Riccardo, Gordiani, Rom, 2017

EXHIBITION | Are You Happy?

Galerie Poll
Gipsstraße 3, 10119 Berlin

September, 6 to October, 26, 2019

Opening: Thursday, September, 5, 2019, 6 – 9 pm
Artist Talk and Booklaunch: Thursday, Oktober , 10, 2019, 7 pm

Gnaudschuns work ‘Are You Happy?’ is situated in the eastern periphery of Rome. An area where living conditions are rather cramped, residential blocks rise like walls, and abandoned agricultural land appears out of nowhere. Where young, trendy districts bleed into residential areas for white and blue-collar workers and for people whose means of income is anything but clear. And, as one continues eastward, things become increasingly poorer. High-rise complexes, shells of unfinished buildings, problematic districts. The ancient city wall divides the periphery from the postcard city of Rome.
In his latest series, Gnaudschun is concerned with the question of being, of living space and lifespans. The concreteness of the portraits and the suggestive atmospheres of the urban spaces negotiate the present of the generally human: ‘Are you happy?’


Arles, FotoHaus ParisBerlin

7 rue de la Roquette, 13200 Arles, France

30th June to 31st July 2019

Open: Daily 11:00 am – 7:00pm
Vernissage: Wednesday 3rd July, 6:30 pm

The exhibition takes place during the „Rencontres d’Arles“, the international photography festival Göran Gnaudschun shows pictures from his Rome series „Are You Happy?“.

Aff Galerie Anna Eckold, Anne Erhard, Stefanie Rieder, Sarah Straßmann, Matthias Walendy, Andrea Wilmsen, Franca Wohlt
BelleVue – Ort für Fotografie Anja Conrad, Wilma Leskowitsch
Collection Regard Philipp J. Bösel & Burkhard Maus, Amin El Dib, Thomas Gosset Valère, Hein Gorny, Margret Hoppe, Dietrich Oltmanns
COLLECTIF F1.4 Laura Bonnefous, Gabrielle Chaillat, Maud Lecompte, Luc Quelin, Margaux Roy
Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Florian Albrecht-Schoeck, Jana Bissdorf, Malte Sänger
ENSP Schüler, Arles Adèle Delefosse, Victor Drouineau, Yasmine Goudjil, Adrien Julliard, Noria Kaouadji, Naïma Lecomte, Maxime Muller, Marie Perraudin, Robin Plusquellec
Freundeskreis Willy-Brandt-Haus Bernd Heyden
Galerie Folia Peter Puklus, Patrick Tourneboeuf
Galerie Franzkowiak Martin Imboden
Hartmann Projects Sue Barr
Haus am Kleistpark Göran Gnaudschun
LesAssociés Alexandre Dupeyron, Elie Monferier, Joël Peyrou, Sébastien Sindeu, Olivier Panier des Touches
Kuratiert von Sylvain Besson, Sammlungsdirektor, Musée Nicéphore Niépce VU, Voilà, Maurice Tabard, Marcel Ichac, Lucien Vogel, Agence Trampus, Agence Pacific & Atlantic und anonyme Fotografen
Ostkreuzschule für Fotografie Miguel Brusch, Charlott Cobler, Uli Kaufmann, Patricia Morosan, Jana Sophia Nolle, Toni Petraschk, Nils Stelte, Anna Tiessen, Sebastian Wells
ParisBerlin>fotogroup (*in Kooperation mit Galerie Franzkowiak) Sue-Elie Andrade-Dé, Graziano Arici („Coup de coeur“ aus Arles), Holger Biermann*, Vanessa Deflache, Anton Roland Laub, Sandra Schmalz, Torsten Schumann, Andreas Trogisch*
W.E.R Ulysses Casper Aguila Christoffersen, Marion Brun, Aurélien Ciller, Fanny Duval, Hermine Naudin
L’Ascenseur Végétal

Projektionen Kinohaus:
ARTE France
Dokumentarfilme + Karambolage Programm
HGB Leipzig
Klasse für Fotografie und Bewegtbild von Tina Bara
MoPa – Computer Graphics Animation School, Arles


Workshop | Afterimages – Photography and Remembering

Atelier für Fotografie, Christburger Str. 18, D-10405 Berlin

19th to 24th of August 2019

„Afterimages“ is a workshop on collective memory and personal remembrance with photographic means. The participants will do research, search and find stories – the city of Berlin, or their own. The implementation is free and follows the topic and the intentions of the participants. It can consist of working with reproductions of contemporary history or the private family album. It can also end in atmospheric cityscapes, intense portraits, clear architectural shots, relaxed street photography or enigmatic still lifes. Berlin is made for it, this city is charged with history like no other and can serve as a foil for your own photographic narratives and pictorial concepts.

