German Theater 2010-2020

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Calla Henkel and Max Pitegoff
German Theater 2010-2020
5.09 - 8.11.2020

German Theater 2010-2020 is the first survey of the work of Calla Henkel (*1988, Minneapolis) and Max Pitegoff (*1987, Buffalo). The exhibition offers an insight into a decade of production during which the artists developed both a renewed conceptual approach to photography and the construction of social situations within the Berlin cultural scene, including running bars and staging theater plays. Alongside a large selection from their most significant photo series, the exhibition pays tribute to the collaborative character of their enterprise.

Berlin, already an established bohemian cultural capital, has more recently become a fertile environment for the new digital economy and its forms of consumption. Henkel and Pitegoff’s oeuvre spins the allegory of a historical moment in which precarity and gentrification function as two sides of the same coin.

The exhibition is realized in collaboration with guest curator Fabrice Stroun.
With the generous support of Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin.

With the support of:
Volkart Stiftung
Dr. Georg und Josi Guggenheim Stiftung
Boner Stiftung für Kunst und Kultur

Opening
04.09.2020 16:00
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