“Kyiv – Berlin Metro Construction” open air presentation at Kazymyra Malevycha St 40, Kyiv, Ukraine

29 October 2023
“Kyiv – Berlin Metro Construction” open air presentation at Kazymyra Malevycha St 40, Kyiv, Ukraine
“Kyiv – Berlin Metro Construction” open air presentation at Kazymyra Malevycha St 40, Kyiv, Ukraine

The project is the result of the one-month residency "Ich komme und sehe" at the Institute of Automation in Kyiv and the joint collaboration with artist Eric Pawlitzky.

The exhibition consists of:
One emergency exit, two ventilation pipes with sounds of the Kyiv and Berlin metro system and a metro plan connecting both metro systems cast in plaster as a sunken relief.

Opening 29 October 2023, 4 pm
40, Kazymyr Malevycha St., Kyiv, Ukraine

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“Blueprint” collectors edition at The National Gallery in Prague (NGP)

23 September — 8 October 2022
“Blueprint” collectors edition at The National Gallery in Prague (NGP)
“Blueprint” collectors edition at The National Gallery in Prague (NGP)
“Blueprint” collectors edition at The National Gallery in Prague (NGP)
“Blueprint” collectors edition at The National Gallery in Prague (NGP)

Who does belong here? A seemingly simple question seems to be at the heart of much of the current cultural debates, policy-making and social measures. The question of belonging even becomes a threat for various people when they do not fit into the imaginary homogeneous vision of a nation that is advocated for by a growing number of proponents of the extreme right and populism. The central exhibition of the Fotograf Festival presents artistic strategies that recognise this attack on civil rights and liberties, understanding it as symptomatic of the shift from a democratic to an authoritarian political order. Departing from the notion of chronopolitics, the exhibition contests political tendencies that draw a coherent line from a pristine past to an idealised future that must be defended against the supposed threats of diversity, gender sensitivity, and the empowerment of marginalised groups. The presented works of predominantly Central European artists accentuate the historical conditioning of the current repressive tendencies, developing possible forms of resistance by artistic means.

The first section of the exhibition exposes the current manifestations of far-right and populist tendencies together with their political and social implications. The connection between the political and the public realm is at the heart of Norman Behrendt’s visual investigation. For “Blueprint”, he was closely observing and photographing details of publicly accessible online content that was published around the Brexit Referendum in 2016. By disassembling and rearranging this imagery, Behrendt focuses on forms of persuasion, language, and visual metaphors, which were strategically used to undermine the democratic process.

The exhibition consists of:
unique cyanotyped tabloid newspaper cover sheet, framed
7 artist editions of “Blueprint, 2017-20”
browsing copy of Bleuprint

NO ONE BELONGS HERE MORE THAN YOU
Opening 22 Sep 2022 7 pm
23 Sep – 8 Oct 2022
Tue–Sun, 10 am–6 pm

Trade Fair Palace
The National Gallery in Prague (NGP)
Dukelských hrdinů 47, Prague

NGP
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“Schwarz, Rot, Braun” at Fotograf Gallery Prague

9 September — 22 October 2022
“Schwarz, Rot, Braun” at Fotograf Gallery Prague
“Schwarz, Rot, Braun” at Fotograf Gallery Prague

The entry of the far-right party Alternative für Deutschland (AfD, Alternative for Germany) into the German Parliament in 2017 and its subsequent rise to become the strongest party in the regional parliaments in the Czech-German border regions speaks of the increasing normalisation of extremist thinking. Photographer Norman Behrendt examines the party’s social media imagery and media coverage and contrasts the constant flux of volatile images with the laborious technique of cyanotype. Through selection, editing, alienation and recomposition, a visual language becomes visible that can only be read as partially extreme because it also aims to appeal to the moderate citizen.

