Claim the city. This is the motto of this year’s BERLIN PHOTO WEEK, during which top-class events and exhibitions will take place from 26 August 2021 to 3 September 2021. Read on for some highlights from the multifaceted satellite program.
On the occasion of BPW, renowned auction house Grisebach will present a special exhibition on the work of George Hoyningen-Huene (1900–1968), one of the most groundbreaking photographers of his time, who combined art, fashion, and cinema like no other. “A Timeless Allure: The Photographic Art of George Hoyningen-Huene” is on view from 28 August to 4 September at the Grisebach exhibition space, Fasanenstrasse 27, 10719 Berlin. Curated by Susanna E. Brown.
Another highlight is the exhibition “Heinz Hajek-Halke: Experiment” at CHAUSSEE 36, on view from 25 August to 25 September 2021. This first show of Hajek-Halke’s work at CH36 in conjunction with BERLIN PHOTO WEEK 2021 offers insight into Hajek-Halke’s complex, unconventional, and experimental oeuvre through exquisite vintage prints that convey the authenticity and uniqueness of his work. An artist talk on experimental photography will be held with artists Stefanie Seufert and Thomas Albdorf on Sunday, 29 August 2021 at CH36. Curated by Simone Klein.
A further special satellite is the H&M Mitte Garten, Neue Schönhauser Str. 13, 10178 Berlin. Up- and-coming photographer Anuthida Ploypetch (@anuthida) will transform the venue into an open photo studio. Casting and a photo shoot for a fashion campaign will take place there on two days – 31 August & 2 September 2021 – for all to see live. No “behind the scenes” – be part of it!
On Saturday, 28 August 2021, the prestigious EyeEm Award will be presented as part of BERLIN PHOTO WEEK. The best images from the 25 million member photo community will be awarded in six categories. In addition, one person will receive the coveted EyeEm Photographer of the Year award. Afterwards, EyeEm and the BERLIN PHOTO WEEK will host Photographer’s Night at Haubentaucher. Registration required to attend the event: berlinphotoweek.com.
Jacob Felländer is an internationally renowned artist known for his abstract, multiple-exposure cityscapes and pioneering work in virtual reality. For BERLIN PHOTO WEEK, Felländer has designed a special outdoor exhibition for Haubentaucher. At BPW Felländer will introduce his new app, The Great Escape, which allows visitors to experience a revolutionary AR exhibition around Berlin and the Haubentaucher premises. The app also allows users to create their own images using Felländer’s unique multiple-exposure method. Felländer’s long-time vision is to inspire people to embark on their own creative journey. “We need new solutions to many old problems, such as the climate crisis, pandemics, famines, and other conflicts. While artificial intelligence will take over many tasks in the working world, future generations will have to use more human qualities again, like creativity. And artists play a crucial role in this process. We can inspire people and help them start their own creative journey. That’s why I am sharing my methods and giving away my secrets,” Felländer said.
On the last day of BERLIN PHOTO WEEK, 3 September 2021, the exhibition “Frédéric Brenner – ZERHEILT: Healed to Pieces” will celebrate its opening at the Jewish Museum Berlin. For over 40 years, internationally acclaimed photographer Frédéric Brenner has been examining the diverse manifestations and representations of Jewish life in the diaspora through his lens.
Another part of our many-sided program is the analogueNOW! photography festival – dedicated to equipping the next generation of analogue photographers with the knowledge and skills necessary to use the medium as a contemporary art form, while keeping its heritage alive. With a series of workshops, lectures, a maker’s fair, and a group exhibition, contemporary analogue photography can be both experienced and learned.
More information about BERLIN PHOTO WEEK at: w ww.b erl in p h ot oweek. com