In the organizer's words:

In search of the soul of Berlin, photographer Alexander Steffen (Vanishing Berlin) has been roaming his home city for many years, documenting places threatened with disappearance: Striking store fronts, industrial buildings that have become unprofitable, overgrown and deserted wastelands and, last but not least, the vacancy that sometimes characterizes entire streets. He photographs fleeting sights that we had no idea we would ever miss.

The outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020 has reinforced his leitmotif. Suddenly, standstill reigned everywhere. Instead of individual stores, entire professional groups were now in danger of disappearing. Cinemas, concert halls and theaters stood empty for months. Berlin was closed.

A quiet city has an eerie effect on many people. For Alexander Steffen, it was the inspiration for his latest photo book "In der Zwischenzeit / For the Time Being".

The traditional business "Willy Schmidt Steinmetzmeister" had to close in 2021 and the premises were left to decay. On the occasion of the 48h Neukölln Festival 2024, the former workshops will be used as an exhibition space for the first time. Photographs & screen prints on the theme of "Urban Silence" will be on display.

During the 48h Neukölln festival, the exhibition will be accompanied by a musical program. This includes an open air party to mark the release of the vinyl EP "Diskothek Harmonie", which Vanishing Berlin produced in cooperation with the label noquestionsasked.

After the end of the festival, the exhibition will continue until July 11.

Opening: Friday 28.06. from 19:00 - 23:00
Open Air Party "Diskothek Harmonie": Saturday 29.06. from 16:00 - 23:00
Festival finale & Poetry Liveset: Sunday 30.06. 16:00 - 19:00
Opening hours 02.07 - 10.07: Tue. - Fri. 16:00 - 19:00 + Sat. + Sun. 13:00 - 17:00
Finissage: Thu. 11.07. 18:00 - 22:00

Further information: I I 48h Neukölln

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Ehemals Willy Schmidt Steinmetzmeister / Tante Frizzante Hermannstraße 100 12051 Berlin

Location | Venue

Willy Schmidt Steinmetzmeister / Tante Frizzante Hermannstraße 100 12051 Berlin

Organizer | Event Series

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