Schengen is a small winemaking village in Luxembourg which shares a border with Germany and with France. It is here that the agreement to eliminate the inner-European border checks of the Schengen Area was signed. And yet today this symbolic place of international understanding as well as the successful co-existence of different cultures and nationalities has, in the truest sense of the word, run up against its borders.
Photographer Ruth Stoltenberg grew up in this border triangle and was interested in exploring just what influence the opening of the borders has had after all this time on the various cultures and lifestyles of the people in those three countries.
The work Schengen has received national as well as international prizes and was published as a book of the same name in October 2018 by Kehrer Verlag.
Additional solo show by Ruth Stoltenberg at HAUS am KLEISTPARK | Projektraum:
Ruth Stoltenberg | »Object I«
Jan 17 — Mar 24, 2019 | Opening Reception: Thursday, Jan 17, 7 pm
Additional solo show at HAUS am KLEISTPARK:
Peter Bialobrzeski | »Die zweite Heimat (The Second Home)«
Jan 11 — Mar 31, 2019 | Opening Reception: Thursday, Jan 10, 7 pm
Jan 24 — Mar 17, 2019
Lecture: Sunday, Feb 3, 4 pm
Lecture (held in German) by Wolfgang Zurborn on the photographic work of Ruth Stoltenberg.
Alt-Mariendorf 43, 12107 Berlin
[Mariendorf | Tempelhof-Schöneberg]
Opening hours: Mon – Thu 10 am – 6 pm, Fri 10 am – 2 pm, Sun 11 am – 3 pm