C/O Berlin is one of Berlin’s most beloved photography galleries, with a rich and diverse exhibition programme throughout the year. Both local and international photographers are featured on a regular basis and the gallery has an extensive educational offering as well, from training for school groups to street art photography tours.
Right now there are two wonderful exhibitions on at the gallery, both of which will close in less than a week, on Sunday 11th March. So for your spontaneous pleasure, we recommend you fit these two glorious photographic exhibitions into your Berlin itinerary.
Joel Meyerowitz. Why Color?
New York born Joel Meyerowitz is a multi award wining photographer who last year was recognised by the Leica Hall of Fame for his lifetime of achievement in photography. From classic NYC street scenes to transient moments of urban life, his work has captured the imaginations of viewers for almost 6 decades and he is considered to be one of the most prolific and influential street photographers.
His first foray into photography was with colour film, but he also shot on black and white for as much of his career, experimenting with the nuances each could provide to the captured image. Joel Meyerowitz Why Colour has been curated for ℅ Berlin by Felix Hoffman and is the only exhibition of this work that will be shown in Germany. The collection features images from the beginning of Meyerowitz’s career in 1962 to present day, including vintage colour and back and white prints exhibited by their relationship to each other. Not to be missed!
Torbjørn Rødland. Back in Touch
There is a definite Scandinavian sensibility to the works of Norwegian born photographer Torbjørn Rødland, but the urban influences of Los Angeles where he now lives are also undeniable.
With a unique eye for capturing the mysterious through unusual composition and lighting, his subjects are often borderline disturbing with only a vague sensibility of why. Rødland’s work has a commercial aesthetic, with a glossy erotic undertone that is both stirring and jarring at once. Torbjørn Rødland Back in Touch has been curated by Ann-Christin Bertrand and ℅ Berlin is hosting the first solo exhibition of Rødland’s work to be held in Germany. The collection features images and film from his most recent years work.
Coming Soon – Irving Penn. Centennial
One of the most esteemed photographers of the 1950s and 60s sadly passed away in 2009, but Irving Penn’s work lives on and is celebrated in the upcoming exhibition at C/O Berlin celebrating 100 years since his birth.
Irving Penn Centennial will open in a few weeks on 23rd March, featuring 240 works from his foundation in a major retrospective. From abstract nudes to celebrities, still life to contemporary art, Penn’s photographs were both groundbreaking and timeless in their uniqueness, with his style still relevant and inspiring today. The exhibition opening will be held at 7pm on Friday 23rd March and entry is free.