»Review 2019 — 2021«
Oliver S. Scholten, Klaus W. Eisenlohr & Levent Karaoğlu, Gabriele Kuhlewind, Adib Fricke, Sibylle Hoffmann, Ebba Dangschat, Ulrike Ludwig, Silke Panknin
Silke Panknin – Borders
Ulrike Ludwig – Am Ende der Ewigkeit
Ebba Dangschat – SUR II
Sibylle Hoffmann – Es ist die Seele ein Fremdes auf Erden
Adib Fricke – Situations
Gabriele Kuhlewind – Kleine Wildnis
Klaus W. Eisenlohr & Levent Karaoğlu – Changing Stories
Oliver S. Scholten – Polaroisation
“Is it a Polaroid or is it just reality?” asked Oliver S. Scholten in his exhibition „POLAROISATION“ from 25.09.21 to 27.11.21. In it everything revolved around the theme of Polaroid photography. In the works of the series “Parallel Worlds” real photographs were combined with photographed television images from news broadcasts, film sequences and advertising blocks. Media, wish, real and advertising images merge with each other and develop into a new statement. Everything is like a slowly developing Polaroid.
From 03.10.20 to 28.11.20 Klaus W. Eisenlohr and Levent Karaoğlu followed in their work „Changing Stories – Images from Istanbul and Anatolia“, how people in Turkey shape, suffer or adapt to the changes of the urban living environment. For 7 years they have been cooperating artistically and in cultural exchange projects in Istanbul and Berlin, supported by the Städtepartnerschaftsverein Kadiköy e.V.
For the project „Kleine Wildnis“ (Small Wilderness), exhibited from 25.07.2020 to 26.09.2020, Gabriele Kuhlewind visited places in the urban space where vegetation is largely left to itself. Her pictures show plants that usually receive little attention, a few animals, stones. Technically, she left the image creation partly to (controlled) chance, in order to create in this way blurred spaces for imagination. She understands the small wilderness as a place where free, natural development can be observed, which stands in contrast to the ordering principle of the city.
What makes a situation special? In the exhibition „Situations“ Adib Fricke showed from 07.03.20 to 30.05.20 a selection of photographs taken in different places over a period of 10 years. He takes the photos in this ongoing series while traveling. It is almost an accidental discovery of situations as he travels with an open mind. Fricke is interested in the moment of taking the picture, more than in layers of meaning of what is depicted or the mediation of where the picture was taken. The images are a concentration on the photographic moment, a condensation that finds its continuation in the selection process.
Anyone expecting photographs that follow a strict concept will not find what they are looking for in Sibylle Hoffmann‘s exhibition „Es ist die Seele ein Fremdes auf Erden“. “Rather, I go in search of images that arise in very different contexts, in different places, at different times, that suddenly come together as an idea to express my thoughts and feelings,” says the photographer. The works were on view from 07.12.19 to 29.02.20.
Ebba Dangschat‘s intuitively assembled pairs of images, trios and quartets tell stories from the South, with geographic and temporal location receding into the background. “The South is a feeling in which time plays no role, “writes freelance curator Silvia Spacchetti, “In the square, the photographer creates familiar orders of the strange, composes images that point beyond the moment. Stories about the South unfold in grouped individual images, narratives of longing and finitude.” Dangschat’s work „SUR II – Stories from the South“ was on view 28.09.2019 to 30.11.2019.
The rock, commonly a metaphor for the solid and enduring, proves to be extremely fragile in Ulrike Ludwig‘s work „Am Ende der Ewigkeit“. “At the End of Eternity” features a series of images of eroding mountains taken on the northern coast of Norway. The installation-like arrangement of images and objects in space, shown from 15.06.2019 to 21.09.2019, suggests the strategy of comparing, sorting, and measuring as an attempt to grasp.
In various forest formations, artist Silke Panknin colors the bark of trees with white lime paint in her project „borders“. The height is determined by her own height, depending on the course of the lines. The vertical marking of the trees can be read as a line by lining up different trees, with the number of whitewashed trees determined by the section in the camera’s viewfinder. The project is designed as an ongoing project and was started in the spring of 2012 in the Rammert district near Rottenburg in Baden-Württemberg. Silke Panknin exhibited a selection of the works from 09.03.2019 to 01.06.2019 at world in a room.