My goal is to spin wide concepts with the participants, to help them to navigate through time with photography, to examine ideas together and to find adequate forms and styles.

Through one’s own work, the social memory can once again be transformed into something very personal. And personal memory can acquire social relevance.

The workshop „Afterimages – Photography and Remembering“ is about developing your own work within six days. The workshop will mainly consist of thematic grounding, lectures, photography and selection, as well as picture discussions and joint discussions. In addition, exhibition visits and joint evenings will encourage reflection on one’s own pictures. At the end, the works will be presented in an exhibition.

The workshop will be held in German in a small group of 6 to 12 participants. The participation fee is 570, – Euro (including 19% VAT). Interested parties should apply by email until 19 July 2019.


EXHIBITION | Remembering Landscape

De Markten,
Oude Graanmarkt 5, 1000 Brüssel, Belgien
April, 26, to June, 9, 2019
Opening: April, 25, 2019, 05:30 pm

What is landscape today? We continue to imagine the aesthetic ideal comprising a variety of natural, agricultural and settlement areas. By contrast, modern landscapes are often ‘non-places’. Traces appear there – traces of industrial intervention, changing  borderlines, flight, war or uncontrolled development and mining.

What remains is a remnant of nature, in which ruins bear witness to historical events. Barren landscapes that speak of past violence, degraded to material. At the same time memories (of war) are embodied visibly by 20th century architectural monuments.

The exhibition is a collaboration between the Museum für Gegenwartskunst (Siegen), the National Museum of Contemporary Art (Boekarest), the Centre for Decontamination (Belgrado), De Markten en de vzw Sint-Lukasgalerie Brussel and LUCA School of Arts (Brussel).

Marianna Christofides, Chloe Dewe Mathews, Lukas Einsele, Anne Heinlein and Göran Gnaudschun, Markus Karstieß, Thomas Kellner, Jan Kempenaers, Aglaia Konrad, Susanne Kriemann, Armin Linke, Andreas Mühe, Alexandra Navratil, Unknown Fields Division, Danny Veys and Kristof Vrancken


EXHIBITION | Voices Seeking One Another
(Voci che si cercano)

Versione italiana di seguito

Casa Onna
Via dei Martiri, I-67100 L’Aquila, Italia
April, 6 to September, 15, 2019

At 6:32 pm on April 6, 2009, a massive earthquake shook the city of L’Aquila and its surrounding area. It was particularly tragic in the village of Onna in the periphery. Of the 300 inhabitants, 40 died that night. Only one rubble field remained. Already during the Second World War the village was hit by a misfortune: On 11 June 1944 soldiers of the German Wehrmacht committed during their retreat a massacre and destroyed nearly a third of all buildings.

The small village Onna is a place of pain. Almost everyone here has to suffer losses in the family. It is not easy to live with it. An earthquake is more than a vibration of stones, it is a shake of the belief in the fundamental strength of the world and reveals its provisional nature. Ten years after the earthquake, the people of Onna still live in the huts next to the ruin field that had previously been their village. The reconstruction is progressing slowly.

I photographed the village and portrayed the people: children, adolescents and older people. Grief and pain, but also resistance and strength I found in the faces. I have photographed village landscapes and I were deeply immersed in the past of the place. Thus, the overflowing images from the past combine with the quiet, deserted recordings of the present.

„Voices Seeking One Another“ is a work of memory, of the passing of time, of pain and loss, but also of the human capacity to live one’s life in spite of everything. There is only this one. Everything lives on, but the earthquake shows how quickly the present can decay into a before and a after. I pick up the strings and try to reunite them for the viewer.

