Posts Tagged ‘UdSSR’

Wartist presents: “Jens Kloppmann – The Prose of Events” at ARD-Hauptstadtstudio

Wednesday, 25. January 2012, 1432h No comments

We are pleased to announce another exhibition at ARD-Hauptstadtstudio, Berlin: “Die Prosa der Ereignisse” (The Prose ov Events), to be opened on 7 February 2012. Several cycles and other individual works by Jens Kloppmann will form a cross-section of his work. Both the materials and techniques used are manifold and reach from video installations and retouched photos to plaster casts and fretworks, to name a few. Ulrich Deppendorf, Head of ARD-Hauptstadtstudio,  will open the exhibition that is curated by Martin Bayer . This exhibition, too, will be kindly supported by Deutsche Atlantische Gesellschaft e.V. and SONY Deutschland.

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“Die, Nazi Scum!” Soviet TASS Propaganda Posters 1941-1945, Andrew Edlin, New York

Thursday, 17. November 2011, 1622h No comments

From 17 November 2011 to 14 January 2012, New York-based Andrew Edlin Gallery presents Soviet propaganda posters from the Second World War in its exhibition “Die, Nazi Scum!” Soon after the German attack on the Soviet Union in June 1941, the Okna TASS studio was founded in Moscow. During the war, it produced the enormous output of 1,240 posters, equalling nearly one work per day. Read more…

Jens Kloppmann: “schlachten” (Kunstraum Richard Sorge, Berlin)

Friday, 29. April 2011, 1152h No comments

On 5 May 2011, Kunstraum Richard Sorge will open the solo show “schlachten” with works by Jens Kloppmann. The exhibits presented address war, perception and commemoration by various ways and different materials. On show from 8 May onwards (and thus parallel to the anniversary of unconditional surrender of German forces in World War II), the exhibition will be supported by special events such as an artist’s talk on 26 May, moderated by Martin Bayer (

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Borrowed Plumes: Demokratie-Spiegel writes about Jürgen Graetz’s “Erinnerungen”

Monday, 1. November 2010, 1632h No comments

The online magazine “Demokratie-Spiegel” published a short review about the photo exhibition “Jürgen Graetz: Erinnerungen” that is curated by Martin Bayer. They already had been so kind to previously point to the exhibition’s opening  on 29 October 2010.

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Opening: Chandogin – War Photography from Karelia and Leningrad 1939-1944

Sunday, 31. October 2010, 1637h No comments

From 5 November 2010 onwards, the German-Russian Museum in Berlin-Karlshorst1 is presenting the photo exhibition “Chandogin – War Photography from Karelia and Leningrad 1939-1944”. Since years, this museum is curating excellent exhibitions of Soviet photographers who often are hardly known in the West. This exhibition shall not the least be interesting, as its first focus is on the Soviet-Finnish Winter War of 1939-1940, about which relatively few photos are available.

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  1. On 8/9 May 1945 at the then Army Combat Engineers Barracks, the unconditional surrender of the German Wehrmacht was signed again and thus ratified, therefore ending the Second World War in Europe.

Jürgen Graetz: Erinnerungen (Memories)

Saturday, 30. October 2010, 1529h No comments

As already announced here, on 29 October 2010, the exhibition “Erinnerungen” (memories) with photographs of Jürgen Graetz was successfully opened in the premises of the Berlin-based political consultancy republik movida GmbH. The welcome address was given by Lars Lindemann MdB (FDP) in the presence of the artist.

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Dieter Keller (1909-1985) – Photos from the Eastern Front

Thursday, 28. October 2010, 1934h No comments

After a short reminder to the opening of the exhibition “Dieter Keller (1909-1985): Photos von der Ostfront” (Photos from the Eastern Front) in the Berlin-based Gallery Berinson, we finally had the opportunity to see all the works. Traces of the Second World War are shown from the view of an artistically thoroughly able pacifist: the people portrayed – may they be alive or dear – all remain their dignity. After having seen countless photos from World War II, we do not know many others of similiar artistic quality.

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Wartist presents: “Memories” by Jürgen Graetz

Thursday, 21. October 2010, 1927h 2 comments

From 29 October 2010, Jürgen Graetz – who grew up in East Germany – will show a selection of his photos  in the premises of the Berlin-based political consultancy republik movida GmbH. The exhibition “Erinnerungen” (Memories) is curated by Martin Bayer (, with a welcome address by Lars Lindemann MdB (FDP).

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Opening: Dieter Keller (1909-1985) – Photos from the Eastern Front

Thursday, 14. October 2010, 1821h No comments

From 16 October 2010, Gallery Berinson in Berlin is presenting 50 impressive photographs by Dieter Keller that he took while being a German soldier at the Eastern Front in 1941-42. There are countless snapshots from the Second World War from many soldiers, but the quality presented at this exhibition may be unique.

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“Mother Motherland” (Kiev) and more works by Vuchetich

Wednesday, 11. August 2010, 1650h No comments

In today’s issue of FAZ, Germany’s most important newspaper, the Ukrainian author Yuri Andrukhovych (“The Secret”) describes the problematic handling of democracy in his motherland in his article “Bitte beobachten Sie mein Land! – Was soll die Ukraine in Europa?” (Please observe my country! – What does Ukraine suppose to be in Europe?). He also refers to the re-emerging adoration for Stalin (see also our article on the new Stalin memorial in Zaporizhia).

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