Autor: Ludwig Rauch

The Road Beyond – Ukraine 2010–2020 – Ruslan Hrushchak

From May 13 to June 18, Ruslan Hrushak is showing his photographs Thr Road Beyond – Ukraine 2010 – 2020 at Galerie Buchkunst Berlin.

Oranienburger Str. 27, 10117 Berlin

The image „Edithe“ by Sabine Dobinsky is exhibited in the renowned Paris gallery

The image „Edithe“ from the series „Im Bade (bathing)“ by Sabine Dobinsky is exhibited in the renowned Paris gallery.
Galerie Joseph Le Palais 5, Rue Saint-Merri, Paris as part of ImageNationParis, 27 – 28 – 29 May 2022.

Paris, the origin of photography 200 years ago, has now become an ideal stage for international artists and the dialogue between their work and the audience. Represented are more than 500 photographers from 60 countries. The opening reception will be on Friday, May 27th, 6 pm.

Lviv – the forgotten center of Europe – An exhibition by Rainer Enke in the Nikolaikirche Potsdsam

Lviv is a city in western Ukraine, around 70 km from the Polish border. Even the most varied names Lviv, Lwów or Lemberg point to the checkered history of the city. Traces of its Polish and Austro-Hungarian past can be seen in the architecture, which combines Central and Eastern European, Italian and German styles. “In Lemberg the old Europe went down. The center of the continent became a black hole, only to be forgotten afterwards. Anyone looking for her today will find a wound that is still open. The history of Lemberg is the history of many Central European cities that were wiped out and depopulated by the great powers Germany and Russia.” Anyone who wants to understand history and the conflict between Ukraine and Russia that has continued to this day should read Lutz C. Klevemann’s book “Lemberg – the forgotten center of Europe”. I visited Lviv and the surrounding region in western Ukraine in 2018 and 2019 and was struck by the unbridled national pride, deep orthodox beliefs and striving for a modern state within the European community. The pictures on display should give a small impression of this still carefree time. Where until recently happiness and exuberance dominated the streets and squares with locals and tourists, streams of refugees are now shaping the street scene again.
Exhibition in the Nikolaikirche Potsdam from 1.Mai to June 6th 2022

The Road Beyond, by Ruslan Hrushchak

The Road Beyond

The Road Beyond is a book of peace, says photographer Ruslan Hrushchak about his work. The timing of the publication of his pictures and the poems of Iryna Tsilyk creates a stark irony: the unrest in eastern Ukraine, which has gone on for years, has turned into open war.
Hrushchak, born in Ukraine, has been living in Germany for 20 years. Tsilyk lives and works in Kyiv; by juxtaposing their outstanding art they have created a deeply inspiring and moving book of poems and pictures about the people of Ukraine. In depicting culture and human life it captures the tension between the transient and the eternal in a highly visual and poetic way. The meaning of this volume with its carefully selected portraits, photographs and poems transcends time and cultures.

Gibbous moon, by Dennis Cooley and Michael Matthews

A gibbous moon arrives in shadow and light. First at waxing then at waning, two moons in one cycle just shy of full. Poet Dennis Cooley’s eloquent words merge with photographer/composer Michael Matthews’ decadent abstract photographs. These two celebrated artists draw connections and parallels to each other’s masterful art forms, tying the two together seamlessly. The antecedent and subsequent illuminate the night sky with their dance; the shadows and the light taking turns at showing us the way through the darkness.

„In Organis Veritas“ by Sabine Dobinsky has recently been installed in the entrance area of the pathology department at the DRK Klinikum Westend.

A small, exclusive photo series „In Organis Veritas“ by Sabine Dobinsky has recently been installed in the entrance area of the pathology department at the DRK  Klinikum Westend.
In masterfully placed light, the colour and black and white photos reflect the spectrum of the history of pathology. The pathologists, who otherwise tend to work in obscurity, provide an insight into their special diagnostic view: The organs contain the diagnosis that the pathologist brings to light – generally a diagnosis to benefit the living. The exhibition is ongoing.

STADTräume, Rainer Enke, 2020, Bildungsforum Potsdam

As if in defiance, the almost mindless „century step“ seems to stride through Potsdam’s centre. Only the epochal Nikolai Church seems to stand like a rock.
The subject of the exhibited photographic positions is the current emotional debate about urban development, which has taken place in the most diverse social epochs. How carefully do we treat old buildings and to what extent do architectural dreams justify their realisation? Potsdam is an example of this topic. Here I follow with interest the construction activities as well as the accompanying social discourse about Potsdam’s „new centre“. The reconstruction of the Garrison Church with its disastrous history, the demolition of the University of Applied Sciences and the resulting redesign of the Old Market Square according to historical models are examples of this kind of controversial debate. The architectural contrasts between different social systems could hardly be greater here in the smallest of spaces.
Using photographic means, I tried to depict the urban conflicts about the aesthetics of old and new architecture.
In addition to a digital camera, a simple camera obscura soon became a familiar tool for me. The long as well as the multiple exposures which are presented here were very much in line with my photographic ideas – but left little room for subsequent image processing. The surreal world of images shown in this exhibition was created in the field of tension of these architectural and social contradictions and will not be reproducible in this form in the future due to Potsdam’s urban development.
Newly emerging STADTräume… characterised by transformations and contradictions.

Leave it to the time

Picture cycle for the 200th birthday of the German Poet Theodor Fontane
Tagungs-und Wellnesshotel „Gut Klostermühle“