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© Thomas Ruff, Porträt (C. + S. Kewer), 1987, 185 x 225 cm – 72.8 x 88.6 in., c-print, framed

Donald Judd, Working Papers: Drawings, 1963-93
through April 12, 2014
Sprüth Magers Berlin

James Benning, Decoding the Passed
(After Black Hawk, Pettway, Mondrian, Traylor, Ramírez, Darger, Howard, Yoakum, Hawkins, and Tolliver)
through April 12, 2014

Early Works
(Katharina Fritsch, Rodney Graham, Aldo Rossi, Thomas Ruff, Anri Sala, Wiebke Sim, Jeff Wall et al.)
through April 17, 2014
Johnen Galerie

Thomas Struth
through April 19, 2014
Galerie Max Hetzler

© Joel Sternfeld, Green Valley, Arizona, 1978, Pigment print, 21,5 x 32,5 cm / 8½ x 12¾ in

Joel Sternfeld, First Pictures
through April 26, 2014
Buchmann Galerie

JH Engström, From Back Home
through May 10, 2014
Grundemark Nilsson Gallery

Gordon Matta-Clark, Films
April 5 – May 17, 2014
Galerie Thomas Schulte

© JH Engström, From Back Home

Installation view: Roe Ethridge, “Sacrifice Your Body”, Photo: Jens Ziehe

From the press release:

“In this his latest body of work, Ethridge conflates a rich array of photographic tropes, combining
personal documentary images made in western Palm Beach County, Florida (his mother’s childhood home), with surreal collage works, images from a discarded Chanel magazine story, various cross connected still-life images of a Bonne Maman jam jar, a Nike football, a phone receiver from the 80’s and a diptych of a very dead flounder. These are interwoven with what appears to be a carefully directed scene depicting a teeth-white Durango SUV sinking into and then being retrieved from a canal. The clash of visual styles, histories and meaning establish a flat line of dissonanceunderscored by the touchline admonition of the neon title – SACRIFICE YOUR BODY.”

Roe Ethridge, Sacrifice Your Body
trough March 8, 2014
Galerie Capitain Petzel

© Seiichi Furuya, Galerie Thomas Fischer

Wolfgang Tillmans, Silver
through January 18, 2014
Galerie Buchholz

Seiichi Furuya, I prefer to be on this side
through January 18, 2014
Galerie Thomas Fischer

Thomas Ruff, Photograms
through January 25, 2014
Johnen Galerie

Natalie Czech, I Cannot Repeat What I Hear
through January 25, 2014
Galerie Capitain Petzel

Friederike von Rauch, In Secret
through January 25, 2014
Feldbusch Wiesner

Lisa Kereszi, Fun and Games
through March 1, 2014
Robert Morat Galerie Berlin

Walter Niedermayr
January 25 – March 8, 2014
Galerie Nordenhake

Edward Burtinsky, Water
January 31 – March 15, 2014
Galerie Springer

Martina Hoogland Ivanow, Speedway
February 8 – March 22, 2014
Swedish Photography

© John Baldessari, Storyboard (In 4 Parts): Man Fixing Curlers in Woman’s Hair, 2013

© Keith Arnatt, Notes from Jo, 1991-95

John Baldessari, Storyboard (In 4 Parts)
Keith Arnatt, Notes

September 16 – November 2, 2013
Sprüth Magers Berlin

Ulrich Wüst Leporello Lesebuch Mitte – 80 photographies Berlin Mitte 1995-97, March 2003 © Ludger Paffrath

From the press release:

The exhibition Ulrich Wüst – Index/ Berlin Leporellos pursues the work of the Collection Regard on documenting and exhibiting the variety of possible photographic discourses about the change of Berlin since the end of WWII. Ulrich Wüst was born in 1949 in Magdeburg and lives in Berlin since 1972. As a qualified town planner, he has a special eye for the structure of the urban space and began to photograph as a freelance photographer in the late 70s.

