Skip to content

Solo Exhibition

»OST/WEST BERLIN«

Nelly Rau-Häring

The photographer Nelly Rau-Häring documented life in East and West Berlin from the mid-1960s to the 2000s like hardly anyone else. In doing so, she followed her two great passions: her enthusiasm for photography and her curiosity about the people of Berlin. Together with her virtuoso eye for expressive detail, this makes her a very special chronicler.

Through the eyes of Nelly Rau-Häring we experience contemporary history: We are involved in the political protests of the late 1960s in West Berlin and observe the official celebrations on 1 and 8 May in East Berlin, we take part in popular amusements such as the horse races in Hoppegarten and Mariendorf. We see how Neuberliners of the first migrant generation appear in the cityscape, we accompany war widows to the cafés at Ku´damm and observe the shop window displays in the GDR of the 1980s, we feverishly watch the fans of Hertha BSC in the football stadium, stand in the queue of GDR citizens* waiting for the welcome money, cross the western part of the city with the S-Bahn and experience how the isolated Berlin changes after the fall of the Berlin Wall.

OST/WEST BERLIN is far more than the image of a city and its people in transition. Beyond the factual, the photographs concentrate on moods and feelings, on the joie de vivre and contradictions of the post-war and pre-war years, which Nelly Rau-Häring perceived in divided and later reunited Berlin. It is not a matter of a historical view, but of the personal that shows itself in the social.

With kind support: Stiftung Berliner Sparkasse.
In cooperation with: Hatje Cantz.

OPENING: Thursday, Nov 7, 2019, 7 pm
Greetings:
Katharina Mouratidi, Artistic Director f³ – freiraum für fotografie
Introduction:
Carsten Otto, Managing Director Stiftung Berliner Sparkasse
Nicola von Velsen, Publishing Director Hatje Cantz
Nelly Rau-Häring will be present.

© Nelly Rau-Häring
© Nelly Rau-Häring
© Nelly Rau-Häring
© Nelly Rau-Häring
© Nelly Rau-Häring
© Nelly Rau-Häring
© Nelly Rau-Häring
© Nelly Rau-Häring
© Nelly Rau-Häring

Framework program

© Nelly Rau-Häring

Wednesday, Nov 20, 2019, 7 pm
FOTO TALK: ON THE COUCH
Making books! Nadine Barth, Program Consultant Photography Hatje Cantz, and Annette Hauschild, photographer agency OSTKREUZ, present photo books about Berlin and give insights into the cooperation between photographers and publishers today.
Held in German. Admission: 5/3 €.
Details

f³ – freiraum für fotografie | FOTO JAM

Wednesday, Nov 27, 2019, 7 pm
FOTO JAM
In FOTO JAM: OHREN auf HIER KOMMEN BILDER! (Listen up to those Pictures!) we want to learn more about your most beautiful, curious or complicated photos: Our guests have five minutes to inspire the audience.
TOPIC: “Relationships” – whether to family, friends, work, pets, technology or even cooking! We want to hear your stories! All aids are welcome – as long as they are entertaining!
Free entrance.
Would you like to participate and present your photo? Contact:
Details

FOTO FÜHRUNG / Guided Tour

Sundays, Dec 1, 2019 & Jan 5, 2020, 11 am
FOTO FÜHRUNG / GUIDED TOUR

Every first Sunday of the month, we warmly invite you to our free exhibition tour FOTO FÜHRUNG at 11 am. We present you the current exhibition, give background information and share our anecdotes with you. You will learn more about the biographies and working methods of the photographers presented and how the exhibition came about. Well-founded first-hand information gives you insights into the curatorial concept and arranges the photographs artistically-historically.
Held in German. Free Admission.
Details

FOTO SOIREE

Wednesday, December 4, 2019, 7 pm
FOTO SOIREE
In conversation with the journalist Margit Miosga, rbb cultural radio, the photographer Nelly Rau-Häring illuminates the backgrounds of her exhibition OST/WEST BERLIN.
Held in German. Free admission.
Details

f³ – freiraum für fotografie

Nov 8, 2019 — Jan 19, 2020
Opening Reception: Thursday, Nov 7, 7 pm
Framework program: please see above

[btn_ical_feed]

Waldemarstraße 17, 10179 Berlin
[District: Mitte | Borough: Mitte]

Opening hours: Wed – Sun 1 – 7 pm. Special opening for groups upon request.

