A grey haze in the air and the smell of coal are history, Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg has become hip, colorful and the developments of more than two decades have been as fast-paced as they have been challenging.
A good reason to present the works of eight photographic artists from both parts of the district, Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg, that document the changes. From Berlin’s poorhouse to a fashionable, attractive and expensive ‘in’ district, from dirty streets to street parties, from public art to street art and murals, from violent demos to Myfest, the self-assertion of the Queer community and the corner pub’s fight for survival. The focus of all this are the people who populate this area and fill it with life, a life that is often an imaginative fight for survival. This is not city marketing material.
It’s the bare bones.
Participating photographers: Heiner Bernd, Siebrand Rehberg, Michael Sauer, Nanette Fleig, Ann-Christine Jansson, Ursula Kamischke, Ellen Röhner and Florian Günther.
Opening: 27 September, 7:30 p.m.