Robert Petschow and the new seeing
Since 2014 the Berlinische Galerie has awarded an annual Thomas Friedrich Research Grant in Photography. Michael Kempf, the recipient in 2019, worked on Robert Petschow (1888–1945), whose often seemingly outlandish aerial views taken in the 1920s and 1930s are still held in great esteem by historians of the medium. Petschow, one of the best-known balloonists in the Weimar Republic, not only published his images in aviation journals, but also contributed them to celebrated exhibitions and publications devoted to New Vision photography. Some thirty of his works will be shown in their own room within the permanent collection. Photographs from the holdings of the Berlinische Galerie will be complemented by loans from the Museum of Art and Cultural History of the Hanseatic City of Lübeck.
The Thomas Friedrich Research Grant in Photography is sponsored by its founder, the designer, publisher, photo-historian, and collector Manfred Heiting (The Heiting Library Trust). It offers researchers an opportunity to spend a year investigating a specific set of works in the Photography Collection.
14.Oct 4:00 pm
Guided Tour with Ulrich Domröse (curator)Guidet Tour
Ulrich Domröse, curator of photography, gives a guided tour and explains the work of Robert Petschow. The tour will be in German.
Berlinische Galerie Alte Jakobstraße 124 10969 Berlin berlinischegalerie.de
Only 10 people can take part in the tour. Please arrive on time and register at the ticket counter.
At the ticket counter on the day of the event takes place .
Guided tour included in the entrance fee. Admission: 8 € / 5 €, under 18 years free
17.Oct 11:00 am
Photo Book Talk / Distanz VerlagPhoto Book Talk
Paul Hutchinson, Ralf Marsault, and Ashkan Sahihi gaze through the photographic lens at phenomena of urban culture and communitization. Nevertheless, their protagonists, subjects, and artistic approaches couldn’t be more different. In a panel discussion marking the publication of three volumes by Hutchinson, Marsault, and Sahihi, Distanz asks the artists: in today’s digital world, what is the value of analogue photography as a record of the time? What role do artistic publications play in this? And how can the medium of photography artistically document processes of urban change? Visit us at the publishing house and talk to the artists in person.
Berlinische Galerie Alte Jakobstraße 124 10969 Berlin
1.10. – 18.01.2021
Alte Jakobstraße 124
10969 Berlin - Kreuzberg
T 030 78902600
Wed–Mon 10–18 h
Bus: M29 Waldeckpark, 248 Jüdisches Museum
Bahn: U1 Hallesches Tor, U6 Kochstr./Hallesches Tor, U8 Moritzplatz
Day ticket: 8 EUR Reduced admission: 5 EUR Every first Monday of a month all visitors pay only 4 EUR Free admission for under 18s