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  1. EEP Berlin at Berlin Photo Week Summer Party

    EEP Berlin at Berlin Photo Week Summer Party

    We're happy to announce that Berlin Photo Week has invited EEP Berlin to be part of this year's Berlin Photo Week Summer Party / Pop Up Exhibition

    We're happy to announce that Berlin Photo Week has invited EEP Berlin to be part of this year's Berlin Photo Week Summer Party / Pop Up Exhibition

    15 August 2019 | 18:00 | Parkhaus X Berg | Skalitzer Str. 34 | U1/U8

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    Fyodor Telkov | Russia

    Gorsad Kiev | Ukraine

    Marie Tomanová | Czech Republic

    Piotr Pietrus | Poland

    Sasha Chaika | Russia

    Svitlana Levchenko | Ukraine

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  2. EEP MAG VOL. 1 OPEN CALL

    EEP MAG VOL. 1 OPEN CALL

    OPEN CALL for photographers from Eastern Europe

    OPEN CALL for photographers from Eastern Europe

    For the first printed issue of the EEP Mag we're looking for contemporary visual artists and documentary photographers from Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Transnistria, Turkey, Ukraine.

    Please submit a brief bio and one project with no more than 10 images and a description in the form of a pdf until the 21st of August 2019. Links to your online portfolio are also welcome!

    Image by ©Yana Kononova 2018

    SUBMISSIONS@EEPBERLIN.ORG

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  3. "Balkan Mine" Solo Exhibition by Krasimira Butseva

    "Balkan Mine" Solo Exhibition by Krasimira Butseva

    ‘‘Containing the past within my body and the visits of these spaces allowed for a connection to be made. Embedding memory and history, which never belonged to me. Diving into foreign and mother lands encapsulated.’’

    ‘‘Containing the past within my body and the visits of these spaces allowed for a connection to be made. Embedding memory and history, which never belonged to me. Diving into foreign and mother lands encapsulated.’’

    Vernissage: 11th July 2019 19:00

    On view: 11 - 14 July 2019

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    ‘Balkan Mine’ is an extensive research of the shifting layers of history, memory and trauma related to the forced labour camps of the Bulgarian communist regime (1946-89) by photographer and researcher Krasimira Butseva (1994, BG).

    In a multimedia installation including film, photography, sculpture and layers of sound, she is recreating her personal journey through the spaces where a dictatorship was once enforced at its hardest. This ongoing project starting in 2016 is Butseva’s collection of accounts of victims and a record of her own subconscious and fragmented experience of history as an outsider. By letting the spectator become part of the intimate narratives of both the survivors and the artist, she is able to construct an image of unseen historical events and formulate a bridge between past and present, thus referencing the unspoken trauma carried within a society and its future generations.

    Artist's Bio

    Krasimira has an MA & BA degrees in Photography from the University of Portsmouth, she has exhibited her work at Seen Fifteen Gallery, London (2019), Phoenix Gallery, Brighton Photo Fringe (2018), In motion / Prototype, Sofia, Bulgaria (2017), Four Corners Gallery, London (2017), Pingyao International Photography Festival, China (2016) and Uncertain States / Mile End Art Pavilion, London (2016).

    Curated by Krasimira Butseva & Maya Hristova

     

    The artist will be present at the opening.

    The exhibition at EEP Berlin's Gallery will be accompanied by an artist talk and a workshop:

    13th July | Saturday 5-6pm | Remembering whilst forgetting, In conversation Krasimira Butseva & Maya Hristova

    14th July | Sunday, 4-6pm | Trauma & Ritual, Reading & Writing Group

    As part of the workshop Krasimira Butseva will do a series of readings of texts which have influenced her works on show at Balkan mine. From excerpts of fictional stories to history books, artists texts and archival documents, this session will blur the lines between real and imagined allowing for the artist’s narrative to come across. The reading will also be followed by a writing exercise in relation to the themes discussed.

