September 2018 – February 2019
Birgit Auf der Lauer & Caspar Pauli
After graduating in 2011 from the art academies in Berlin Birgit Auf der Lauer and Caspar Pauli continued to work together as a duo, also collaborating with colleagues on various projects. Their immediate and culturally diverse neighbourhood of Neukölln in Berlin moves them and propels their work – sometimes towards research trips to other cities or countries, sometimes just a few steps down neighbouring pavements. After lengthy conversations with people, colleagues or their families about their history, beliefs, belongings, nations and identities, personal landmarks and upheavals, after roaming around and searching for a form of narrative, Birgit and Caspar create works ranging between installation, performance, text and video.
March – August 2019
Sven Johne (born 1976, Bergen auf Rügen, GDR), studied German Literature, Journalism and Onomastics at the University of Leipzig from 1996 to 1998, and later Photography at the Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig, under Prof. Timm Rautert. In his works—ranging from extensive photography-and-text series over videos to travel journals—Johne consistently links textual and pictorial sources. The artist’s oeuvre is complemented by monographs and artist books, among others the latest publication ’47 Faults Between Calais and Idomeni’, 2018, published by the Hans und Charlotte Krull Stiftung, Berlin.
Johne’s work has recently been shown at Camera Austria in Graz, AU; Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art, Riga, LVA; the Triennial of Photography Hamburg, Hamburg; at Berlinische Galerie, Berlin; mumok, Vienna, AT (2017); Hiroshima MoCA Hiroshima, JP; Pinakothek der Moderne, München; Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (NBK), Berlin; KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin. Johne’s works are part of international collections such as the Bundeskunstsammlung, the Museum Folkwang Essen, Centre Pompidou, and the Sprengel Museum Hannover.