HEIMAT - photography exhibition by 3is3Identity
Heimat a term implying home, origin, tradition and belonging has a strong influence on an individuals identity. The 3rd group exhibition of the photography collective 3 is 3 Identity shows works from Simon Slipek and Christian Kraatz at Arbeit Gallery from 5th-12th of January.
The German word Heimat is mostly related to the strong bound between people and places whether it arises from choice or origin.
Christian Kraatz series homeland originates from his relocation to the UK in January 2009. A single-use camera long past its sell-by-date had been used to capture ageless impressions. Aligned with feelings of freedom and equilibrium he faced his native country, feeling an enormous bond during the emotional realisation of parting, which caused pleasurable sentiments of arrival.
In Simon Slipeks series "Die improvisierte Stadt" the attention is drawn to Berlin a city full of history and constant change. After the reunification in 1989 the divided city grew together. Berlin's infrastructure changed. Partly intended, partly improvised. It's very particular character stimulated Simon to portrait this urban Heimat.
Simon and Christian are both members of 3is3 identity a platform for photographers displaying their artistic approaches to the topic “Identity”. Due to their individual perspectives the results reflect the diversity implied in the idea of identity. Regular exchange about individual projects and curating joint exhibitions brings dialogue, growth and inspiration for artists, supporters and the curious alike.
The show "Heimat" from 5th-12th of January 2012 will feature artist talks, short story readings and a "Berlin Wein Bar' evening at Arbeit Gallery an exhibition and working space for artists and designers of various media's and disciplines. You are welcome to attend the opening on the 5th of January from 6pm-9.30pm
5th - 12th January 2012
The gallery opens daily from 12 till 6pm
Come to to the opening of Heimat on tue 5th of January 2012 at Gallery Arbeit.