Andrea Diefenbach, Alexander Labrentz, Inga Alice Lauenroth, Marielle Viola Morawitz, Kaja Smith
Opening: Friday, February 6, 2015, 7 pm
Exhibition: Feb 7 – Mar 1, 2015
The group exhibition “Ohne Sorgen” (“Without Sorrows”) examines, from different vantage points, the periods of our lives that only adults have the ability to look back on and mythologize. In the series “Goldkinder” (“Gold Kids”), Kaja Smith captures the fleeting moments of children’s lives by documenting the students of the School of the Competitive Sports Centre of Berlin (Schul, und Leistungssportzentrum Berlin) with her 4×5 camera while Marielle Viola Morawitz imagines a world through the eyes of one girl’s fantasies of what adulthood could be in “Imagination of a child named Marielle.” In her work ”Land ohne Eltern” (“Country Without Parents”), Andrea Diefenbach photographs children separated from their parents for extended periods of time while the adults work abroad to support their families. Inga Alice Lauenroth, giving us insight into their first attempts at independence within a group, documents a seventh grade school class on their school trips in “Klasse Leben” (“Class Life”) while Alexander Labrentz’s work explores the precarious journey from childhood to adolescence in 13-15 year old boys during their process of self-discovery in “Phoenixzeit” (“Phoenix Time”).