until 22.12. | #3233ARTatBerlin | Stella A. presents from 12th November 2021 the exhibition “Walter Benjamin – Orte einer Berliner Kindheit” (>Places of a Berlin Childhood) by the artist Eddie Bonesire.
Blumes Hof? Nettelbeckstrasse? Stettiner Bahnhof? What has become of the places which author and philosopher Walter Benjamin (Berlin 1892 – Portbou 1940) described in ‘Berlin Childhood around 1900’? Eddie Bonesire’s photographs take us back to neighbourhoods in Berlin where Benjamin spent his childhood, and revives some of these places in our imagination, even though their appearance has sometimes changed drastically. Searching for traces of Walter Benjamin, who killed himself while fleeing from the Nazis, one discovers a city that was largely destroyed. Everywhere in Berlin, one still comes across evidence of its eventful history.
Eddie Bonesire was born in Ghent (Belgium) in 1956. He studied translation and interpreting at the Université Catholique de Louvain and photography at the Ostkreuzschule für Fotografie (master class Prof. Ute Mahler and Ingo Taubhorn). He lives and works as a freelance photographer and author in Berlin and Brussels. His main interests include political and social history, as well as urban, landscape and experimental photography.
A same-titled book with photographs by Eddie Bonesire and texts by Walter Benjamin has been published to accompany this exhibition (Publisher: Berlin Brussels Art Projects, 2021).
Opening: Thursday, 11th November 2021, 3:00 – 8:00 pm.
Exhibition dates: Friday, 12th November – Wednesday, 22nd December 2021
Visits during opening hours:
Wed – Sat, 2:00 – 7:00 pm or by appointment on Tel: 0176 – 52 44 44 67.
Image caption: Anhalter Bahnhof, 2020
Exhibition Eddie Bonesire – Stella A. | Zeitgenössische Kunst in Berlin | Contemporary Art | Exhibitions Berlin Galleries | ART at Berlin