Photo exhibition “This Place” in the Jewish Museum Berlin
Invitation to press preview on 6 June 2019
Press Release, 21 May 2019
On Thursday, 7 June, the exhibition This Place opens at the Jewish Museum Berlin, with more than 200 artworks by twelve internationally acclaimed photo artists. The photographers explore the complexity of Israel and the West Bank through themes such as identity, family, homeland, conflict, and the environment. French photographer and initiator of the long-term project Frédéric Brenner is joined by Wendy Ewald, Martin Kollar, Josef Koudelka, Jungjin Lee, Gilles Peress, Fazal Sheikh, Stephen Shore, Rosalind Fox Solomon, Thomas Struth, Jeff Wall, and Nick Waplington.
For this monumental international art project, the photographers traveled to Israel and the West Bank several times between 2009 and 2012. Brenner’s point of departure for the project was the desire to add new artistic visions to the often polarizing images familiar from journalistic reporting on the region. The very diverse works invite visitors to engage in conversation on the heterogeneity of the region. Covering 900 sq. m. (almost 10,000 sq. ft.) of exhibition space, This Place will be open for viewing for the first time in Germany after having been shown in Prague’s DOX Center for Contemporary Art, the Tel Aviv Museum of Art in Israel, and the Brooklyn Museum of Art. This Place was organized by the Chronicle of a People Foundation, Inc., New York.
Press Event with early Viewing of the Exhibition
|Date||Thursday, 6 June 2019|
|Accreditation and Early Viewing||11 am – 12 noon|
|Start of the Press Event||12 noon|
|Location||Old Building, ground level, Auditorium|
Please inquire in advance at the museum press office regarding interview requests with the photographers in attendance Frédéric Brenner, Thomas Struth, and Wendy Ewald.
Please allow enough time for the security check at the entrance.
Speakers at the press event
- Peter Schäfer, Director of the Jewish Museum Berlin
- Frédéric Brenner, Initiator of the Project and Photographer
- Thomas Struth, Photographer
- Gregor H. Lersch, Head of Temporary Exhibitions at the Jewish Museum Berlin
Please confirm your attendance on or before Wednesday, 5 June 2019, by email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone (+49 (0)30 25 993 419).
Information on the Exhibition
|Exhibition dates||7 June 2019 to 5 January 2020|
|Location||Old Building, level 1|
|Opening hours||10 am – 8 pm daily|
|Admission||with a ticket to the museum (8€, reduced rate 3€)|
For further information on the exhibition, go to the exhibition website.
Accompanying publication This Place, ed. Matt Brogan, texts by Matt Brogan, Charlotte Cotton, Miki Kratsman, Jeff Rosenheim, Rachel Seligman, graphic design by Julia Wagner, grafikanstalt (2019, English, 280 pp., 279 ills., hardcover; size: 32x30 cm; price: 48€) will be published by Hatje Cantz Verlag.