Ulrich Wüst-Index / Berlin Leporellos
September 19, 2013 – February 14, 2014
Collection Regard

© Esko Männikkö & Pekka Turunen, Untitled (from the series ‘PEMOHT’), 1989-1995 / 2013, C-print framed by the artist, 73 x 90 cm, (Lava)

From the press release:

Galerie Nordenhake is pleased to present PEMOHT, an exhibition by Finnish photographers Esko Männikkö and Pekka Turunen. The title takes its’ name from a photographic essay realised by the two artists in conjunction over a seven year period between 1989 and 1995. Previously only exhibited in Scandinavia and Russia, this will be the first time this significant series is reassembled and can be seen in its’ almost integrality since shortly after its’ completion. This will also be the first time both artists will be shown together in a gallery context.
The title PEMOHT refers to the Cyrillic script for the Russian word Remont – a term which can be translated as reparation and stands as the euphemistic and tragic symbol for the collapse of a country and the subsequent failure of its’ institutions, devices and social structures. Within the immediate wake of the Soviet Union’s dissolution the two photographers travelled to the Kola Peninsula, a remote area on the border of northern Finland. At the beginning of the Soviet period the peninsula was heavily industrialised and militarised, largely due to its’ strategic position and the discovery of the vast nickel and heavy metal deposits in the 1920s. As a result, the ecology of the area suffered major ecological damage, including contamination by military nuclear waste and nickel smelting.
Set against the bleak backdrop of this violated area, Männikkö and Turunen’s colour photographs set out to document the everyday reality of a disenfranchised community living on the margins during times of major transition. A haunting document of post-Soviet living conditions, PEMOHT captures this new reality with poetry, clarity and grit.

© Esko Männikkö & Pekka Turunen, Untitled (from the series ‘PEMOHT’), 1989-1995 / 2013, C-print framed by the artist, 41.5 x 44.5 cm, (Cleaning berries)

© Esko Männikkö & Pekka Turunen, Untitled (from the series ‘PEMOHT’), 1989-1995 / 2013, C-print framed by the artist, 67 x 85 cm, (Cleaning car)

Esko Männikkö, Pekka Turunen, Pemoht
Galerie Nordenhake
April, 27 – June 22, 2013

Joakim Eskildsen “Cards, Selma, California, 2011″, © Joakim Eskildsen, courtesy Gallery TAIK

From the press release:

The ongoing project Home Works is sort of an artistic homecoming for Eskildsen who, after traveling the world for numerous photographic projects, turned back to his beginnings, and to the things that had so much inspired him when he first started taking pictures around his home at the age of 14. Already in those earliest photographs, Eskildsen shows a sensitivity for light and certain weather conditions that his work is still known for today. Since the beginning of the project in 2005, Eskildsen, and worked on the project around six homes in three countries, and become father of a son and a daughter who naturally become part of the project as well.

In 2011, Eskildsen was commissioned by Kira Pollack, Director of Photography at TIME Magazine, to capture the growing crisis in the U.S. During the time-span of seven months, he traveled through New York, California, Louisiana, South Dakota and Georgia, places that according to census data have the highest poverty rate. The outcome is American Realities, a stunning body of work in which Eskildsen has managed to make personal portraits of people living below the poverty line to many of who the myth of the American Dream had lost its raison d´être. The book American Realities will be published by Steidl in 2013.

Joakim Eskildsen, American Realities/Home Works
Gallery TAIK
April 26 – June 1, 2013

© Dirk Braeckman, T.C.-T.H.-11

From the press release:

With their matte surfaces, gray scales and unclear motifs, the black-and- white photographs of the Belgian artist Dirk Braeckman (born in 1958) are utterly enigmatic. Working on the boundaries of the medium of photography, they combine fleetingness and substance, texture and distance. The pictures don’t tell stories, though one might be tempted to think so. Leaving the moment in which the image was captured behind, each work reveals the diffuse process behind its own creation.
Several of the new works featured at the exhibition in the Galerie Thomas Fischer were made for Dirk Braeckman’s recent show at de Appel arts center in Amsterdam. Included is also a recent film by the artist.

Dirk Braeckman
Galerie Thomas Fischer
April 26 – June 15, 2013

1. Nicolai Howalt, Borderline #16, 2012
2. Trine Søndergaard, Guldnakke #1, 2012
3. Nicolai Howalt, Rusland #31, 2011
4. Nicolai Howalt, Car Crash Study #5, 2009

Nicolai Howalt & Trine Søndergaard, Selected Works
February 21 – April 13, 2013
Bruce Silverstein, New York

Read an interview with Trine Søndergaard in Issue 6 of Ahorn Magazine.

A very interesting catalogue on Wolfgang Tillmans’ exhibition at the Moderna Museet in Stockholm can be downloaded as a pdf here.