until 31.10. | #2872ARTatBerlin | Galerie Gilla Lörcher shows from 2nd October 2020 the solo exhibition Vintage Portraits: cultural workers of the 70s / 80s with photographs by the artist Ute Schendel. The exhibition is part of the EMOP – European Month of Photography.
For the European Month of Photography EMOP 2020 and the exhibition at Galerie Gilla Lörcher, the photographer Ute Schendel has selected a series of vintage print portraits from the 70s and 80s. They show prominent personalities from the world of theater, film and literature with whom the photographer was / is in close contact. Back then, Schendel experimented with a sulfur toning technique on Agfa P90 paper. This painterly component gave the ‘realistic’ portraits an expressive power.
After a series of attempts, she left it at that and turned to documentary photography in the future. The vintage print portraits remained in the photographer’s Basel studio archive and were rediscovered by her in 2019. 13 large-format sulfur tonings (each 45 x 60 cm) by: Fernando Arabal, Mauricio Kagel, Walter Stöhrer, Samuel Beckett, Peter Kurzck, Ezra Gerhard, George Tabori and others will be presented.
These pictures are complemented by black and white portraits (silver gelatine prints, also mostly vintage) by Gisèle Freund, Lee Strasberg, Heiner Müller, Herbert Achternbusch, Einar Schleef, Miriam Cahn, R.A. Penck, Joanna Jones and others
Foto: © Ute Schendel, Samuel Beckett, silver gelatine print, partly sulfur toned, 45 x 60 cm
For forty years, Ute Schendel has preferred to use black and white photography. She started as a theater and portrait photographer in the 1970s at the Schiller Theater in Berlin and accompanied productions by theater directors such as Einar Schleef, Heiner Müller, Patrice Chéreau and Jan Fabre. Their extensive image archive contains portraits of actors, directors, photographers, painters, musicians, writers and other cultural workers.
Ute Schendel has also created a large oeuvre in the field of landscape photography over the past decades.
The photographer Ute Schendel, born in Berlin in 1948, lives and works in Basel. Her photographic work has been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions.
The artist will be present during the opening on 2 Oct and at the artist talk on 3 Oct at 4 p.m.
Vernissage: Friday, 2 October 2020, 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Exhibition dates: Friday, 2 October – Saturday, 31 October 2020
Artist talk: Saturday, 3 October 2020, 4:00 pm
Opening hours during EMOP: Tue-Sat 3:00 – 6:00 pm
Vorschau: Iris Musolf | Objects | 7. November – 11. Dezember 2020 | Opening 7. November 2020To the Gallery
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