IN TRANSIT – The view of the other
Part of the 5th European Month of Photography Berlin / EMoP Berlin
Curated by Jaana Pruess
Public space: Ostkreuz Railway Station / Berlin, Germany
Opening: October 17th, 2012
Exhibiton: as long as it remains…
Sascha Bachmann, Dido Baxevanidis, Jens Beckmann, Sebastian Bolesch, Patrik Budenz, Andreas Burger, Kyungwoo Chun, Silvia Edin, Maria Beate Effertz, Claudia Fischer, Cordula Giese, Anne Hebeler, Andy Heller, Ulrike Holsten, Ruth Hommelsheim, Susanne Huth, Werner Huthmacher, Zoltán Jókay, Piotr Komorowski, Karol Krukowski, Holger Kühne, Ulrike Lachmann, Hansgert Lambers, Melanie Lehmann, Bettina Lockemann, Hermann Loew, Johannes Löwe, Ulrike Ludwig, Jens Lüstraeten, Sol Mateo, Max Merz, Joachim Mühleisen, Peter Ojstersek, Christian Reister, Julian Röder, Ursula Rogg, Erik Schiemann, Julia Schiller, David Schmierer, Anja Schoeller, Sabine Schründer, Jana Seehusen, Maria Sewcz, Dorota Sitnik, Karen Stuke, Susanne Schleyer and Michael J. Stephan, Serkan Taykan, Stephan US, Marc Volk, Maurice Weiss, Insa Winkler, Johanna Wunderlich, Sima Zureikat – as well as responses from other professional and amateur photographers from the open call.
In Transit takes up the challenge of comprehending photography as a documentary, artistic and political description of the world and presenting it as a participatory project in a public in-transit room at the Ostkreuz railway station. Jaana Prüss states that ‘the view of the other’ is situated in a discourse on our contemporary societies by drawing images by professional and art photographers into a ‘dialogue of views’ with images by fellow citizens, passers-by and visitors to the Month of Photography who respond to an open call. The exhibition presents perspectives on current social issues of change and transformation. In its heterogeneity, it shows points of view on the individual and society, temporary solutions, commons, mobility, migration and flight, and questions the search for shelter and belonging, purpose, work and meaning, and new strategies for ‘surviving’.