SICHERN ERINNERUNGEN DIE EXISTENZ?
ZAHER, der Trödler aus der Friedelstrasse
Ein fortlaufendes Foto- und Videoprojekt
Im Rahmen der Gruppenausstellung “Existenzsicherungsmodelle oder von der Kunst zu leben”:
LABOR NEUKÖLLN 3 – GALERIE R31 ZU GAST
ERÖFFNUNG: FREITAG, 9. AUGUST, 18 Uhr
A MAP OF ANALOGIES
Photo works by Harriet Wolff and Jan Bölsche
From 3rd of May to 16th of June at the Galerie R31, Berlin-Neukölln
© Harriet Wolff
Harriet Wolff and Jan Bölsche investigate the whole wide world. There is no need for them to leave their town for it, because everybody comes to Berlin. In their analogue processed pictures (harrietwolff.com) and digital prints (blind-photographer.com) the “Neuköllnerin“ and the “Kreuzberger“ place urban, but not arranged moments.
* All Berlin in NEUKÖLLN! A zoom on an exemplary district
An exposition (photos and text) at the CIDAL (the Cultural Centre of the German embassy in PARIS)
from October 15th to November 30th 2012
View of the exhibition
(© photo: Anika Büssemeier)
Since I have been living in Neukölln for 13 years now, the project of organizing a photo and text exhibition about
people and places of my neighborhood instantly captured my interest. Neukölln: that means more than 160 000 people
coming from more than a 160 nations (the borough itself counts more than 300 000 residents) – a patchwork of lifestyles,
cultures and religions. More than half the population has an immigration background, most of them with Turkish roots.
Neukölln has been cosmopolitan for a long time, an in place since recently and it is always surprising.
Some exhibition pics
Centre Culturel Barbara, Paris (april 2012)
Invited by the fashion designer Sakina M‘sa (www.sakinamsa.com), I presented a photo collage inspired by the work of “Zaher”,
a Lebanese thriftshop owner based in Berlin-Neukölln. His shop is a universe of artefacts, a zone of infinite memories,
personal and collective at the same time. What is memory about? A question that touches intuition. A patchwork.
The series „Regrets“ (galerie R31, Berlin, December 2011, group show)
Another exposition about Zaher, the thriftshop owner, at the gallery R31 in Berlin (april/may 2009):
The Video „Als die Bilder laufen lernten“ (“When pics began moving“), Artport gallery, Berlin (2007)