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Film Premiere: Kriegsfotografinnen (Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin)
“Kriegsfotografinnen: Der Kampf um Bilder, Leben und Tod” (women war photographers: fighting for pictures, lives and death) by Sigrid Faltin will have its premiere at Martin-Gropius-Bau Berlin. After the screening, Pascale Hugues (Le Point) talks with Christine Spengler, one of the film’s photographers. Continue reading “Film Premiere: Kriegsfotografinnen (Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin)”
Berlinale 2016: Films that address War
Lecture “‘An artwork, liked by men’ – 100 Years of War as Mirrored by Art” (Berlin)
Catalyst: Contemporary Art and War (Imperial War Museum North, Manchester)
From 12 October 2013 until 23 February 2014, the Imperial War Museum North in Manchester presents the exhibition “Catalyst: Contemporary Art and War”, containing works of more than 40 contemporary artists about war in our time. The IWM’s huge and diverse collection could provide all the more than 70 works that have been made sinde the Gulf War of 1990/91. Among others, Steve McQueen, Frauke Eigen, Paul Seawright, Rasheed Araeen and Willie Doherty take part in this exhibition.
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Wounds of the World – Magnum Photos (Osnabrück)
Wartist Presents: Panel Discussion “Quo Vadis Afghanistan?”, Bavarian Army Museum (Ingolstadt)
We would like to invite all interested guests to the security political panel discussion “Quo Vadis Afghanistan?” with experts from Berlin, Brussels, Eschborn and Ingolstadt as part of our recently opened exhibition “Landscapes & Memory” with photographs by Jo Röttger. The panel discussion will take place in the Neues Schloß (New Castle), the main building of the Bavarian Army Museum, on Monday, 10 June 2013 from 1800h to 2000h and is followed by a small reception, offering the opportunity to continue the talks.
Wartist Presents: „Landscapes & Memory“ – Photos by Jo Röttger, Bavarian Army Museum (Ingolstadt)
On 28 May 2013, the exhibition „Landscapes & Memory“ by Hamburg-based photographer Jo Röttger will open at Bayerisches Armeemuseum (Bavarian Army Museum) in Ingolstadt. In 27 large-format photos with their picture language that reminds of romanticism, Röttger approaches landscapes and identity while addressing desire and alienation as well as the ongoing war in Afghanistan. A bilingual catalogue will be published on the occasion of the exhibition, curated by Martin Bayer (Wartist).
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Marissa Roth: One Person Crying – Women and War (Berlin)
Willy-Brandt-Haus presents the exhibition One Person Crying: Women and War with photos by Marissa Roth. Since 1984, the Pulitzer Prize laureate (born in 1957 in Los Angeles) is dealing with this issue: back then, she travelled to the Yugoslav homeland of her Jewish grandparents who had been murdered in 1942 by Hungarian Fascists. In 1988, she was assigned by Los Angeles Times to portray Afghan women refugees. The subject remained crucial for her work: One Person Crying: Women and War addresses the effects of war on women within their respective societies. Continue reading “Marissa Roth: One Person Crying – Women and War (Berlin)”
Bryan Adams: Exposed (Dusseldorf)
NRW-Forum Düsseldorf presents the photo exhibition Exposed with works by Bryan Adams, mostly known as musician. Many of the some 150 prints shown are glamour portraits of actors and fellow musicians. As maximum disruption to all those immaculate stars, Adams’s portraits of British war invalids are shown, too: a new series of impressive portraits of humans marked by war. Protheses replace the former limbs, monstrous scars refer to pain and injuries. According to Adams, these pictures are his way “to show the legacy of war”. Continue reading “Bryan Adams: Exposed (Dusseldorf)”