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»Bürgermeisterzimmer in Deutschland«

Mayors’ rooms in Germany

Jörg Winde

From 2005 to 2011, the photographer Jörg Winde (born 1956) visited more than 120 city hall buildings in Germany to document the mayors’ offices there. The results of his research were published in the book Bürgermeisterzimmer in Deutschland (2012). Now, a selection of these pictures is on view in Berlin following stopovers in Dortmund and Osnabrück.

Winde explored notions of the representation of power in the rooms of the local government. How are power structures articulated here? Can these still be perceived in photographs? The exhibition bears the feature of an installation: the pictures are shown in the historic office of a Berlin borough mayor. Room and image are closely connected, while the designated and designating interlock. Since 2017, the landmarked room in the Rathaus Tiergarten (architect: Richard Ermisch, 1937) has been used as an exhibition venue.

Read more about the project on www.buergermeisterzimmer.de

Catalogue:
Jörg Winde: Bürgermeisterzimmer in Deutschland, Kerber Photo Art, Bielefeld 2012, 22 EUR.

Framework program

Friday, January 25, 2019, 5 pm
Finissage
Franziska Schmidt (Photo- and Art Historian) and Jörg Winde talk about photography and interiors. The talk will be held in German.

Jörg Winde, Berlin 2012, from the series Bürgermeisterzimmer in Deutschland © Jörg Winde
Jörg Winde, Heringsdorf 2011, from the series Bürgermeisterzimmer in Deutschland © Jörg Winde
Jörg Winde, Potsdam 2008, from the series Bürgermeisterzimmer in Deutschland © Jörg Winde
Jörg Winde, Bochum 2006, from the series Bürgermeisterzimmer in Deutschland © Jörg Winde
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Oct 26, 2018 — Jan 25, 2019
Opening Reception: Thursday, Oct 25, 2018, 6 pm
Framework program: please see above

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Mitte Museum @ Rathaus Tiergarten

Mathilde-Jacob-Platz 1, (2nd floor), 10551 Berlin
[Moabit | Mitte]

Opening hours: Mon – Fri 10 am – 5 pm

Admission free

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