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

Installing the Exhibition at Deutsche Börse AG, The Cube, Eschborn

EXHIBITION | Extreme. Territorries – RAY 2018

The EXTREME.TERRITORIES exhibition at the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation is part of the photo triennial RAY 2018 taking place in Frankfurt and in the Rhine/Main region.

The exhibition shows regions whose residents are exposed to exceptional conditions as a result of political and economic developments. The focus lies on the traces and shifts that mark the landscape, bearing witness to uprooting, separation and alienation. They arise as a consequence of political conflicts and upheavals but also through the negative side of rapid economic growth. The works by the six selected artists reflect this in diverse and impressiveways.

The project „Wüstungen“ (Devastations) by Anne Heinlein (*1977 DE) and Göran Gnaudschun (*1971 DE) shows photographs and archive material from border areas that were razed to the ground in the former East Germany. The banishment of long-term residents associated with the former is also the subject of the „History Images“ series by Sze Tsung Nicolás Leong (*1970 MX/GB/US), addressing the radical architectural changes resulting from the economic upswing that have transformed the urban landscape in Chinese cities. In „Hello Camel“ Christoph Bangert (*1978 DE) explores the extreme life circumstances caused by war. He shows how soldiers stationed in war zones in Iraq and Afghanistan strive for a bit of normality in the exclusion zones created for them there. Gregor Sailer (*1980 AT) travelled to extremely differ ent regions around the world to show how bizarre these and other settlements hermetically sealed off from the outside world appear or even are simulated in his two series „Potemkin Village“ and „Closed Cities“. And Guy Tillim’s (*1962 ZA) „Avenue Patrice Lumumba“ series paints a touchingly poetic portrait of sometimes seemingly morbid post-colonial buildings in African cities. The shown monuments contain both visions of political liberation and reflections of failure.

Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation
The Cube, Eschborn
Mergenthalerallee 61, 65760 Eschborn

25 May to 28 September 2018
Opening: 24 May 2018, 6:30 pm

Artist Talk
25 May 2018, 10am—1pm
Festival hub at MMK 3, Domstr. 3, Frankfurt am Main
Artist talks and panel discussions with Anne Heinlein & Göran Gnaudschun, Christoph Bangert and Guy Tillim. Introduction and moderation by Anne-Marie Beckmann (RAY 2018 curator)

You can visit the exhibition by appointment during guided tours.

T +49 (0)69 211 1 40 60 



AWARD | Art Prize of Land Brandenburg

This year’s winners of the Brandenburg Art Award of „Märkische Oderzeitung“ and „Schloss Neuhardenberg Foundation“ are Carola Czempik (painting), Dorit Trebeljahr (sculpture), Frank Diersch (graphics) and Göran Gnaudschun (photography).
The award ceremony and the exhibition opening was in the presence of the prime minister Dietmar Woidke und at July, 1, 2018 at Schloss Neuhardenberg.

Stiftung Schloss Neuhardenberg
15320 Neuhardenberg


ARTIST TALK | Museum der Moderne, Salzburg

Artist talk with Anne Heinlein und Göran Gnaudschun, Potsdam, D
Gregor Sailer, Künstler, Innsbruck, A
Henk Wildschut, Künstler, Amsterdam, NL
anlässlich der Ausstellung „Raum und Fotografie”

February, 2,2018, 3 p.m.
Museum der Moderne, Mönchsberg 32, A-5020 Salzburg


Kim and Mary, Alexanderplatz, 2013

EXHIBITION | Alexanderplatz in Rome

Gnaudschun shows his work „Alexanderplatz“ (2010-2014) at the „Gallery of the German Academy Villa Massimo, Rome“

Deutsche Akademie Villa Massimo Rom
Largo di Villa Massimo, 1-2
00161 Roma

December, 18 till December 21, 2017 and January, 8 till January, 19, 2018
Opening: December, 15, 2017, 5 to 8 pm

Artist Talk with Emilia Giorgi and Chiara Capodici
15. Dezember, 19 Uhr

Monday to Thursday, 9:00 am to 5:30 pm
Fridayg, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Victoria, Pigneto, from „Are You Happy?”, 2017

EXHIBITION |Passeggiate Fotografiche Romane

While the „Passeggiate Fotografiche Romane“ Gnaudschun takes part at an Open-Air-Exhibition at the Pigneto-Quarter. He shows portraits from „Are You Happy?“, Rome, 2017. Organized by „Coordinamento delle Mostre all’aperto lungo via del Pigneto“.

