20.09.2022 – 11.02.2023
GALERIE SPRINGER BERLIN
Verlängert bis zum 11.02.2023
We are delighted to invite you to our group exhibition marking the 10th anniversary of
Galerie Springer Berlin. When we opened the gallery in its current format 10 years ago,
it was founded on Robert Springer’s 20 years’ experience of gallery work stemming from
a long family tradition. The decision to run the gallery with Heide Springer resulted in a
reorientation of the gallery programme towards photography.
Over the past decade, we
are proud to have made an international name for ourselves as a gallery in this diverse
field. And alongside the necessary commercial focus, we have always placed great value
on quality and curatorial concepts, and see our gallery work as a cultural task. Luck has
also played a role in our on-going work in this direction and we are grateful for it.
For example, the area around our traditional location in Berlin-Charlottenburg has again
developed into a much sought-after area for galleries. Important public and private
institutions as well as photography galleries have since taken up residence close by, so
that the area has become an attractive and recognised quarter for all interested parties.
Over the past ten years, we have succeeded in putting on exhibitions with world
renowned photographers, including Edward Burtynsky who we represent exclusively in
Germany, Evelyn Hofer, Ingar Krauss, Saul Leiter, Ute Mahler and Werner Mahler, Joel
Meyerowitz, Loredana Nemes, Arnold Odermatt and Georges Rousse, and we have
enjoyed a successful working relationship with the latter two artists for well over 20
We also present recognised European artists for the first time in Berlin: Catherine Gfeller
and Aitor Ortiz.
And of course our programme includes Berlin-based photographers, covering new
approaches as well as new discoveries, such as Kathrin Linkersdorff who is now active
internationally, Maria Jauregui Ponte, Anna Lehmann-Brauns, Lohner Carlson, Wiebke
Elzel and Jana Müller, Winfried Muthesius, Ashkan Sahihi, Michael Schäfer and Sebastian
Wells, and Jens Liebchen and Peter Klare whose new series were shown in our most
In our anniversary exhibition, we are presenting a special selection of personal
favourites, chosen gems and highlights from the previous decade, and premiering a few
new works by our artists.
24.04. – 25.09.2021
For the first time, Galerie Springer Berlin presents works by artist and photographer Kathrin Linkersdorff in a solo exhibition with works from her new series "Fairies". Linkerdorff is shaped by the Japanese philosophy of Wabi-Sabi, in which the beauty of imperfection and impermanence is extolled. Barbara Esch Marowski, director of the Haus am Kleistpark, had described the artist a few weeks ago as follows: "In their captivating clarity, her works are reminiscent of the plant photographs of Karl Blossfeldt and in their aesthetics of the paintings of Edward Weston.
If you entered her studio, you would not think it was a photo studio. Stacking cardboard boxes hold an archive of drying plants. The beginning of her work is a lengthy and painstaking treatment of ever more fragile flowers. For months they are hung up, turned, dusted and turned over again - to fragilely solidify in imagined forms.
The essence of her working method is analogue. For a long time she photographed on film material with a Hasselblad and even today Linkersdorff works exclusively with deliberately used daylight.
In the precisely staged moment of photography, the fading moment of transience is frozen in its full beauty. But it is only in the subsequent interplay with the elaborate process of further processing and a finely adjusted print that the image finds its perfect expression and is able to reflect the soulful moment of the shot."
Kathrin Linkersdorff, born in Berlin in 1966, completed her architecture studies at the TU Cottbus in 1996. She studied at Berlage University in Amsterdam and at Bartlett University in London. She then worked as an architect in Tokyo before studying Japanese ink painting there. In Berlin, she completed her studies in photography at the "Schule für Fotografie am Schiffsbauerdamm" with Robert Lyons in 2006-2007. Since 2012, she has been working internationally as a freelance artist from Berlin.
13.07. – 14.09.2019
KATHRIN LINKERSDORFF & MARIA JAUREGUI PONTE
Die Galerie Springer Berlin stellt mit der Ausstellung LUMENISZENZEN zwei Künstlerinnen vor, die von nun an das Programm der Galerie erweitern.
Die beiden Fotografinnen ergänzen sich in der Ausstellung auf beeindruckende Weise.
Beide arbeiten und experimentieren seit Jahren mit Licht und Schatten, Farbe und Dunkelheit. Die Ergebnisse dieser Prozesse, die in der Ausstellung präsentiert werden, sind im Ansatz sehr unterschiedlich, verbinden sich jedoch auf überraschende Weise zu einer Einheit.
With the exhibition LUMINESCENCES, Galerie Springer Berlin is introducing two artists who will be expanding the gallery’s programme from now on.
The two photographers complement each other in the exhibition in an impressive way.
Both have been working and experimenting with light and shadow, and colour and darkness for many years. The results of this process are to some extent very different, but they come together in a stunning combination in the exhibition.