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April 20, 2021

Funplace – all the facets of photography at ARENA Berlin & “Heinz Hajek-Halke: Experiment” at CHAUSSEE 36

Duration: 26 to 29 August 2021 // 25 August to 25 September 2021 Location: ARENA Berlin // CHAUSSEE 36, Berlin-Mitte

The third edition of the BERLIN PHOTO WEEK (BPW) photography festival opens on 26 August 2021. BPW will be welcoming visitors to the multifaceted venue of ARENA Berlin until 29 August. In accordance with the applicable coronavirus regulations, the festival will once again celebrate the medium of photography in all its forms, bring it to life, and discuss relevant topics. For photography enthusiasts, photo professionals, and newcomers alike – there will be plenty of excitement on offer for everyone.

Funplace at Berlin Photo Week 2019, photo: Kolja Reichert, courtesy BERLIN PHOTO WEEK
Funplace at Berlin Photo Week 2019, photo: Kolja Reichert, courtesy BERLIN PHOTO WEEK

A central highlight of the festival is the Funplace, which already enjoyed great popularity in 2019. Presenting the latest developments from the imaging industry in a playful way, it invites visitors to experience and try out new photographic techniques in walk-in installations, photographic playgrounds, and live photo shoots. Outside the hall, the program will be complemented by a food market, lounge areas, and fun stops around the beloved Badeschiff. The vision of this year’s BERLIN PHOTO WEEK can also be felt and experienced in front of the spacious ARENA complex.

“BERLIN PHOTO WEEK has established itself as a new charismatic event format and cultural highlight that reaches far beyond the borders of Berlin. Despite the particular challenges we face this year, I am delighted to be part of this movement,” says Anna-Maria Seifert, BPW Chief Operating Officer.

In addition to the announced exhibitions, “A Timeless Allure: The Photographic Art of George Hoyningen-Huene” (Villa Grisebach), “Punk!” (ARENA Club), “Koelbl – Wenders – Bender. 3 Generations of Leica” (ARENA Halle), and Thomas Hoepker’s “Children of the Wall”, (Watchtower at Schlesischer Busch), the Berlin-based photography institution CHAUSSEE 36 will offer a first glimpse of the recently acquired estate of the German photographer Heinz Hajek-Halke (1898–1983) with the exhibition “Heinz Hajek-Halke: Experiment”.

On display will be a selection of iconic vintage prints from his extensive oeuvre, including early photomontages from the Weimar Republic and his striking abstract “light graphics” from the postwar period. The show is curated by photography expert and art consultant, Simone Klein.

Heinz Hajek-Halke, Die üble Nachrede (Malicious Gossip), 1932, photo: © Heinz Hajek-Halke + courtesy CHAUSSEE 36
Heinz Hajek-Halke, Die üble Nachrede (Malicious Gossip), 1932, photo: © Heinz Hajek-Halke + courtesy CHAUSSEE 36

In cooperation with: IFA Berlin

IFA, the world's most significant trade show for consumer and home electronics with a record number of new products being unveiled is the main market place for key retailers, buyers, and experts from the industry and the media. 2021 IFA is partnering with Berlin Photo Week, a unique and innovative event format for everyone who loves images. While Berlin Photo Week offers the prelude and takes place from 26 August to 3 September 2021 at ARENA BERLIN as the core location, IFA Berlin runs from 3 to 7 September at the exhibition grounds. The overlap in time offers everyone the optimal added value of both worlds - imaging and tech.

www.ifa-berlin.com

About Berlin Photo Week

Berlin Photo Week is a conceptually and economically independent project that, based on a creative location with event satellites, will be visible and tangible throughout Berlin. After it was founded in 2018, the team of the innovative event format "Berlin Photo Week", together with the new strategic partners Messe Berlin GmbH and IMH Imaging Media House GmbH & Co. KG, will hold the third edition and simultaneously develop the photography festival further.

www.berlinphotoweek.com

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