Opening/Book Presentation: September 7, 2016, 6-10pm
Exhibition Duration: September 8-12, 2016, daily 2-7pm
SCHWEIN GEHABT! – eine Autobiografie in Bildern
With essays by Elke Schmitter and Leon de Winter
Curated by Laurie Steelink & Tim Maxeiner
Book Design: Tim Maxeiner
Henryk M. Broder presents his new photo book and exhibition „Schwein gehabt – Eine Autobiografie in Bildern” (Knaus Verlag).
For dozens of years, journalist Henryk Broder has traveled the world along with his camera. „I’ve started to make photographs because I was to lazy to make notes,” the journalist states. Writer Elke Schmitter writes in one of the essays accompanying the photo book: „Often the first impression viewing these photos is one of desolation, then the images seem comic and finally absurd. This combination constitutes the classic trinity that define many of Broder’s narratives.” Broder’s friend, writer Leon De Winter, states in his catalog essay, „Henryk scanner-like eye catches the beautiful, the ugly, the tender and the touching.“
Henryk Broder will be present during the exhibition hours and sign his photo book (available on site) on request.
Henryk M. Broder, born 1946 in Kattowitz, is one of Germany’s best known journalists. He is co-founder of the political blog achgut.de and writes for thenewspaper “Die Welt.” Knaus Publishers previously published „Die letzten Tage Europas“ and „Das ist ja irre! Mein politisches Tagebuch“. Henryk M. Broder lives in Berlin.
Artist/Photographer Tim Maxeiner, was born in 1986 in Frankfurt am Main, currently living in Los Angeles’ harbor district San Pedro.
His work encompasses multi-media, photography, installation, archival research, film, artist books. He has formerly worked with Henryk M. Broder as cameraman for the “Entweder Broder” television series (ARD).
Laurie Steelink, director of Cornelius Projects, is an artist and curator with an interest in facilitating situations that bring together diverse groups of people. She received a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute, an MFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts, at Rutgers University, and served as archivist for the Gilbert and Lila Silverman Fluxus Collection, New York, from 1990–1995. Director for Track 16 Gallery, in Santa Monica, from 1995–2015, Steelink curated survey exhibitions of work by artists Don Ed Hardy, Mike Watt, and Johanna Went, among others, and oversaw the installation of hundreds of shows; she regards her curatorial activities at her space as a significant part of her artistic practice. In 2013 Steelink founded Cornelius Projects (San Pedro, California). Steelink exhibits her work internationally and is one half of the Punk folk duo The Mourners.
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