“Schwarz, Rot, Braun” consists of:
35 unique toned cyanotypes
nailed to the wall

EXHIBITION:
Opening 8 Sep 2022 6 pm
9 Sep – 22 Oct 2022

Fotograf Gallery
Jungmannova 7, Prague 1

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“Alternative, 2019-20” at CIRCULATION(S), Paris

14 March — 10 May 2020
“Alternative, 2019-20” at CIRCULATION(S), Paris
“Alternative, 2019-20” at CIRCULATION(S), Paris
“Alternative, 2019-20” at CIRCULATION(S), Paris
“Alternative, 2019-20” at CIRCULATION(S), Paris

“Alternative, 2019-20” is an exploration of the visual language of mass media and how the issues of euroscepticism and the rise of the far right in Germany are portrayed in social media. Using content from YouTube and Facebook profiles the artist questions how manipulation and the language of power influence political debates and democratic processes. He also discusses how social media has contributed to a “post-truth” political environment. With this polyptych of 175 toned cyanotypes, Behrendt highlights political evolution, transmission and manipulation through these pixelated, transient and recycled images.

Displayed on the wall, the entire project measures 312 x 815 cm.

Opening times: 14 March - 15 May 2020, 2 - 7pm
Currently suspended due to the Corona-Crisis.

Le Centquatre-Paris
5 Rue Curial, 75019 Paris

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“Good Bye Great Britain” at Gallery Alles Mögliche, Berlin

31 January — 7 February 2020
“Good Bye Great Britain” at Gallery Alles Mögliche, Berlin
“Good Bye Great Britain” at Gallery Alles Mögliche, Berlin
“Good Bye Great Britain” at Gallery Alles Mögliche, Berlin

Pop-Up Show “Good Bye Great Britain” at Gallery Alles Mögliche Berlin
Brexit is going to get done. Britain will leave the European Union on the 31.01.2020 at 12pm, after 47 years of membership. On the occasion of this historical evening the gallery will be turned into a Brexit wall. I will show a site specific installation consisting of 90 unique cyanotypes that are part of my work Blueprint, 2019-20.

Opening:
31 January, 20h00 - 00h30

Viewing:
31 January - 7 February 2020, please contact the Gallery to arrange a viewing

Galerie Alles Mögliche, Odenwaldstraße 21, 12161 Berlin.
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“Blueprint, 2017-18” at Phillips, London

26 October — 1 November 2018
“Blueprint, 2017-18” at Phillips, London
“Blueprint, 2017-18” at Phillips, London
“Blueprint, 2017-18” at Phillips, London
“Blueprint, 2017-18” at Phillips, London
“Blueprint, 2017-18” at Phillips, London
“Blueprint, 2017-18” at Phillips, London

“Blueprint, 2017-18” is part of the Photographs exhibition and auction at Phillips, London

Debuting at auction is Norman Behrendt with Blueprint, a unique composition comprising 175 cyanotypes. Arriving in London in August 2017, Behrendt started exploring the ways in which different media outlets visualise the issues surrounding Brexit. Focusing on videos found on social media and YouTube, Behrendt would screenshot clips, crop these images and then print them as cyanotypes. Displayed on the wall, the entire project measures 312 x 815 cm; Blueprint is accompanied by a custom designed clamshell box, which neatly contains all 175 prints.

Viewing: 26 October - 1 November
Opening times: Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 12pm-6pm

Phillips, London
30 Berkeley Square
W1J 6EX London

video from the installation at Phillips
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“Blueprint, 2017-18” at Probable Lies, Ambika P3, London

22 June — 28 June 2018
“Blueprint, 2017-18” at Probable Lies, Ambika P3, London
“Blueprint, 2017-18” at Probable Lies, Ambika P3, London
“Blueprint, 2017-18” at Probable Lies, Ambika P3, London
“Blueprint, 2017-18” at Probable Lies, Ambika P3, London
“Blueprint, 2017-18” at Probable Lies, Ambika P3, London
“Blueprint, 2017-18” at Probable Lies, Ambika P3, London

I am presenting my Master project “Blueprint, 2017-18” at the Probable Lies show as part of the University of Westminster MA Photography Arts Degree Show

Private View: Fri 22 March, 6h30 - 8h30pm
Opening times: 12 - 8pm
Exhibition: 23 - 28 June 2018

Ambika P3
35 Marylebone Road
London NW1 5 LS

“Brave New Turkey” at Darmstädter Tage der Fotografie

20 April — 6 May 2018
“Brave New Turkey” at Darmstädter Tage der Fotografie
“Brave New Turkey” at Darmstädter Tage der Fotografie

“Brave New Turkey” is part of the main exhibition of the Darmstädter Tage der Fotografie at Designhaus Hessen, Darmstadt

