San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
With curators Josefine Raab and Stefan Becht and a performance by contemporary German performing artist Marcel Sparmann. Sparmann studied theatre and performance art in Germany and the UK. He works as a performer and teacher in solo and collaborative projects all over Europe, and has been invited to the Houston International Performance Art Biennale 2014.
Nine award winners and a first look at their works: Nothing is what it seems, but it is real.
An espresso machine drowning in its own coffee, landscapes literally vanishing from the picture, people tanned, branded, and scarred by their existence on the margins of society or staged in such absurd poses that the viewer is left startled and puzzled. Gray concrete pictures of monochromatic simplicity and exuberant collages of picturesque beauty: Now in its tenth year, “gute aussichten 2013/2014” presents a wider spectrum of content, aesthetics, medium and form than new photography in Germany usually manages to achieve. It is a range of surprisingly diverse ideas, reflections and photographic strategies, forms and media that not only depicts the current status quo but also inspires. www.guteaussichten.org
The exhibition features the following works:
Nadja Bournonville: A Conversion Act (2012)
Anna Domnick: Calm II (2013)
Birte Kaufmann: TheTravellers (2012)
Lioba Keuck: Couve e Coragem (2012)
Alwin Lay: Mod. CLASSIC (2010/2013)
Marian Luft: Back2Politics (2013)
Stephanie Steinkopf: Manhattan – “Street of Youth” (2012)
Daniel Stubenvoll: Clean Work (Saubere Arbeit) (2013)
Christina Werner: PIPAL (2012/2013)
Gallery hours: M-Th 9-5; F 9-3
When & Where
The Goethe-Institut Washington organizes and supports cultural events that present German culture abroad and that further intercultural exchange.