»DO NOT FEED THE KROKODIL«
Works by the 2nd Postgraduate class:
Paula de Abrantes, Émilie Delugeau, Djamila Grossman, Tom Licht, Ann Lofy, Bigi Möhrle, Gine Seitz, Noga Shtainer, Stephanie Steinkopf, Dana Stölzgen, Katrin Streicher, Alexa Vachon
Opening: Saturday, April 16, 2016, 19h (Facebook Event)
Exhibition: April 17 – May 1, 2016
Artist Talks: see www.donotfeedthekrokodil.de
Finissage & Party: Saturday, April 30, 2016, 19h – open end
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 12-19h, Sat & Sun 11-19h
Admission: 2 €
The exhibition DO NOT FEED THE KROKODIL presents new work from the photographers of the second Postgraduate class of the Ostkreuzschule for Photography. The group consists of already-established and internationally recognized artists who joined the class to have a space where risk-taking was the main prerequisite. Building on their existing experiences, the artists spent two years developing new bodies of work and pushing their boundaries. Thematically, the works are varied and touch upon concepts including longing, homesickness, sex and the banality of everyday life to imaginary landscapes and the intangible.
The photographers hail from Argentina, Canada, France, Israel, Switzerland, the USA, and Germany and their varied backgrounds and experiences are reflected in their diverse styles and approaches to photography – shifting from humorous to poetic, mystical to surreal, straight-forward to explorative. Yet through months of working together, no photograph came to be in a vacuum. Intertwined and inspired by consistent collaboration, the works are as much an individual accomplishment as an homage to the accumulated creativity of the group.
The second Postgraduate class of the Ostkreuzschule took place under the direction of Prof. Ute Mahler of the Ostkreuzschule (Berlin, DE) and Robert Lyons of the Hartford Art School (Hartford, USA).