Admission: 5 € / reduced 3 €. Admission free for some events, see above.

Preceding exhibition at f³ – freiraum für fotografie

(detail) © Ian Willms
(detail) © Ian Willms

Ensuing exhibition

The PiB Guide, PiB's bi-monthly print issue | Also available as an annual subscription © PiB – Photography in Berlin. #pibguide
The PiB Guide, PiB's bi-monthly print issue | Also available as an annual subscription © PiB – Photography in Berlin. #pibguide

#pibguide

Stay informed about forthcoming exhibitions at this venue (and/or others) with an annual subscription of PiB's bi-monthly print issue, the PiB Guide! Shipping is offered worldwide.

Current photography exhibitions/events recommended in…
Berlin | Mitte

nüüd.berlin gallery | Dale Grant »Fading Beauty«

Alfred Ehrhardt Stiftung | Jan Scheffler »33 Licht«

Akademie der Künste | Gundula Schulze Eldowy & Robert Frank »Halt die Ohren steif!«

Robert Morat Galerie | Bernhard Fuchs »MÜHL«

PiB Guide Nº52 JAN/FEB 2024 © PiB (Photography in Berlin). COVER PHOTO & page 5: Bernhard Fuchs, o.T. (Nr. 26, aus MÜHL, 2014-2019) © Bernhard Fuchs, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn. Solo show »MÜHL« at ROBERT MORAT GALERIE in Berlin-Mitte, read more on page 4 & 5! +++ PiB Guide Editor / V.i.S.d.P. / Art Direction: Julia Schiller · ele studio berlin +++ Printed on 100% recycling paper in Berlin-Köpenick by altmann-druck, many thanks!

Current print issue
PiB Guide Nº52
JAN/FEB 2024

#pibguide

Discover great photography exhibitions in Berlin & beyond in PiB’s bi-monthly print issue, the PiB Guide! The PiB Guide Nº52 JAN/FEB 2024 has been published as a booklet, A6 format · 28 pages · English & German · worldwide shipping.

Order

Aktuelle Printausgabe
PiB Guide Nº52
JAN/FEB 2024

#pibguide

Entdecke großartige Fotoausstellungen in Berlin & darüberhinaus in PiBs zweimonatlicher Printausgabe, dem PiB Guide! Der PiB Guide Nº52 JAN/FEB 2024 ist erschienen als Booklet im DIN A6 Format · 28 Seiten · Deutsch & Englisch · weltweiter Versand.

Bestellen

PiB's E-Newsletter

Sign up for PiB's free, weekly eNewsletter and stay up-to-date in Berlin's vibrant photography scene! Assembled with love once a week in English & German for an international audience of photography enthusiasts, collectors, curators and journalists.

Free sign-up!
#pibnewsletter – the weekly, digital E-Newsletter by PiB Photography in Berlin
»PiB — Photography in Berlin« | PiB’s website, PiB’s weekly E-Newsletter, and the bi-monthly published PiB Guide: page 12 & 13 from the PiB Guide Nº15 Nov/Dec 2017; feat. the exhibition Evelyn Hofer »Cities, Interiors, Still Lifes. Photographs 1962 – 1997« at Galerie Springer Berlin; image credits: Queensboro Bridge, New York, 1964 / Coney Island, New York, 1965 / Girl with Bicycle, Dublin, 1966, all 3 photos © Evelyn Hofer, Estate Evelyn Hofer.
»PiB — Photography in Berlin« | PiB’s website, PiB’s weekly E-Newsletter, and the bi-monthly published PiB Guide: page 12 & 13 from the PiB Guide Nº15 Nov/Dec 2017; feat. the exhibition Evelyn Hofer »Cities, Interiors, Still Lifes. Photographs 1962 – 1997« at Galerie Springer Berlin; image credits: Queensboro Bridge, New York, 1964 / Coney Island, New York, 1965 / Girl with Bicycle, Dublin, 1966, all 3 photos © Evelyn Hofer, Estate Evelyn Hofer.

You & PiB

Reach a dedicated audience of art & photography enthusiasts in Berlin & beyond – by presenting your exhibition/event or institution/product/service with PiB!

Read more
#Tags for this article:
Cart
Back To Top
Search