    EEP Berlin’s Gallery

    Liegnitzer Str. 34 | 10999 Berlin [Kreuzberg]

    Wed-Sun 2pm - 6pm

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  4. New York Calling: A Mini Retrospective by Marie Tomanova

    New York Calling: A Mini Retrospective by Marie Tomanova

    ‘‘To emigrate is always to dismantle the center of the world, and so to move into a lost, disoriented one of fragments.’’ --John Berger

    ‘‘To emigrate is always to dismantle the center of the world, and so to move into a lost, disoriented one of fragments.’’ --John Berger

    Vernissage: 26th April 2019 19:00 | Young American Book launch during opening

    Exhibition duration: 27 April - 17 May 2019

    Having graduated with an MFA in painting in the Czech Republic Marie Tomanova moved to the United States in 2011 and began to work through her feelings of displacement living there. By 2014, she rearticulated this idea of displacement into a self-portrait series in which she attempted to see herself in the landscape.

    Having grown up on a farm in a small village in south Moravia, she felt that she fit somehow with nature, that it was an essential part of who she is, and that as an immigrant living in the United States, she had grown distant from that physically and emotionally. It is only through this self-portrait work that she started to gain a sense of self-worth as an artist and as a person and began to be able to see herself in the United States and during this time she was also taking the Young American portraits. And in a way, the self-portrait work in nature and the Young American portraits are really very close to the same thing. The self-portrait work is about seeing herself fit in the American landscape and the Young American portraits are also about fitting into the American landscape, but in a social aspect.

    As photographer Ryan McGinley writes in his introduction to Tomanova’s debut monograph Young American, “This is a future free of gender binaries and stale old definitions of beauty. In Marie’s world people can just simply be. I wish all of America’s youth culture looked like Marie’s photos of Downtown, diverse and inclusive.”

    New York Calling brings together for the first time a wide range of Tomanova’s work including: self-portraiture in nature (2016-ongoing), Young American (2015-ongoing), and Live For the Weather (2005-2010/2017), a series of early images taken while growing up in Mikulov, Czech Republic.

    Curated by Thomas Beachdel and Maya Hristova.

     

    The artist will be present at the opening.

    EEP Berlin’s Gallery

    Liegnitzer Str. 34 | 10999 Berlin [Kreuzberg]

    Wed-Sun 2pm - 6pm

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  5. "In Belief Is Power" Solo Exhibition by Hristina Tasheva

    "In Belief Is Power" Solo Exhibition by Hristina Tasheva

    With my artistic work, I try to establish a position as citizen that opposes the constant attempts of the media and politicians to build and consolidate a negative image of migrants as uncivilized, useless and unproductive people.
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  6. Somewheres & Anywheres. Group exhibition with Yana Kononova, Sasha Chaika, Pavlo Borshcneko and Fyodor Telkov

    Somewheres & Anywheres. Group exhibition with Yana Kononova, Sasha Chaika, Pavlo Borshcneko and Fyodor Telkov

    We're the only species on earth, which believes in stories, myths and narratives. The ability to believe in stories allowed us to form large and complex societies.

    Vernissage: 20 March 2019 19:00

    Exhibition duration: 21 March - 7 April 2019

    We're the only species on earth, which believes in stories, myths and narratives. The ability to believe in stories allowed us to form large and complex societies.

    Societies today seem to be repeatedly looking towards the past for ideas on how to move forward, while many sociologists note that we lack new stories and historical paradigms on which to draw the maps of our future. How does a cultural narrative emerge? How do we choose in what to believe and has this choice become more conscious in this modern day and age?

    Fyodor Telkov (RU)

    Pavel Borshchenko (UA)

    Sasha Chaika (RU)

    Yana Kononova (UA)

     

    Sasha Chaika and Yana Kononova will be present at the opening.

    EEP Berlin’s Gallery

    Liegnitzer Str. 34 | 10999 Berlin [Kreuzberg]

    Wed-Sun 2pm - 6pm

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