18.07.2011  •  Art NEWS


EXHIBITION BERLIN •  Verschwinden - photographer Robert Brembeck weighs up the pros and cons of change - exhibition in Berlin

Robert Brembeck will be showing works that deal with ‘Disappearing’ in his exhibition at the Pavlov’s Dog Gallery, room for Photography in Berlin until the 16th of August. The pictures have been produced over the course of several years, beyond the every day business of commissions and bookings.

The exhibition’s focus lies on encapsulating momentous visuals from the Lower Bavarian province where Robert grew up. A tavern that is exposed to the fangs of decay, a field scattered with uprooted tree stumps – the photographs embody an air of melancholy provoked by the continuous shifts to which both man and nature is exposed.

The main image in the show – a picture of the decaying Reichsparteitag building in Nürnberg – emphasises the idea, at least according to the gallery, that there are positive aspects to be found in the concept of disappearing.

Robert was born in 1968 and lives with his family in Munich. A catalogue accompanies the exhibition, which is available from the gallery for 10 Euros.

On Sunday, the 24th of July 2011, 6pm, Thomas Meinecke’s reading of Bavarica from his ‘music’ book will take place in the same location.

Thomas was born in Hamburg on 25.08.1955. He lives in Munich since 1977, where he worked as a co-publisher of the avant-garde magazine Mode & Verzweiflung from 1978 to 1986. His ZEIT columns were published irregularly during the 1980s and his collection of short stories ‘Mit der Kirche ums Dorf’ was released in 1986. This was followed by ‘Erzählung Holz’ (1988), The Church of John F. Kennedy (1996), Tomboy (1998), ‘Hellblau’ (2001) and ‘Musik’ (2004).

He is also a musician and plays in the band FSK, which he co-founded in 1980 and is a radio DJ with his own broadcaster Zündfunk (BR2). He moved to an idyllic village in Upper Bavaria with his wife and daughter in 1994.

Verschwinden - Robert Brembeck
pavlov’s dog - raum für fotografie
Bergstrasse 19, d-10115 Berlin

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