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Ralph Schulz | Reconstruction of unknown Interiors

It is common knowledge that the things people dispose of can tell a great deal about their former owners. So it seems that every pile of bulky waste is also a carrier of manifold information of a no longer existent interior space and about the people who once lived in and arranged it to their taste. Ralph Schulz has become a master in deciphering this fragmented and scrappy information.

Ralph Schulz picks up the piles of bulk waste and takes them into his studio only to re-build the pieces of furniture, carpets, plants and other things into a complete room again. At the end of this reconstruction process is the creation of the space and how it may have looked in its original version. For the reconstruction process Schulz only uses the pieces from one pile of waste. By imagining how the former owner of the things would have arranged the room, Schulz tries to build an authentic reconstruction – despite knowing that it will always be hypothetical. But through the photographic reproduction of the interior, which imitates the sculptural process of reconstruction, a seemingly realistic level is added to the model of the room: When regarding a photograph it is imminent that the viewer immediately imagines to find a true reality in the depicted space as this is the notion of photography. However, Schulz’ work is not only a melancholic study of no longer existent spaces but also a reflection on the character of photography. Continue Reading →

European Month of Photography Berlin | Portfolio Review

For the first time, the European Month of Photography Berlin is offering a portfolio review. It will take place in the Berlinische Galerie at the conclusion of the festival on 24 and 25 November 2012. Continue Reading →

European Month of Photography Berlin 2012 / MdF Berlin / EMoP BerlinSwedish Photography © Lars Tunbjörk: Avesta 2007Thibault Brunet im Computerspielemuseum © Thibault Brunet: aus der Serie Vice CityC/O Berlin © Joel Sternfeld: A Woman Out Shopping With Her Pet Rabbit, Santa Monica, California, August 1998Fahnemann Projects © Michael Wesely: Palast der Republik, Berlin (28.6.2006 - 19.12.2008), 2008PHOTOPLATZ c/o Hotel Bogota © Antoine d’Agata: O.T. | Untitled (Kuba), 2010Pavlov`s Dog Raum für Fotografie © Michael Wesely: Pavel Pavlov (15.09 - 15.14 Uhr, 7.5.2012), 2012OSTKREUZ Agentur der Fotografen c/o Haus der Kulturen der Welt © Dawin Meckel: Aus der Serie | From the series Lubicon Cree, 2012Pinter & Milch – Galerie für Fotografie René Groebli: O.T. aus der Serie | Untitled from the series Das Auge der Liebe, 1953 © René Groebli Courtesy Pinter & Milch Galerie für Fotografiebobsairport c/o do you read me?! Julius Steffens: Superheld, 2011 © Julius Steffens BobsairportGalerie Wagner + Partner © Erwin Olaf: The Keyhole 2, 2011Ostkreuzschule für Fotografie. Abschlussklasse 2012  © Birte Kaufmann: o.T., 2011

5th European Month of Photography Berlin 2012

From October 19 – November 25 2012, the European Month of Photography Berlin (Europäischer Monat der Fotografie Berlin / MdF Berlin), the most important German photography festival, will take place for the fifth time.

Once every two years, more than 100 institutions in Berlin – including museums, cultural institutions, private collections, galleries, embassies, state offices, photography schools and project spaces – present exhibitions and events focussing on historical and contemporary photography.

Within the framework of the 5th European Month of Photography Berlin, over 200 events will be presented in addition to the 110 exhibitions.
The spectrum of events ranges from private viewings, tours and talks, to workshops, seminars and readings, to competitions and film screenings.

On Thursday, 18 October at 7:30 pm the festival opening takes place in the Akademie der Künste. Starting at 8:00 pm, it is possible to see the exhibition Cairo. Open City New Testimonies from an Ongoing Revolution in the Festival Centre on Pariser Platz.

Tip: Have a look at the route suggestions on the MdF website, which combine exhibitions with cultural & culinary strolls through the city – or plan your schedule according to thematic aspects such as Voyeurism, Cultural and National Identities, Urban and Peripheral Spaces, Berlin, Personal Identity and more!

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