Childhood is passing by and stays forever

Ann Lofy Φ Eva von Schirach Φ Linn Schröder

August 24 – October 5

Opening: Thursday, 23 August 2018, 7pm

Music: RoKuLa (young brass trio)


Berlin Art Week Events:

Wednesday, 26 September, 5 pm

Guided tour through the exhibition with Felix Hawran (Director of Fotogalerie)

Thursday, 27 September, 7 pm

Artist Talk with Ann Lofy, Eva von Schirach & Linn Schroeder

Sunday, 30 September, 1 – 5 pm

Special opening hours for Berlin Art Week


The group exhibition presents 3 photographic approaches to childhood as a construction and as a fact:

Ann Lofy: Citykids…
.. take them and put them on the countryside then see what happens. Inside turns out. A psychological search for liveliness or simply the complicity of truth and pureness.

Eva von Schirach: Das werde ich dir büßen!
In the garden of childhood there is only you and me. The city was blown up by a meteorite. A giant has ripped the humans from the ruins and flung them into space. You bring me a rabbit. Because we like animals. We devour entire boars. Both of us are strong. The garden of childhood is completely just. If you don’t follow the rules, neither will I. In the garden of childhood, there is only you and me. Come. Stay. Hit me.

Linn Schröder: I think family pictures too

Family pictures are keepsakes. Yet a “family picture” may also be the mental picture we form of a family: the visualization before the mind’s eye of a web of emotional ties that lends expression to a certain idea of domestic community.

Ann Lofy studied Art and Photography at Berlin University of the Arts and Scenografy at Film University Babelsberg, before finishing her Postgraduate-Studies at Ostkreuzschule for Photography in Berlin. Since 2017, she is Professor for Film and Photography at the University of Arts in Graz, Austria.

Eva von Schirach: Master Degree in European Ethnology. Freelance work as Photographer, Curator, Author and Lecturer. Focus: Children’s rights

Linn Schröder: Member of the Ostkreuz Agency of Photographers since 2004. Her series »Ich denke auch Familienbilder« was shown in Paris and Rome, among others. Received numerous awards for her work such as the photography award of ZEIT magazine.

Fotogalerie Friedrichshain
Helsingforser Platz 1
10243 Berlin
Tel +49 (0)30 296 16 84
Opening Hours:
Tuesday-Saturday 2-6 pm
Thursday 10 am – 8 pm
Free entrance

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