Many things have changed since the pandemic, one of which is the timing of EMOP, the European Month of Photography. Traditionally it’s always taken place in autumn, but for the tenth edition of the photo festival it has shifted to spring. The timing is ideal – not least because of the planned launch of the Berlin branch of the Fotografiska museum in Stockholm. It’s the latest project by Yoram Roth, the Berlin developer with a love of pop art and Berlin institutions (Clärchens Ballhaus, tip magazine). To take advantage of EMOP and to start things with a bang, Fotografiska is offering a sneak peek next week with Fotografiska Days (23–25.03.2023). Under the banner “Cultural Fabric – Rereading the Relationship Between Fashion and Art Practices,” the program will run at the Atelier Gardens on the former BUFA campus in Tempelhof with a group exhibition, panel discussions, workshops, portfolio reviews, film screenings and a party.
The topic at hand is contemporary culture and its values, portrayal and meaning, with particular focus on the interplay between image and fashion. Fashion theorist Lea Vene helped Fotografiska curators Marina Paulenka and Thomas Schäfer to create what is a very inspiring program. Artists on show include Cibelle Cavalli Bastos, Julie Poly, Carlota Guerrero and Mouse Lamrab and the party line-up is already fixed. It’s set to be a wonderfully diverse and high-quality program that will leave you wanting more – which is not a problem, since you will have the new gallery to check out later in 2023. It will be located in the old Tacheles building on Oranienburger Straße (another Berlin classic), bringing a new kind of art back to its traditional walls.
Text: Hilka Dirks / Photos: Julie Poly, Mous Lamrabat & Atelier Gardens / Credit: VOGUE UA
Fotografiska Days (23–25.03.2023) – program and tickets available online.