Annual Programme 2020



City (un)limited – the dream of your own house

Exhibition from August 23rd, 2020 to January 2021

The question of land ownership in relation to the tension between the needs of individuals and those of the community is becoming increasingly urgent. The exhibition takes stock of the settlement area in the Berlin district of Marzahn-Hellersdorf, which is considered the largest contiguous housing estate in Germany. Is the autonomy of individuals really realized through (residential) ownership?  The artistic positions of the exhibition move between taking stock, analyses of the political, economic and social aspects and possible future scenarios.  The exhibition is accompanied by an extensive program.

List of the artists
Sigrun Drapatz / Tanja Lenuweit
Ina Geißler
Eva Kietzmann
Thomas Kilpper / Ina Wudtke
Ulrike Cuddle
Fabian Lippert
Cleaning company
Daniele Tognozzi

B1 – a street through Berlin

Exhibition from August 23rd, 2020 to November 6th, 2020

Photographs by Aenne Burghardt, Ekkehart Keintzel, André Kirchner, Andreas Muhs, Peter Oehlmann, Cordia Schlegelmilch, Jörg Schmiedekind, Wolf Jobst Siedler, Peter Thieme, Volker Wartmann, Arnd Weider and Jochen Wermann. 2016 to 2020

The B1 main road connects numerous places of historical significance that shape the cityscape and make German history of the 20th century readable and tangible: November Revolution, Weimar Republic, Nazi period, war and post-war, Berlin's division and reunion after the fall of the Wall and German reunification. The contradictory history of this city, its ruptures and changes manifest themselves in the urban spaces and architecture found along the B1, which can be experienced and understood like a sequence of exhibits.

Twelve photographers show their personal perceptions and conceptions of these urban spaces, which are anchored in the present but never allow their history to be forgotten.

The Berlin Round Table on Urban Photography, which now brings together fourteen photographers on a regular basis, works on common photographic themes in addition to discussion and exchange.  
In 2016 the discussion about the B1 began. A section of this traffic route, which originally stretched from Königsberg to Aachen, passes through Berlin, from Mahlsdorf in the east of the city to the Glienicke Bridge in the southwest.

As part of the EMOP Berlin – European Month of Photography 2020