Vernissage: Sat 20 April, 7 - 10pm
Opening times: Tuesday – Sunday, 12 – 6 pm

Designhaus Hessen
Eugen-Bracht-Weg
D-664287 Darmstadt

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“Brave New Turkey” at Uno Art Space, Stuttgart

10 February — 15 June 2018
“Brave New Turkey” at Uno Art Space, Stuttgart
“Brave New Turkey” at Uno Art Space, Stuttgart
“Brave New Turkey” at Uno Art Space, Stuttgart
“Brave New Turkey” at Uno Art Space, Stuttgart
“Brave New Turkey” at Uno Art Space, Stuttgart
“Brave New Turkey” at Uno Art Space, Stuttgart
“Brave New Turkey” at Uno Art Space, Stuttgart
“Brave New Turkey” at Uno Art Space, Stuttgart
“Brave New Turkey” at Uno Art Space, Stuttgart

“Brave New Turkey”, solo exhibition in collaboration with Hartmann Projects at Uno Art Space, Stuttgart.

Vernissage: Sat 10 March, 7 - 10pm
Opening times: Tues 5 - 7pm and after appointment
Exhibition: 10 March - 15 April and 8 May - 15 June 2018

The exhibition will be paused between 15 April - 8 May in order to show the work at the Darmstädter Tage für Fotografie.

Uno Art Space
Liststrasse 27
D-70180 Stuttgart

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“Brave New Turkey” is part of LE MONDE TEL QU’IL VA ! at J1 in Marseille

3. November 2017 — 07. January 2018
“Brave New Turkey” is part of LE MONDE TEL QU’IL VA ! at J1 in Marseille
“Brave New Turkey” is part of LE MONDE TEL QU’IL VA ! at J1 in Marseille
“Brave New Turkey” is part of LE MONDE TEL QU’IL VA ! at J1 in Marseille
“Brave New Turkey” is part of LE MONDE TEL QU’IL VA ! at J1 in Marseille
“Brave New Turkey” is part of LE MONDE TEL QU’IL VA ! at J1 in Marseille

LE MONDE TEL QU’IL VA ! is a radical immersion into the heart of seething, complex geopolitics.
Quai de la Joliette, Marseille

The exhibition contains:
analogue C-prints in 110 x 91 cm, 61,5 x 50 cm and 46 x 38 cm, mounted on Alu-Dibond, framed
edited Polaroids, unique, 28 x 26 cm, framed
mounted wallpaper prints, 250 x 200 cm

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“Brave New Turkey” nominated for the New Discovery Award at Rencontres-Arles 2017

3. July — 24. September 2017
“Brave New Turkey” nominated for the New Discovery Award at Rencontres-Arles 2017
“Brave New Turkey” nominated for the New Discovery Award at Rencontres-Arles 2017
“Brave New Turkey” nominated for the New Discovery Award at Rencontres-Arles 2017
“Brave New Turkey” nominated for the New Discovery Award at Rencontres-Arles 2017
“Brave New Turkey” nominated for the New Discovery Award at Rencontres-Arles 2017
“Brave New Turkey” nominated for the New Discovery Award at Rencontres-Arles 2017
“Brave New Turkey” nominated for the New Discovery Award at Rencontres-Arles 2017
“Brave New Turkey” nominated for the New Discovery Award at Rencontres-Arles 2017
“Brave New Turkey” nominated for the New Discovery Award at Rencontres-Arles 2017
“Brave New Turkey” nominated for the New Discovery Award at Rencontres-Arles 2017
“Brave New Turkey” nominated for the New Discovery Award at Rencontres-Arles 2017
“Brave New Turkey” nominated for the New Discovery Award at Rencontres-Arles 2017
“Brave New Turkey” nominated for the New Discovery Award at Rencontres-Arles 2017
“Brave New Turkey” nominated for the New Discovery Award at Rencontres-Arles 2017

My new work “Brave New Turkey” is shown for the first time as part of the New Discovery Award at the Rencontres de la Photographie, Arles, France.

exhibition curator: Markus Hartmann, www.hartmannprojects.com
Ute Noll / Uno Art Space, Stuttgart, on-photography.com

