A JOURNEY THROUGH AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHY AND A LECTURE WITH PHOTO LEGEND JOEL MEYEROWITZ: FREE ENTRY AT C/O BERLIN OPEN HOUSE — HOSTED BY AIRBNB
Black-and-white images of 1960s Americana, ghostly double exposure portraits, and photos made without even using a camera. The photography at C/O Berlin takes you on a journey, and that’s truer than ever at the venue’s current show: a retrospective of the 50-year career of U.S. photographer Lee Friedlander. With 350 photographs and countless books, it’s a showcase of some of the most recognizable images of post-war American society. There’s a trip of a very different kind at the neighboring Dear Photography exhibition, a surprise-filled dive into the experimental compositions of Peter Miller, whose images are concerned not with places or times, but with the method of photography itself. The date you want to put in your diary is 02.12.2021, where Amerika Haus is opening its doors for C/O Berlin Open House – hosted by Airbnb, a rare opportunity to explore all the venue has to offer – for free. Organized in partnership with the home-sharing platform, the day’s highlight is at 19h, when you are invited to join another master: color photography pioneer Joel Meyerowitz, whose so-called “Lightning Talk” will feature some of the most iconic images of the 83-year-old’s long career. The all-day event also gives you full access to the exhibitions, including guided tours of the works. To keep you refreshed, you can also claim a free drink at the C/O Berlin x Barkin’kitchen cafe. And if you do want to extend your trip with a final, closer look at the photos on show, then feel free: for one day only, the exhibition is open until 22h.
Text: Benji Haughton / Credit: David von Becker; Lee Friedlander, Courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco und Luhring Augustine, New York; Peter Miller, VG-Bildkunst, Bonn 2021
C/O Berlin, Hardenbergstr.22–24, 10623 Berlin–Charlottenburg; map
C/O Berlin Open House – hosted by Airbnb, 02.12.2021 11–22h. Admission free of charge for one day only, no ticket necessary. Check the website for updates on Covid-19.