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13.08.2010

 

Abandoned - photographs by Friederike Brandenburg on show at Berlin's Postfuhramt until the end of September

A light blue car roof, hidden amongst wild fern and luscious green protective trees. A derelict shack in a snowy landscape, the former glory of the colour on the wall has faded and the paint has started to flake.

Two rusty lorries harmoniously blend into their surroundings. These lonely and abandoned, useless and neglected urban finds lie strewn in a vast, empty landscape – in places where they don’t belong.

Photographer Friederike Brandenburg follows these stray paths of civilisation in a seemingly undisturbed natural environment. Beyond the trodden and driven paths, in shady forest clearings or on sweeping, open surfaces she discovers human legacies of a unique aesthetic and absurdity. Her photographs visualise the strange and touching relationship between beauty and decay, miles away from Botox.

Photographer Felix Hoffmann, curator at C/O Berlin, has discovered twenty young photographers so far and has provided them with the Berliner Postfuhramt venue as a launch pad to present their work.

The series is titled ‘Talents’ and presents approaches by art photographers, photojournalists and documentary photographers. The concept stands out, as it doesn’t just provide an opportunity of exhibiting work, but also the idea of placing the photographs in a discussion.

Friederike Brandenburg presents her ‘Zurückgelassen’ (‘Abandoned’) series on the 20th anniversary. Her series was shot in Norway and captures more than just glaciers, Fjords and forests - it depicts human legacies. Art dealer Sophia Greiff gets to the heat of her conceptual approach.

C/O Berlin produces a publication to accompany each monographic exhibition. Each book sees a different newcomer critic, art dealer or art historian – in this case Sophia – immerse themselves in the art and work and contextualise them in art history terms.

The Non-Profit-Institution has been exhibition artistic approaches since 2006. It is a current race for time, the new Israeli owner of the Postfuhramt - Elad Sharon Tshuva, has terminated C/O’s lease for 31 March 2011.

Elad offered an extension of the contract until 31.12.2011, however C/O claim that the terms deemed this unrealistic. The offer would have entailed moving to another space in the building and smaller facilities. The Rodeo Club and restaurant are also affected by the termination of the contract.


Zurückgelassen - Friederike Brandenburg
C/o Berlin : Talents 20 .
until 27.09.2010

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