Between Bridges

Keithstrasse 15
10787 Berlin

Wednesday - Saturday, 12 – 6pm


Helga Paris
Berlin

27. April - 17. June 2017




Between Bridges is pleased to announce ‘Berlin’, an exhibition of Helga Paris’ photographs taken between 1969 and 1982.

Since the late 1950s, Helga Paris (*1938, Gollnow) has lived in Berlin, residing in Prenzlauer Berg in the 1960s, where she lives until today. Committing to photography in 1967, the self-taught Paris devoted a major part of her attention to her immediate surroundings: East Berlin.

On display at Between Bridges is ‘Berlin, 1972-1982 / Mappe 3’, one of seven portfolios collectively entitled ‘Das Mappenwerk’, which Paris compiled from her own photographs in 2010. The 17 silver gelatin prints of ‘Mappe 3’ are accompanied by one further, additional work, ‘Mädchen mit Kohl’, 1969. Assembled by the artist into standardised frames, the prints themselves, sometimes paired, are held in place with simple, transparent photo corners.

Central to Paris’ oeuvre is the portrayal of people. For ‘Berlin’, Paris brings together images of her friends, family and neighbours, pictured within their shared environment: at work, at home, during social events. We see familiar scenes including group family shots, young boys and girls, adults drinking as well as innocuous Berlin street views, and a dog in the snow. With an acutely personal and often intimate sensibility, Helga Paris chronicles the quotidian activity of a now bygone Germany.

Paris has exhibited widely at venues including Akademie der Künste and Berlinische Galerie, Berlin; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Kunsthalle Malmö, among many others. In 2004 she was awarded the Hannah-Höch-Preis.


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Between Bridges archive:

Berlin:
mono.klub #50, Launch of mono.kultur #43, Fatima Al Qadiri: Embedded Narratives “I want to be heard and not seen.”, 20.04.17, 7-9pm
Year of the Cock, A Performance Lecture by Juliette Blightman, 17.03.17
Somebody's Bedside Table - A Project by BPA, 22.02.–11.03.17
An evening of Born in Flames (1983) by Lizzie Borden, 12.11.16, 7pm
Starship Nr.15 - Magazine Launch (with a performance by Michel Volta), 5.11.16, 7-11pm
Peter Knoch, 14.09.16 – 29.10.16
Meeting Place, 14.4.–31.7. 2016
Doppelleben - Kunst und Popmusik, by Jörg Heiser (book launch), 7.3.16
Jochen Lempert, 14. 11 16. 01. 2016

Anders Clausen, 19.09. 07.11.2015
Fashion Stories, 2.7 1.8 /2.9. – 12.09. 2015
Greer Lankton, 11.04.15 - 20.06.15
Bring Your Own (Playback Room pt. III), 4.02.15 – 28.02.15
American Producers (Playback Room pt.II), 15.11.2014 – 31.01.2015
Edgewise: A Picture of Cookie Mueller by Chloé Griffin (book launch), 6.11.14
Colourbox - Music of the group (1982 - 1987), 13.09.14 – 25.10.14
Scott King, Totem Motif, 17.05.14 – 12.07.14
And Life Goes On… (curated by Karl Holmqvist), 22.03.14 – 04.05.14
Patrick Caulfield, 09.01.14 08.03.14

London:
Marte Eknæs, Escalate, 24.09.11
30.10.11
Len Lye, 'Free Radicals', 19.3.11 21.4.11
Gerd Arntz (1900 - 1988) and Isotype, 13.10.10 28.11.10
Jenny Holzer, Truisms (1977 - 79) and Essays (1979 - 82), 22.05.09 5.7.09
Ull Hohn, 13.02.09 29.03.09
25/34 Photographes (Ralf Marsault / Heino Muller), Fin de Siècle, 7.11.08 21.12.08
Wilhelm Leibl (1844 - 1900), 19.9.08 2.11.08
The Center for Land Use Interpretation, 5.6.08 27.7.08
Isa Genzken, Ground Zero (2), 4.4.08 25.5.08
Art Club 2000, Selected Works 1992 1994, 27.11.07 - 20.1.08
Charles Henri Ford, The Garden of Disorder, 10.10.07 25.11.07
Charlotte Posenenske - Series DW (corrugated cardboard) 1967, 19.4.07 24.6.07
Josef Kramhöller, 25.1.07 11.3.07
Sister Corita; works from the 1960s, 5.10.06 26.11.06
Wolfgang Breuer; Umbel, 30.6.06 24.9.06
David Wojnarowicz, 20.4.06 4.6.06
Jochen Klein

Between Bridges is a non-profit exhibition space organised by Wolfgang Tillmans
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