„Voices that seek“ was created on the initiative and with the support of the Goethe-Institut Rome, the association „Onna Onlus“ and the inhabitants of the village of Onna.

Open: Mo-Fr 10 am – 1 pm, 3 pm – 6 pm and Sa 3 – 6 pm



6 aprile – 15 settembre 2019
L’Aquila – Casa Onna, Via dei Martiri, Fraz. Onna, 67100 L’Aquila

Per il decimo anniversario del terremoto, il Goethe-Institut ha invitato l’artista Göran Gnaudschun, artista che ha fatto del ricordo collettivo e della sua rilevanza un momento centrale della sua ricerca, a realizzare fotografie e raccogliere materiale sul passato e sul presente della comunità onnese. Questo lavoro sarà presentato in una mostra che inaugurerà il 6 aprile 2019 a Casa Onna.

“Il 6 aprile 2009 alle 3:32 del mattino una violentissima serie di scosse fa tremare la città de L’Aquila e le zone limitrofe. A essere gravemente danneggiata è soprattutto la frazione di Onna, nella periferia de L’Aquila. In quella notte perdono la vita 40 dei suoi 300 abitanti e il paesino viene raso al suolo. Già durante la Seconda Guerra Mondiale Onna era stata colpita da una sciagura: l’11 giugno 1944, durante la ritirata, alcuni soldati della Wehrmacht tedesca massacrarono 17 abitanti e distrussero un terzo di tutti gli edifici.
Le immagini della storia più lontana e recente si equivalgono. Sciagure, che siano perpetrate dall’uomo o naturali, portano a conseguenze simili, ma è la mancanza di logica che spesso è difficile da comprendere. Il paesino di Onna è un luogo del dolore. Quasi tutti in paese rammaricano la perdita di un caro. Non è facile convivere con questo destino. A dieci anni dal terremoto, gli abitanti di questa frazione vivono ancora accampati accanto alle macerie di quello che dieci anni prima era il loro paese, mentre i lavori di ricostruzione procedono a rilento.
Il passato non trascorre mai, resta presente, lasciando una ferita nel tempo e nelle famiglie. Le macerie delle case ne sono l’espressione tangibile e il ricordo delle persone è un campo invisibile che le circonda”. (Göran Gnaudschun)

Orari di apertura: Lun-Ven 10-13, 15-18, Sab 15-18


Il testo di Gnaudschun sul lavoro

INTERVIEW | Goethe Institut

Knowing What’s Really Important


EXHIBITION | Remembering Landscape

National Museum of Contemporary Art Bucharest
Palace of the Parliament wing E4, Izvor St. 2-4, Bucharest 050563

15 November 2018 – 17 March 2019

Opening: 15 November 2018, 7 pm

Artists: Bogdan Bordeianu, Lucian Bran, Marianna Christofides, Chloe Dewe Mathews, Lukas Einsele, Anca Benera & Arnold Estefán, Cyprien Gaillard, Dani Ghercă, Anne Heinlein & Göran Gnaudschun, Nicu Ilfoveanu , Markus Karstieß, Thomas Kellner, Jan Kempenaers, Aglaia Konrad, Susanne Kriemann, Armin Linke, Ciprian Mureșan, Andreas Mühe, Multiplicity, Alexandra Navratil, Cristian Rusu, Larisa Sitar, Milica Tomić & Sans Souci Collective, Unknown Fields of Division, Danny Veys, Paul Virilio, Kristof Vrancken
Curators: Sandra Demetrescu, Eva Schmidt, Kai Vöckler


Foto: o.T. (#17), from „RIPE”, 2001-2003

EXHIBITION | To be continued

Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation
Mergenthalerallee 61, D-65760 Eschborn

12 October 2018 to 11 January, 2019

Opening: Thursday, 11 Oktober 2018, 06:30 p.m.

Registration required:

Bernd und Hilla Becher, Anna und Bernhard Blume, Rineke Dijkstra, Angela Fensch, Samuel Fosso, Aymeric Fouqez, Göran Gnaudschun, Jitka Hanzlova, Candida Höfer, Axel Hütte, Mike Mandel, Nicholas Nixon, Julian Röder, Thomas Ruff, Karl-Hugo Schmölz, Alfred Seiland, Beat Streuli und Jürgen Teller

„To be continued“ – a phrase that is familiar from popular TV series and alludes to the expectations and viewing habits of media consumers today also applies to an approach used in photography. A varying number of images being combined under the common narrative of a superordinate theme experience a connection in terms of content and aesthetics.

