until 16.05. | #1870ARTatBerlin | Photo Edition Berlin shows from 24th February 2018 the exhibition”Staged Photographs 1983-1995″ by the Berlin artist Matthias Leupold.
Matthias Leupold is not a documentary photographer, however “realistic” his pictures may appear. The reality of his pictures is always staged.
Born in East Berlin in 1959, he lived there in the district of Prenzlauer Berg until his emigration to the western part of the city in 1986, where he has been working on pictures since 1983, staged with actors and directed counter worlds to everyday life in East Germany. His research and examination of their norms and conventions led him to look for images of “reality behind reality” and topics that lie outside public and propagated self-assurance.
In the exhibition we show a selection of individual works of the staged photographs from 1983-1995, as well as the series “Fahnenappell” and “Die Schönheit der Frauen”.
The opening speech will be given by Ekkehard Maaß, who founded the Literarische Salon in Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg in 1978 and became one of the most important meeting places for a generation of artists, who, 10 years before the end of the GDR, had abandoned their socialist ideology.
Watch here the opening speech by Ekkehard Maaß on 24th February 2018 in the gallery photo edition berlin:
Vernissage: Saturday, 24th February 2018, 07:00 – 09:00 Uhr. The artist is present. With an opening speech by Ekkehard Maaß.
Exhibition period: Monday, 26th February to Saturday, 28th April 2018 – extended until 16. Mai 2018!Zur photo editon berlin
Image caption cover image: Matthias LEUPOLD, Im Kino Teil II (Triptychon), 1983, Vintage Silbergelatine Baryth Abzug, je 100 x 135 cm
Exhibition Matthias Leupold – photo edition berlin | Contemporary Art – Kunst in Berlin – ART at Berlin
Note: Crowdfunding Prokekt 990 Faces
STARTNEXT PROJEKT – Hans-Jürgen Raabe – 990 faces
In April 2018, a 3-month photo exhibition is to be realized at the Kunsthalle Darmstadt and a selection of the 540 photos of the “990 faces” will be shown. The money will be used to cover the production costs of the photographic exhibits.
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A selection of his photographs can also be found here.
Financing target until Wednesday, 28 February 2018