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Solo Exhibition

»Meine Mutter, meine Schwester und ich«

»My Mother, My Sister and I«

Christa Mayer

Mother, daughter, sister – Christa Mayer traces the microcosm of her own family with unsparing openness and directness. She compiles photographs of her mother, her sister, self-portraits, still lifes, landscape shots and video portraits into a narrative that visualises different aspects of bonding, relationships and family. The ambivalence between closeness and distance, strangeness and familiarity, resistance and acceptance resonates in the visual space.

Christa Mayer (*1945) has been taking photographs all her life. Her photographic signature was shaped by visits to courses at the legendary Kreuzberg Workshop for Photography, founded by Michael Schmidt. Mayer is one of the few women who held their own there.

The project was curatorially supported by André Kirchner. A photobook with texts by Ferenc Jádi, André Kirchner and Thomas Weski will be published by Hartmann Books to accompany the exhibition.

Framework program

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Sunday, Jan 16, 2022, 11 am – 6 pm
Opening Day
The artist will be present from 2 pm.

Sunday, Jan 23 + Feb 20 + Feb 27, 2022, 3 – 5 pm
Meet the Artist
The artist will be present and available for discussion.

Sunday, March 13, 2022, 3 – 6 pm
Meet the Artist & Finissage
The artist will be present and available for discussion.

Thursday, May 19, 2022, 7 pm
Book Presentation
Christa Mayer’s book “My Mother, My Sister and I” is now (from March 2022) available in the exhibition. A book presentation is planned for Thursday, May 19, 7 pm in the tent in the garden of Haus am Kleistpark. The book was published by Hartmann Books. Edited by Barbara Esch Marowski. Texts by Ferenc Jádi, André Kirchner and Thomas Weski. German/English, design: Alexandra Zöller, Berlin.

Jan 18 — Mar 13, 2022
Opening Day: Sunday, Jan 16, 11 am – 6 pm
+ Framework program: see above

Grunewaldstraße 6 – 7, 10823 Berlin
[District: Schöneberg | Borough: Tempelhof-Schöneberg]

Opening hours: Tue – Sun 11 am – 6 pm, Thu 11 am – 8 pm

Admission free

+++ Please pay attention to the current Corona regulations of the respective gallery/institution. +++ Bitte beachten Sie die aktuellen Corona-Bestimmungen der jeweiligen Galerie/Institution.

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