Group Exhibition / Workshops / Artist Talks / Guided Tours
Handmade unique copies
With works by
Björn Albert, Oliver Blohm, Jeremy Lynch, Marianne Ostermann, Antonio Panetta, David Puntel, Jochen Rohner, Karen Stuke, Donata Wenders
Opening: Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 7 pm
Exhibition: May 13 –
July 26, 2015 August 23, 2015
curated by Norbert Wiesneth (PhotoWerkBerlin)
May 23, 2015
Art of the photogram | Workshop
May 31, 2015, 12 noon
Art & Reproduction after Walther Benjamin
Norbert Wiesneth talking with Mathias Mrowka
(Director of the printing space of the BBK)
June 28, 2015, 12 noon
July 11 – 12, 2015
Wetplate Weekend | Workshop
July 26, 2015, 12 noon
Curator’s tour (in german)
August 9, 2015, 12 noon
Guided tour through the exhibition (in english)
August 15 & 16, 2015 (Sat & Sun)
Workshop Historical Processes
This exhibition celebrates the hand made craft of photography with it’s many historical and individual techniques, that are still produced by artists to this day and hold their own unique characteristics.
In 1930 Walter Benjamin referred to the relatively young photographic medium as he lamented that the aura “in the era of technical reproduction of art” withered away.
Presently, in the digital era, we have to reevaluate our appreciation. It’s exactly the analog, historical and photographic processes that are spreading their charm. In contrast to unlimited possibilities of the digital reproduction the artists presented in the exhibition have created unique one of kind pieces out of light sensitive material.
Through the fascinating images the following historical processes will be presented:
ambrotype, analogue silver-gelatine print, cyanotype, daguerrotype, emulsion lift, handcoloured photography, pinhole photography, photoemulsion, photogram, photorelief, manipulierted polaroid, saltprint.
Norbert Wiesneth shares a peak into the exhibition “Handmade Photography”: