post-title Johanna Diehl | The Truth Resides in The Folds | Haus am Waldsee | 29.11.2019-23.02.2020

Johanna Diehl | The Truth Resides in The Folds | Haus am Waldsee | 29.11.2019-23.02.2020

Johanna Diehl | The Truth Resides in The Folds | Haus am Waldsee | 29.11.2019-23.02.2020

Johanna Diehl | The Truth Resides in The Folds | Haus am Waldsee | 29.11.2019-23.02.2020

until 23.02. | #2633ARTatBerlin | Haus am Waldsee presents from 29th November 2019 the exhibition The Truth Resides In The Folds (> In den Falten das Eigentliche) by the artist Johanna Diehl.

„The one who has once begun to unfold the fan of memory will continue to find new links […] no image will suffice for he can see that it can be unfolded, and only in the folds does the truth reside […].“ (from: Walter Benjamin, Das Passagen-Werk, transl.)

In the winter of 2019/20, Haus am Waldsee is showing its first institutional solo exhibition by internationally acclaimed photo artist Johanna Diehl (*1977) in Berlin. Freely inspired by Walter Benjamin, she develops her work out of the idea that the essence of history lies in the folds of memory. Diehl traces the hidden and oftentimes also forgotten in Europe‘s recent memory and finds images which state something, rather than simply enlighten or impress.

In her recent series, Diehl refers to private biographies of the West German postwar period. The grandniece of documenta founder Arnold Bode has evaluated slide magazines, diaries and archives of her grandparent’s generation for this purpose. Among these were well-known publishers and architects from Kassel. The artist precisely depicts traumas of the Nazi past. Her works deal with departure and silence during the first decades after 1945 as well as with the psychological aftereffects to this day.

Johanna Diehl studied art in Leipzig and Paris under Timm Rautert, Boris Mikhailov and Jean-Marc Bustamante, among others. She is a professor of photography in Würzburg and lives in Berlin.

The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue with articles by Katja Blomberg and Annette Tietenberg published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König.

Curated by Katja Blomberg and Johanna Diehl

ART at Berlin - Haus am Waldsee - Courtesy Galerie Wilma Tolksdorf - Johanna Diehl
Johanna Diehl: OBJEKT I (Kostümteil aus der Inszenierung „Hänsel und Gretel“ von Johann Kresnik. Raum/Kostüm: Penelope Wehrli. Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Berlin. Uraufführung: 24.11.1995),
2019, aus der Serie Dead Dad Wild Country, Fine Art Print, 67 x 54 cm,
Courtesy die Künstlerin und Galerie Wilma Tolksdorf Frankfurt/Berlin

Events during exhibition

Fri, 13. December, 20.00 Uhr:
Weihnachtskonzert Johann Sebastian Bach: Sechs Sonaten für Violine und Klavier, mit Johannes Roloff (Klavier) und Rahel Rilling (Violine). Vorverkauf: 18 Euro / Abendkasse: 20 Euro

Thu, 23. January, 19.30 Uhr: 
Künstlergespräch Katja Blomberg und Susanne Weiß im Gespräch mit Johanna Diehl. Eintritt inkl. Ausstellung 7/5 Euro

Thu, 6. February, 19.30 Uhr:
Buchvorstellung Wolfgang Ullrich. Selfies. Digitale Bildkulturen, Wagenbach 2019. Eintritt inkl. Ausstellung 7/5 Euro

Thu, 13. February, 19.30 Uhr:
Künstleressen im Stil der 1960er Jahre mit Johanna Diehl. Teilnahme 45 Euro plus Getränke. Nur mit Anmeldung bis 6.2.:

Sat, 22. Februar, 18.00 Uhr:
Performance Partituren des Nervösen. Poem für einen Spieler, tragbare Lautsprecher und Stahlkorsette von und mit Raphael Sbrzesny. Eintritt inkl. Ausstellung 7/5 Euro


Exhibition period: Friday, 29 November 2019 to Sunday, 23rd February 2020

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