The galleries in Berlin are currently closed to visitors until further notice in order to help contain the spread of the coronavirus. Stay healthy, STAY AT HOME, and enjoy exploring the artworks digitally here on PiB! ps: Also follow PiB on Instagram for the upcoming takeovers by gallerists & artists!
Als Schutz vor der Verbreitung des COVID-19 Virus sind die Berliner Galerien für den Publikumsverkehr geschlossen. Bleibt gesund, BLEIBT ZUHAUSE, und genießt die Ausstellungen ausnahmsweise in digitaler Form hier auf PiB! Ps: Folgt PiB auf Instagram für die kommenden Takeovers von Galerist*innen & Künstler*innen!
© Josef Wolfgang Mayer

Solo Exhibition

»Route 96«

Josef Wolfgang Mayer

Opening: Thursday, October 6, 2016, 19-21h (Facebook Event)
+ Reading (in German) at 20h by Marc Kayser
Exhibition: October 7 – 30, 2016
Curated by Annette Koschmieder
Guided Tour & Artist Talk (held in German): Friday, October 21, 2016, 19-21h
Finissage: Sunday, October 30, 2016, 19-21h
Opening hours: Fri 13-19h, and by appointment
Admission free


Along the German B96 highway, which leads through the eastern part of the country, from Zittau to Rügen, the photographer Josef Wolfgang Mayer explores the German provinces of today.

Houses, cars, plazas, signs, paths, fields and trees form references to the people that are missing in the images. Oscillating between a new beginning and the past, modernity and decay, numerous indications of cultural life and ‘natural states’, the photographs speak with poetic resonance. On the one hand sober, on the other atmospheric and occasionally ironic, the large-scale colour works, which belong to the tradition of straight photography, take the viewer on a visual journey through German sensibilities. 

Part of the EMOP Berlin 2016 – European Month of Photography Berlin 2016. Discover more Festival highlights on PiB under the tag #EMOP Berlin 2016!

Teil des EMOP Berlin 2016 – Europäischer Monat der Fotografie Berlin 2016. Entdecke weitere Festival-Highlights auf FiB unter dem Tag #EMOP Berlin 2016!

Event Details

© Josef Wolfgang Mayer
Oranienstraße 15, 10999 Berlin, Germany