Work Life in Native Communities in Canada
The exhibition Ideas of Land and Gainful Employment is featuring specifically First Nations people in Canada in their work environment. The photographs introduce personalities with their occupations, ranging from traditional craft in Northern Saskatchewan, road construction near Thunder Bay to gold mining in Nunavut. The selected portraits and work series are part of the overall photo documentary WorkSpace Canada. For anyone visiting Berlin, the show is still on display in 2020 at the John-F-Kennedy Institute for North American Studies. Admission is free, please check the library's website for reopening after the Corona shutdown.
Über das Arbeitsleben von First Nations in Kanada
Am John-F.-Kennedy-Institut für Nordamerikastudien wurde am 23. Mai 2018 die Ausstellung Ideas of Land and Gainful Employment eröffnet. Aus dem Gesamtprojekt WorkSpace Canada habe ich eine Auswahl an Bildern getroffen, die indigene Arbeitsumfelder in Kanada vorstellen und die Menschen mit diesen Berufen im Portrait zeigen. Der Bogen spannt sich von der Innu First Nation in Labrador, über die Ojibway im nördlichen Ontario, bis zu den Woodland Cree in Saskatchewan. Die Ausstellung ist weiterhin in der Bibliothek des John-F.-Kennedy-Instituts für Nordamerikastudien zu sehen. Wegen Öffnungszeiten nach dem Corona Shutdown bitte vorher auf der Internetseite des Instituts nachsehen.
Opening on September 5th
I would like to thank everybody who came to see the exhibition since the installation was completed. The opening on September 5th was packed, I could tell from the pictures that I was sent by email. It makes me very happy that the exhibition conveys a sense of what I would like to achieve with the WorkSpace Canada Project. I am very grateful for any comment on the current show and already have to thank a number of people for their substantial feedback. I hope the show will have many more visitors and that I can be there in person for the next exhibition to come about WorkSpace Canada.
Face to Face with Canada - A Nation at Work
This is the title of an exhibition about the WorkSpace Canada Project that will be opening soon in Downtown Toronto. Thanks to the kind collaboration with Ryerson University’s School of Image Arts / the Documentary Media Research Centre, it was possible to set up a show which is representing a decade of my documentary production in Canada. All photographs on display are original gelatin silver prints made in my own darkroom facility. Some of them were just recently coming out of the drying press, as there are for instance the first 2016 photographs, depicting people from Nunavut or the Canadian Navy. Due to the spatial conditions it will be a very compact exhibition. Nonetheless the show is taking the viewer on a unique journey throughout the Canadian provinces, offering lots of inside views to a great variety of work lives.
I would particularly like to thank the curator of this exhibition, Don Snyder, who is also my long-time mentor for this project. Without his unbelievable commitment and support the show wouldn’t have been possible.
Face to Face with Canada will be running from Friday, September 1st, 2017 – Sunday, September 24th, 2017.
The opening takes place on Tuesday, September 5th from 6:30-8:30 pm.
Unfortunately, I won’t be able to attend the opening. Due to budget restrictions I can’t make it to Toronto. I am very sorry for that but I still have to cope with the expenses of the 2016 production.
The gallery's regular hours of operation are:
Thursday & Friday 1-8pm
Saturday & Sunday 12-7pm
Vielen Dank an alle, die zur Eröffnung von „Märzenbecherduft“ nach Berlin-Adlershof gekommen sind. Ein großes Dankeschön auch an die Kuratorin und Organisatorin der Ausstellung, Dorit Bearach. Die Schau ist noch bis zum 29. April 2017 zu sehen. Werke von 25 Künstlern sind in den großzügigen 5 Räumen der Galerie Alte Schule zu sehen. 2004 hatte ich an diesem Ort meine erste, wichtige Einzelausstellung ("Künstler Köpfe Ateliers").
Another announcement for anybody being in Berlin in March, regarding the mentioned group exhibition I am participating in. Here is the link to the gallery: http://galerie-alte-schule-adlershof.de/galerie-alte-schule-adlershof/ For more information you can also enlarge the invitation that is copied below this text. The prints that I am going to show include the first portraits from the 2016 Nunavut material, photographed in Baker Lake. I will give a glimpse of the show and the photographs after the opening.