Berlin - Die stadt und die beute

Demonstrators and combat ready police, ravaged buildings, snarling dogs and people baring their bodies. Berlin is a city and a prey. Henrik Vering has explored the capital's alluring diversity through his lens for more than two decades.
Exhibition duration:
07-03-2008 - 13-04-2008
Medium:
Photography
Title:
Berlin - Die stadt und die beute
Artist:
Henrik Vering
Demonstrators and combat ready police, ravaged buildings covered in graffiti, snarling or cringing dog, and people, baring their bodies. Through expressive images Henrik Vering shows us a Berlin that lies far from the insolvent café backdrop that so many Danes flock to right now. Henrik Vering unfolds what he describes as his auteur-photography, through two decades in Berlin. In a narrative parallel to cinema and literature Henrik Vering introduces a Berlin that is invisible for most, a Berlin, which with it’s aggressiveness and Eros, riots and dances, presents the onlooker with a pulsing world inhabited by man and beast. It is the antithesis of the city. Henrik Vering captures a fascinating reality that is constantly under change. He photographs intense and sensuous momentary images that breathe in an eternal now. Berlin is city and prey, mutually devouring, existing yet dependant on each other. Henrik Vering was born in 1963 in Århus. He has exhibited in Denmark and Germany and has published several books. Henrik Vering is currently working on a number of book projects including one on his hometown Århus that will be published later this year. He lives and works in Copenhagen and is affiliated to the photo-office BAM. The book BERLIN - DIE STADT UND DIE BEUTE, published by Schöne-Bücher Verlag and with a preface by Rune Gade, will be released in connection with the opening of the exhibition.
Opening and book release: FrIday the 7th of March between 4 and 6 pm. Henrik Vering will be present at the opening.