Via del Pigneto 263
December, 16 and 17, 2017

Discipula, Alessandro Penso, Göran Gnaudschun, Gianluca Abblasio, Defrost Studio, Fabrizio Vatieri

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via del pigneto 162/e, Roma
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Villa Massimo Night at Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin 2017

Gleaning: It was a wonderful evening!

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Petrol Station, Via Prenestina, Rome, from:  „Are you Happy?“, 2017

Presentation | German Academy Villa Massimo Rome at Martin-Gropius-Bau Berlin

Niederkirchnerstraße 7
10963 Berlin
Dezember, 7, 2017

The presentation of the works by the fellows of the Villa Massimo 2016/17 will take place this year at Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin again. Speeches, readings, performances and the exhibition – on one single evening! Göran Gnaudschun shows photographs from „Are You Happy?“.
The entrance for the speaches is at 6:45 pm, for the exhibition from 8:00 pm.
The event is free of charge and open to the public. A limited number of invitations for the fast-lane can be ordered by sending me an email.

Fellows 2016/2017
Nezaket Ekici, visual arts
Heike Geissler, literature
Göran Gnaudschun, visual arts
Torsten Herrmann, music
Nina Jäckle, literature
Anna Kubelík, architecture
Hartmut Lange, literature
Adnan Softić, visual arts
Lisa Streich, music

and the praxis fellows:
Anna Depenbusch, singer-songwriter
Joachim Sauter, media artist


06:45 pm entrance
07:30 pm musical prelude
Anna Depenbusch, singer-songwriter

Dr. Joachim Blüher, director of the German Academy Villa Massimo, Rome
Dieter Kosslick, director of the Berlin International Film Festival
Göran Gnaudschun, visual artist, fellow Villa Massimo 2016/17

08:15 –10:30 pm exhibition, readings, concerts and performances

Exhibition | Shifting Perspectives at ZKR Berlin

Shifting Perspectives
21 October 2017 – 08 April 2018
Opening: Friday, 20 October 2017, 7 pm

The exhibition Shifting Perspectives focuses on the decaying landscapes and urban structures of East Germany, from the GDR and the post-reunification era to the present. It gathers predominantly photographic and video work of 22 selected artists, including Arno Fischer, Seiichi Furuya, Stephanie Steinkopf, Clemens von Wedemeyer and Tobias Zielony. Their work depicts examples of desolate architecture and cities in transformation, tells residents’ stories, and studies the evolution of rural environments. ZKR Director Katja Aßmann sheds light on the exhibition: “Public space, whether urban or rural, is subject to constant changes due to political, economic and social conditions. The works featured in Shifting Perspectives powerfully convey the significance of public spaces in the formation of identity, and tangibly communicate the gradual changes in the former GDR states over the course of the reunification between East and West Germany.” Shifting Perspectives gathers long-term subjective studies, personal accounts and photographic snapshots that hint at imminent change or already bear traces of socio-political upheaval.

Artistic Positions:
Laurenz Berges, Katja Eydel, Arno Fischer, Seiichi Furuya, Sven Gatter, Andreas Gefeller, Jean-Pierre Giloux, Göran Gnaudschun, Anne Heinlein, Alexander Janetzko, Monika Lawrenz, Manfred Paul, Merit Pietzker, Ludwig Rauch, Jürgen Rehrmann, Joachim Richau, Stephanie Steinkopf, Ingeborg Ullrich, Clemens von Wedemeyer, Thomas Wolf, Ulrich Wüst, Tobias Zielony; architectural sculpture by raumlaborberlin

ZKR – Zentrum für Kunst und öffentlichen Raum, Schloss Biesdorf
Alt-Biesdorf 55
12683 Berlin