Solo Exhibition

»Im [Un]Ruhestand«

Arne Wesenberg

The number of older working people in Germany is increasing rapidly. The labor force participation of 60- to 64-year-olds has almost tripled in the last ten years. At the same time, fewer and fewer people will be available to the labor market in the coming years. A retirement age of 69 is currently being discussed.

For more than seven years Lübeck-based photographer Arne Wesenberg has been portraying the reality of life of those who – voluntarily or out of economic necessity – have been working in their old age. Im [Un]Ruhestand provides in more than 50 portraits individual answers to questions about demographic aging, a functioning pension system and the importance of working in our society.

OPENING: Friday, June 14, 2019, 7 pm
INTRODUCTION: Katharina Mouratidi, Artistic Director f³ – freiraum für fotografie, in conversation with the photographer Arne Wesenberg.

Framework program

Sunday, June 16, 2019, 11 am
Journalist Margit Miosga talks with guests from politics, art and culture about the background of the current exhibition. In June we look forward to welcome the sociologist Prof. Simone Scherger and the journalist Barbara Sichtermann and an interesting talk about the value of work nowadays and its social significance. The talk will be held in German.
Free Admission | Donation requested.

Sundays, July 7 & August 4, 2019, 11 am
You will be accompanied through the exhibition by freelance photo historian Dr. Enno Kaufhold on July 7, and by visual historian Miriam Zlobinski on August 4.
Free Admission | Donation requested.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019, 7 pm
In conversation with Dr. Enno Kaufhold, free photo historian, photographer Arne Wesenberg talks about the development of his project Im [Un]Ruhestand. The talk will be held in German.
Admission 5 € | 3 Admission: 5 € | 3 €.

Read more about the exhibition & all accompanying events on the f³ website!

F³ – Freiraum Für Fotografie
F³ – Freiraum Für Fotografie

June 15 — Aug 18, 2019
Opening Reception: Friday, June 14, 7 pm
Framework program: please see above


Waldemarstraße 17, 10179 Berlin
[Mitte | Mitte]

Opening hours: Wed – Sun 1 – 7 pm. Special opening for groups upon request.

Admission: 5 € / reduced 3 €

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