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A photography exhibition featuring the work of the Ostkreuzschule’s graduating class
28.09. – 06.10.2019


With this year’s exhibition DREIZEHN, members of the Ostkreuzschule’s graduating class will take part in one of the renowned photography school’s traditions: a final exhibition.

Lectured by Sibylle Fendt, Göran Gnaudschun and Ludwig Rauch, members of the graduating class — 22 in total — will present their thesis projects, which at once call attention to a wide range of subjects, photographic genres, and contemporary photographic tendencies.

Introduced by Ingo Taubhorn, curator of photography at the Haus der Photographie/Deichtorhallen Hamburg, DREIZEHN will be complemented by a side program that includes a panel discussion with the Ostkreuz-Verein, concerts, guided tours by Dr. Enno Kaufhold, a historian of photography, and by Miriam Zlobinski, a researcher, curator, and writer, and, finally, a film screening.


Friday, 27.09.2019

| 7 PM Opening

The opening will include a speech by Ingo Taubhorn (Curator of Photography) and an afterparty with DJ sets by Gurr, DJ Gigola, and others.

Side Program

Sunday, 29.09.2019

| 3 PM Guided tour by Dr. Enno Kaufhold (Historian of Photography) and Johannes Kleinert (Graduate)

Dr. Enno Kaufhold, a long-time history of photography lecturer at the Ostkreuzschule, and Johannes Kleinert, a member of the graduating class, will offer a guided tour of DREIZEHN.

| 6 PM Panel discussion with the Ostkreuz-Verein

How are university graduates prepared for life after graduation? What happens when the excitement of the graduation ceremony has worn off and you are on the job market? We will talk to graduates and one autodidact about these and other relevant matters. We will also compare student expectations with the reality of the working world and discuss the professional biographies of our panelists.

Thursday, 03.10.2019

| 7 PM Screening of Radfahrer (2008) by Marc Thümmler

The subject of Radfahrer is Harald Hauswald and the Stasi’s monitoring of his actions. This short film compares Hauswald’s black-and-white photographs with observations made by the Stasi about the photographer and his work. It also shows photographs taken by Hauswald in East Berlin in the 1980s, and includes excerpts from the photographer’s Stasi file that can be heard off camera.

The screening will be followed by an audience discussion with the filmmaker and Harald Hauswald.

Friday, 04.10.2019

| 5 PM Guided tour with Miriam Zlobinski (Researcher, Curator, and Writer)

Miriam Zlobinski, an active researcher, curator, and writer, will offer a guided tour of DREIZEHN.

The tour will be followed by a Q&A that includes members of the graduating class.

Sunday, 06.10.2019

| 7 PM Finissage with Liveact Emil Schwarz & Albrecht Mainz (Isolation Berlin) and an afterparty

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