May 12 – 18, 2016
For the 2nd year Galerie Koppelmann – Kunstwerk Nippes takes part in KOLGA TBILISI PHOTO. Within the framework of „KOLGA TBILISI PHOTO“ week, along with Kolga Award exhibition, the capital city of Georgia, Tbilisi will host various international and local exhibitions featuring both historically significant images and photographic works depicting various positions in contemporary photography. We are happy to announce our participation with the exhibition „Captured Moments“ and the presentation of the Art Project „Self Reflection“, a cooperation between Janine Koppelmann and Teona Gogichaishvili.
The captured moment – Historical photographs
Curated by Janine Koppelmann
Probably there is no technique that is, with such great passion, used against forgetting, like photography. We like to take photographs of the memorable moments – obviously in the knowledge that even the unforgettable can be forgotten. In the first decades photography was a matter of professional photographers. Photography was not invented in a day; it was rather a development that has been driven by many tinkerers from the late 18th century – chemists who found light-sensitive substances and several inventors who tried to stabilize the image and fixate it with different techniques. Ancient techniques such as the ferrotypes, cyanotypes, salt print, glassplates and other are in focus of the exhibition “The captured Moment – Historical Photographs”. For Example – The exquisite collection of tintypes from Austria, Belgium, Britain, France, Germany and Hungary dated between 1890-1920 including classic studio portraits and group images as well as pictures of itinerant photographers. The ferrotype or tintype as a cheaper version of the daguerreotype became very fashionable, enabling a wider audience access to portrait photography. Early glassplates and photographs on ceramic from Desirée van Monckhoven (1834–1882) are the heritage of the test chamber of a pioneer of Photography. Monckhoven a Belgian chemist, physicist, and photographic researcher wrote several of the earliest books on photography and photographic optics, which were acknowledged all over Europe. The different techniques and their visual aesthetic give an impression of the exiting times of the early days in photography.
16 May 2016
TBC Art Gallery
Curators: Janine Koppelmann & Teona Gogichaishvili
The fast changes in our world and the new conflicts that come along with the political and social dislocations are challenging the individual and the community. Self definition and group affiliation provoke abstract fears and isolation. Culture and Identity are becoming the main subject of our century. But they are nothing uniform, but multi-layered and complex, not only national, religious and regional, but they depend very strongly on the roles that we take in our society. Gender, generation, lifestyle, environment, education, income, etc. enter the subject.The big question of the 21st century is how we can define our identity in an increasingly complex world. The exhibition project „Self Reflection“ connects different photographic positions from the portrait up to the landscape analysing the question through self-observation. Who and what defines and constructs identity? Which kinds of identity are there?
Identity is not unequivocal, but ambiguous and contradictory.
Artists: Marie Hudelot (France), Miki Nitadori (Japan), Albin Milot (France), Luca Zanier (Switzerland), Marc Lathuilliere (France), Michèle Mettler (Switzerland), Tamara Bokuchava (Georgia), Qeta Gvinepadze (Georgia), Anka Gujabidze (Georgia), Dina Oganova (Georgia), Dirk Gebhardt (Germany), Jürgen Wassmuth (Germany), Richard Petit (France), Miriam Ruisseau (France), Gogi Tsagareli (Georgia), Gogita Bukhaidze(Georgia), Alexandre Dupeyron (France)
14. May 2016
TBC Bank Gallery