Exhibition "This Place"
This exhibition explores the complexity of Israel and the West Bank—their topography, inhabitants, and everyday life—from the perspective of twelve internationally acclaimed photographers.
Photographer and project initiator Frédéric Brenner says that his point of departure for the project was the desire to add new artistic visions to the images familiar from reporting on the region. He convinced renowned photographers to join him: Wendy Ewald, Martin Kollar, Josef Koudelka, Jungjin Lee, Gilles Peress, Fazal Sheikh, Stephen Shore, Rosalind Solomon, Thomas Struth, Jeff Wall, and Nick Waplington traveled to the region again and again over the course of several years.
Together, the more than 200 photographs create a complex visual portrait. Themes such as identity, family, the homeland, and landscape come into focus, while emphasis on the Middle East conflict varies. The widely differing works invite viewers to discuss the heterogeneousness of the region.
A Small Glimpse into the Variety of the Photographs in the Exhibition
After appearing at the DOX Centre for Contemporary Art in Prague, the Tel Aviv Museum of Art in Israel, and the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the exhibition can now be seen in Germany for the first time.
The exhibition was organized by the Chronicle of a People Foundation, Inc., New York.