06.10.2020 – 27.03.2021


UTE MAHLER & WERNER MAHLER
AN DEN STRÖMEN
OPENING: 03.10.2020, 13-18h / 1-6pm



Po #412
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An den Strömen
2019
Gelatin Silver Print
92 x 115 cm / 28 x 35 cm
Ed. 5 / Ed. 8
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Galerie Springer Berlin is opening the exhibition An den Strömen (At the Streams) by von Ute Mahler und Werner Mahler on October 3 to mark the EMOP European Month of Photography Berlin 2020. This new and previously unpublished series emerged from the summer of 2019 onwards for the exhibition Kontinent – Auf der Suche nach Europa (Continent – in search of Europe) by the Ostkreuz photographers’ agency at the Academy of Arts.


Donau #155
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An den Strömen
2019
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For this series, both photographers toured Europe’s major rivers and streams – the Elbe, Rhine/Waal, Danube, Po and Volga – where social, ecological, political, economic and historical themes become apparent and enable both artists to create a superlative portrait of Europe. In images that are both emotionally powerful and photographically impressive, they depict extracts from life, architecture, and portraits along Europe’s biggest streams. The artists started at the Elbe, the Rhine and the Danube in Bulgaria in 2019.

Elbe #26, 2019
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An den Strömen
2019
Gelatin Silver Print
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The Po followed that autumn and in February 2020 they continued on their journey to the Volga. Visits to other rivers – the Rhône, Dnieper and Tagus – are planned. Ute Mahler and Werner Mahler who have been working together for a few years now are photographing the series in black and white with an analogue large-format camera. In parallel with the exhibition at the Academy of Arts,

Rhein / Waal #348
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An den Strömen
2019
Gelatin Silver Print
92 x 115 cm / 28 x 35 cm
Ed. 5 / Ed. 8
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In July this year, Ute Mahler and Werner Mahler photographed their first fashion spread for 27 years, this time for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Magazine. The series came about at a small location on the Elbe. Both photographers again took black-and-white pictures using a large-format camera. Sections of this new, unusual and outstanding series will provide a stunning complement to the exhibition.

Wolga #524
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An den Strömen
2020
Gelatin Silver Print
92 x 115 cm / 28 x 35 cm
Ed. 5 / Ed. 8
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Werner Mahler (b. 1950), 1973–78, photographic studies, Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig; since 1978, freelance photographer; 2005, founder of the Ostkreuzschule for Photography, Berlin; school director and lecturer Ute and Werner Mahler: 1990, founding members of the OSTKREUZ agency; 2014, work exhibition at the House of Photography, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, at the Rostock Art Gallery, and many more besides

Jutta, Primaballerina, S-Bahnhof Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin, 1980
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Modefotografie für Sibylle
1980
Gelatin Silver Print
Paper 37,5 x 50,5 cm, Image 30 x 44,5 cm
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signed and dated on verso
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02.10.2018 – 26.01.2019


UTE MAHLER & WERNER MAHLER
ESSENZEN – FOTOGRAFIEN AUS 4 DEKADEN
Verlängert bis 26.01.2019



Chauffeur, Minsk, 1981
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Modefotografie
1981
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30 x 45 cm
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As part of EMOP Berlin – European Month of Photography 2018, Galerie Springer Berlin is showing works by the photographers Ute Mahler and Werner Mahler for the first time and in doing so enriching the gallery’s programme. The comprehensive exhibition Essences – Photography from four decades includes works by Ute Mahler and Werner Mahler from various creative periods. The gallery is also presenting a selection from the joint series Monalisen der Vorstädte (Mona Lisas of the Suburbs) that Ute und Werner Mahler created from 2009 to 2011.

Leipzig Connewitz, 1975
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1975
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Paper 27 x 37 cm, Image 22,2 x 34 cm
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Fashion photographs taken for the magazine Sibylle from 1977 to 1994 take up a central position in the exhibition. Ute Mahler’s 1980 photos with the dancer Jutta Deutschland are also on show, as is a series by Ute Mahler from a stay in Paris in 1978, which she had won as first price in the competition 'Work and Leisure', announced by the Photokina Cologne in the same year. The gallery is also showing early works by Werner Mahler (1975 to 1978) as well as a series of landscape photographs from the 1980s.

Julia, 1979
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Modefotografie für Sibylle
1979
Gelatin Silver Print, Vintage
Paper 49 x 38 cm - Image 44 x 30 cm
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Although the exhibition can only show an extract of the wide-ranging and impressive oeuvres of both photographers, it nonetheless provides in-depth insights into their diverse and creative work. Not least, a few iconic photographs provide an excellent illustration of a unique visual language and technique that the artists developed and perfected. Both the founding members of the OSTKREUZ agency now mostly work together.

Martina im Tulpenbaum
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Modefotografie für Sibylle
1980
Gelatin Silver Print on Barytpaper
Paper 38,5 x 27 cm / Image 33 x 22,5 cm
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The series Monalisen der Vorstädte (Mona Lisas of the Suburbs) and Die Seltsamen Tage (The Strange Day)s have emerged since the foundation of the artistic relationship in 2009. The new series Kleinstadt (Small Town) will shortly be published by Hartmann Books. All these projects are a fusion of the qualities and experiences of both photographers in series and artworks they have developed together.

Ewa, Gran Canaria, 1990
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Modefotografie für Sibylle
1994
Gelatin Silver Print on Barytpaper
Paper 49,5 x 40 cm, Image 45,2 x 30 cm
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signed and dated on verso
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UTE MAHLER & WERNER – WO DIE WELT ZU ENDE WAR
AUF DEM LAND. AM FLUSS. (Modeserie FAZ Magazin)
AN DEN STRÖMEN
UTE MAHLER – ZIRKUS
WERNER MAHLER – Steinkohlenwerk Martin Hoop, 1975
WERNER MAHLER, LANDSCHAFTEN
UTE MAHLER – FASHION
WERNER MAHLER
UTE MAHLER – PARIS, 1979
UTE MAHLER & WERNER MAHLER