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.
06.10.2020 – 27.03.2021
UTE MAHLER & WERNER MAHLER
AN DEN STRÖMEN
OPENING: 03.10.2020, 13-18h / 1-6pm
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.
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.
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,
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.
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
02.10.2018 – 26.01.2019
UTE MAHLER & WERNER MAHLER
ESSENZEN – FOTOGRAFIEN AUS 4 DEKADEN
Verlängert bis 26.01.2019
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.
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.
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.
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.
UTE MAHLER – FASHION
UTE MAHLER & WERNER MAHLER – AN DEN STRÖMEN
UTE MAHLER & WERNER MAHLER – AUF DEM LAND. AM FLUSS. (Modeserie FAZ Magazin)
UTE MAHLER & WERNER MAHLER – LISSABON ’87/88
UTE MAHLER & WERNER – WO DIE WELT ZU ENDE WAR
UTE MAHLER – ZIRKUS
WERNER MAHLER – STEINKOHLEWERK MARTIN HOOP, 1975
WERNER MAHLER, STADT UND LANDSCHAFTEN
WERNER MAHLER – FASHON
UTE MAHLER – PARIS, 1979 / 1981
UTE MAHLER & WERNER MAHLER – MONALISEN DER VORSTÄDTE