Rencontres-Arles, Arles, France
Atelier de la mécanique
10h00 - 19h30

The exhibition contains:
analogue C-prints in 110 x 91 cm, 61,5 x 50 cm and 46 x 38 cm, mounted on Alu-Dibond, framed
edited Polaroids, unique, 28 x 26 cm, framed
mounted wallpaper prints, 250 x 200 cm

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“Fictional Spaces” at Acht Tage Marzahn

1 — 8 July 2017
“Fictional Spaces” at Acht Tage Marzahn
“Fictional Spaces” at Acht Tage Marzahn
“Fictional Spaces” at Acht Tage Marzahn
“Fictional Spaces” at Acht Tage Marzahn
“Fictional Spaces” at Acht Tage Marzahn
“Fictional Spaces” at Acht Tage Marzahn
“Fictional Spaces” at Acht Tage Marzahn
“Fictional Spaces” at Acht Tage Marzahn
“Fictional Spaces” at Acht Tage Marzahn
“Fictional Spaces” at Acht Tage Marzahn
“Fictional Spaces” at Acht Tage Marzahn

Acht Tage Marzahn presents eight days of art in Berlin-Marzahn.

Many of the artists grew up here and are now returning: together with other festival participants, they are exploring the tension between real topography and the imaginary space that has inscribed itself in the city's escapes in the form of memories and narratives.

Works from the fields of photography, painting, sound, performance and installation will be shown in various locations along the Marzahn Promenade. In addition, there is a varied program of events, including open air cinema, reading, bicycle tour and much more.

The art festival ACHT TAGE MARZAHN is organized by Dreitausend e. V. and kkb e. V. in cooperation with Standortmarketing Marzahn-Hellersdorf.
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Solo-show of “Burning down the house” at La Vallée in Brussels, Belgium

1. — 4. September 2016
Solo-show of “Burning down the house” at La Vallée in Brussels, Belgium
Solo-show of “Burning down the house” at La Vallée in Brussels, Belgium
Solo-show of “Burning down the house” at La Vallée in Brussels, Belgium
Solo-show of “Burning down the house” at La Vallée in Brussels, Belgium
Solo-show of “Burning down the house” at La Vallée in Brussels, Belgium
Solo-show of “Burning down the house” at La Vallée in Brussels, Belgium
Solo-show of “Burning down the house” at La Vallée in Brussels, Belgium
Solo-show of “Burning down the house” at La Vallée in Brussels, Belgium
Solo-show of “Burning down the house” at La Vallée in Brussels, Belgium
Solo-show of “Burning down the house” at La Vallée in Brussels, Belgium
Solo-show of “Burning down the house” at La Vallée in Brussels, Belgium

Gallery Urban Spree is invited by La Vallée in Brussels to celebrate their first anniversary. Accompanied by the work of other great artists my work “Burning down the house” will be shown in the mezzanine space of La Vallée as a solo show.

exhibition curator: Pascal Feucher, Gallery Urban Spree

La Vallée, Rue Adolphe Lavallée 39, 1080 Sint-Jans-Molenbeek, Brussels, Belgium

“Burning down the house” at Die Ränder des Dokumentarischen at Kunstraum Potsdam

16. July — 06. September 2015
“Burning down the house” at Die Ränder des Dokumentarischen at Kunstraum Potsdam
“Burning down the house” at Die Ränder des Dokumentarischen at Kunstraum Potsdam

“Burning down the house” is part of Die Ränder des Dokumentarischen, a group exhibition featuring 19 photographic works

The exhibition presents Alumni from the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam who have different approaches to documentary photography. The exhibition covers a wide range of subjects related to urban space, questions of identity up to the topic of hidden visibility and will be accompanied by a get together for an exchange on the medium of photobook.