The exhibition „To be continued“ deals with the phenomenon of seriality in photography and its various applications. The serial character of photographic works may be of subtle appearance or generate a distinct rhythm that can be sensed very clearly. The photographs on display cover a broad spectrum of serial patterns and their artistic implementation: from the meticulous, long-term portrait of the four „Brown Sisters“ by Nicholas Nixon, which is expanded every year, to Candida Höfer’s deserted reading rooms and libraries as well as the almost-forgotten world war cemeteries by Aymeric Fouquez.

With more than 120 works by 20 artists from the Art Collection Deutsche Börse, the exhibition „To be continued“ provides diverse insights into the use of the serial approach in contemporary photography.

The exhibition has been curated by Sebastian Knoll and Alexandra König.

You can visit the exhibition by appointment during guided tours.

EXHIBITION | In the still of the night

Fotohof Salzburg
August, 10 to September, 29,  2018

Edmund Clark , Göran Gnaudschun & Anne Heinlein, Jelena Juresa, Hrair Sarkissian, Ahlam Shibli

The history of photography is not least a history of the way political crises and global conflicts have been depicted. The photographic image was long regarded as a dependable document of reality and therefore more than suited to analysing historical processes. While we now lack the certainty we once had about the objectivity of photography, its images today play a different role when it comes to dealing with the complex issues affecting society.

The exhibition entitled IN THE STILL OF THE NIGHT brings together five artistic positions that examine political crises and conflicts as long-term, multi-layered phenomena. The intrusion of political interests into our private lives, the relationship between power and the individual is the linking element in an exploration of the complexity of the reality that surrounds us.

While Edmund Clark looks at an extreme form of state control in Control Order House (2011), in Wüstungen (2017) Göran Gnaudschun and Anne Heinlein address the issue of the impact of political power on the individual.

In Song (2018) Jelena Jureša uses the history of a song and its connection with historical events to reflect on political aspects of remembering and forgetting. For Hrair Sarkassian in Homesick (2014), the model of his parents‘ home in Damascus is a means of exploring his own past as well as current fears and threats. In Ahlam Shibli’s Occupation (2016/17), al-Khalil/Hebron becomes the focal point for analysing a state of emergency that has now become permanent.

Inge-Morath-Platz 1-3 . A-5020 Salzburg
T +43 (0)662-849296
Di-Fr 15-19 Uhr, Sa 11-15 Uhr

AUSSTELLUNG | Remembering Landscape

Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen
June, 10 to September, 30, 2018

Marianna Christofides, Luc Delahaye, Chloe Dewe Mathews, Lukas Einsele, Anca Benera und Arnold Estefán, Cyprien Gaillard, Anne Heinlein und Göran Gnaudschun, Markus Karstieß, Thomas Kellner, Jan Kempenaers, Anselm Kiefer, Aglaia Konrad, Susanne Kriemann, Armin Linke, Richard Mosse, Andreas Mühe, Multiplicity, Paul Nash, Alexandra Navratil, Peter-Paul Rubens, Milica Tomić & Sans Souci Collective, Unknown Fields, Danny Veys, Paul Virilio und Kristof Vrancken

What is landscape today? We continue to imagine the aesthetic ideal comprising a variety of natural, agricultural and settlement areas. By contrast, modern landscapes are often ‘non-places’. Traces appear there – traces of industrial intervention, changing  borderlines, flight, war or uncontrolled development and mining.

What remains is a remnant of nature, in which ruins bear witness to historical events. Barren landscapes that speak of past violence, degraded to material. At the same time memories (of war) are embodied visibly by 20th century architectural monuments.

The exhibition’s 25 artists and groups of artists grant a voice to landscape. They create current landscape images located between fiction, symbol and documentation, and appeal to our ability to read and decipher them – but also to the imagination and our capacity to mourn.

Curated by the museum’s director Eva Schmidt and Kai Vöckler, College of Design (HfG) Offenbach.

Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen
Unteres Schloss 1
57072 Siegen