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29 Nov 2011

Alessandro Imbriaco – Temporary Autonomous Zone

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Alessandro Imbriaco - Temporary Autonomous Zone

“The project is envisioned as a discontinuous mapping of alternative housing models that exist in and around Rome. This discontinuity traces the unique expansion of these models and their essentially transitory nature. It is a rethinking of the concept of abusivismo, (understood here not only as unauthorized occupation of a space, but also as the transformation of the space itself, of its functions and aesthetic order) as generator of détournement and dérive and therefore incompatible with the illusion of city planning.” – Alessandro Imbriaco about ‘Temporary Autonomous Zone’

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28 Nov 2011

Jürgen Scriba – Situ Art

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Jürgen Scriba - Situ Art

“I use the term [situ art] to refer to art created at or in relation to a specific place (’in situ’). However, these projects at public places like airports, railway stations or office buildings don’t portrait concrete venues but rather capture the essence of a situation: a gathering of people linked by common goals or interests and the desire to communicate with each other and their surroundings.” – Jürgen Scriba

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25 Nov 2011

Friday Quote: Arno Fischer

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“Photography is female. – Women take photos with gut instinct and men with their brains. And that’s not possible with the brain.”

Arno Fischer, 1927-2011

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24 Nov 2011

Matthias Walendy – re:green

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Matthias Walendy - re:green

Matthias Walendy, one of the this year’s graduates of the Ostkreuzschule explores in his work “re:green” the Urban Gardening Movement in Berlin.

“The work ‘re: green’ deals with the city people’s desire to find back to nature.
Is it the desire to indulge into something that has a prescribed sequence, to which man has no great influence? In a society in which he is constantly busy with his life, his work, to coordinate his schedule, he seeks for the moment when he is not determining, but is determined.” – Matthew Walendy about re:green

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23 Nov 2011

Fridolin Welti – Die Familie meines Sohnes

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Fridolin Welti - Die Familie meines Sohnes

Fridolin Welti’s final work at the Ostkreuzschule Berlin “Die Familie meines Sohnes” (The Family of my Son) reflects on the importance of family.

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22 Nov 2011

DFA Conference at Deichtorhallen Hamburg

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Tagung der DFA in den Deichtorhallen Hamburg

Photo: Henning Rogge/Haus der Photographie

 

The Deutsche Fotografische Akademie presents lectures and slide shows on its conference at the Deichtorhallen Hamburg on 03th and 04th December 2011. Amongst others with Ute Behrend , Wolfgang Bellwinkel and Göran Gnaudschun..

On the 03rd December at 18:15 the popular Portfolio Walk takes place. About 20 artists, amongst others Daniel Hofer, Werner Mansholt and Valerie Schmidt will present their portfolio.

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21 Nov 2011

Stefan Koch – Meine Quelle Geschichte

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Stefan Koch - Meine Quelle Geschichte

“My photographic search for traces started only a few months after the closure of the company. A partial demolition by the new owners had already begun – old interiors and traces of the old order were still present. I visualized this disappearing. During my visits I got in contact with former employees of the mail-order house Quelle. They told me about their personal stories.”- Stefan Koch about “Meine Quelle Geschichte”

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18 Nov 2011

Friday Quote: Hunter S. Thompson

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“When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.”

Hunter S. Thompson, 1937-2005

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17 Nov 2011

Meike Fischer – 8qm Tisch – Bett – Stuhl

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Meike Fischer  - 8qm Tisch – Bett – Stuhl

For her series “8sqm table – chair – bedMeike Fischer photographed a recently closed women’s prison in Frankfurt. The barren cells have an area of approximately 8 square meters and are equipped with a bed, a toilet bowl, a table and a chair.

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