Curator: Prof. Wiebke Loeper, University of Applied Sciences Potsdam

Wednesday to Sunday, 1 — 6pm
Kunstraum Potsdam, Schiffbauergasse 6, D-14467 Potsdam

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“Burning down the house” solo exhibition at Urban Spree Gallery, Berlin

5. June — 4. July 2015
“Burning down the house” solo exhibition at Urban Spree Gallery, Berlin
“Burning down the house” solo exhibition at Urban Spree Gallery, Berlin
“Burning down the house” solo exhibition at Urban Spree Gallery, Berlin
“Burning down the house” solo exhibition at Urban Spree Gallery, Berlin
“Burning down the house” solo exhibition at Urban Spree Gallery, Berlin
“Burning down the house” solo exhibition at Urban Spree Gallery, Berlin
“Burning down the house” solo exhibition at Urban Spree Gallery, Berlin
“Burning down the house” solo exhibition at Urban Spree Gallery, Berlin
“Burning down the house” solo exhibition at Urban Spree Gallery, Berlin
“Burning down the house” solo exhibition at Urban Spree Gallery, Berlin
“Burning down the house” solo exhibition at Urban Spree Gallery, Berlin

Graffiti writers belong to a fast track, invisible legion of subway, train yards & street roamers who usually operate without anyone in sight, a nocturnal secret society shrouded in mystery and whose anonymity is vital for their self preservation. Their name travels widely across the whole city train lines but their identity is never revealed.

“To be a writer is a big secret. It’s the biggest secret that I keep from my parents. You don’t tell many people, you only tell people who you can trust. There’s a big impulse to maintain secrecy.” 
— DUKO.

Over a period of 5 years, Behrendt has gained a prime access to graffiti writers, train and rooftop burners, exposing the mundane portraits of the many anonymous writers of Berlin.

Tuesday to Sunday, 12 — 7pm or by appointment
Urban Spree Galerie, Revaler Str. 99, D-10245 Berlin

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“Burning down the house”is part of Die Ränder des Dokumentarischen at HO Berlin

10. — 18. April 2015
“Burning down the house”is part of Die Ränder des Dokumentarischen at HO Berlin
“Burning down the house”is part of Die Ränder des Dokumentarischen at HO Berlin
“Burning down the house”is part of Die Ränder des Dokumentarischen at HO Berlin
“Burning down the house”is part of Die Ränder des Dokumentarischen at HO Berlin
“Burning down the house”is part of Die Ränder des Dokumentarischen at HO Berlin
“Burning down the house”is part of Die Ränder des Dokumentarischen at HO Berlin

“Burning down the house” is part of Die Ränder des Dokumentarischen, a group exhibition featuring 19 photographic works

The exhibition presents Alumni from the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam with different approaches to documentary photography. The exhibition covers a wide range of subjects related to urban space, questions of identity up to the topic of hidden visibility and will be accompanied by a get together for an exchange on the medium of photobook.

exhibition Curator: Prof. Wiebke Loeper, University of Applied Sciences Potsdam

HO Berlin, 66 Holzmarktstrasse, D-10179 Berlin

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“Burning down the house” book release and exhibition at gallery Alles Mögliche in Berlin

06. December 2014 — 01. March 2015
“Burning down the house” book release and exhibition at gallery Alles Mögliche in Berlin
“Burning down the house” book release and exhibition at gallery Alles Mögliche in Berlin
“Burning down the house” book release and exhibition at gallery Alles Mögliche in Berlin
“Burning down the house” book release and exhibition at gallery Alles Mögliche in Berlin
“Burning down the house” book release and exhibition at gallery Alles Mögliche in Berlin

“Burning down the house” solo exhibition and book release

For many years Norman took portraits of Berlin`s Graffiti-Artists. His work gained interest and attention: the project “Burning down the house” was not only one of the finalists of FEX — Experimental photography and images from the underground in Dortmund, the book itself won the well-known Fotobook-Dummy-Award in 2013. At the Vernissage on the 6. December the photobook “Burning down the house” will be officially released.

exhibition Curator: Eric Pawlitzky

Odenwaldstraße 21, D-12161 Berlin

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“Burning down the house” at Künstlerhaus Dortmund

02. — 25. May 2014
“Burning down the house” at Künstlerhaus Dortmund
“Burning down the house” at Künstlerhaus Dortmund
“Burning down the house” at Künstlerhaus Dortmund

“Burning down the house” is finalist of FEX — Experimental photography and images from the underground initiated by Künstlerhaus Dortmund. From 234 applications the jury selected ten works. A catalogue Bilder aus dem Untergrund — Zeigen und Verbergen was published on the occasion of the exhibition by Kettler.

exhibition Curator: Hannes Woidich

Künstlerhaus Dortmund, 1 Sunderweg, Dortmund, D-44147

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