 2016. Discover more Festival highlights on PiB under the tag #EMOP Berlin 2016!
Teil des EMOP Berlin 2016 – Europäischer Monat der Fotografie Berlin 2016. Entdecke weitere Festival-Highlights auf FiB unter dem Tag #EMOP Berlin 2016!