REAL LIFE MEETS STILL LIFE: THREE SHOWS AT C/O BERLIN

REAL LIFE MEETS STILL LIFE: THREE SHOWS AT C/O BERLIN

Easily accessible both literally and artistically speaking, C/O Berlin’s current trio of exhibitions presents artistic perspectives that work in harmonious contrast. The first floor houses the largest of the three, Josef Koudelka’s “Invasion / Exiles / Wall”, which consists of striking black and white photographs and projections that travel in time from then-Czechoslovakia in 1968 to Israel and the West Bank in 2012. The photos are dark reflections of past and present that are both intimate and intense. Venture upstairs for the meeting of neat and graphical still lifes from German photographer Hans Hansen and the experimental “Contemporary Still Life” group exhibition — which together provide an unequalled commentary on the relationship between everyday and commercial photography. The combination of these three exhibitions reveal an overarching theme of the individual versus the masses, home life versus its commercial portrayal, and made a lasting impression that has to be experienced to be explained. (Text: Devan Grimsrud / Photos: Josef Koudelka – Magnum Photos, Annette Kelm – König Galerie)

C/O Berlin, Hardenbergstr.22-24, 10623 Berlin-Charlottenburg; map

Josef Koudelka “Invasion / Exiles / Wall“, “Hans Hansen . Still Life“, & “Optical Illusions . Contemporary Still Life” until 10.9.17

Daily 11-20h

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