With this post we start our series on galleries, exhibitions and photography that will feature an inspirational #PortraitofBerlin, providing you some insights into our versatile city. In this exhibition C/O Berlin presents 80 photographs by photographer Ulrich Wüst, on display until 24 April, some never previously shown, as well as original leporellos by the artist for the first time in Berlin. It features his three photographic series “Cityscapes”, “Late Summer” and “Peripheries”.
Ulrich Wüst is a cool observer of his time with a contentious relationship to social and political contradictions. Everyday absurdities stand in direct contrast to the collective emphasis on public life that played an important part in socialist ideology. His photographic series created over long periods of time document the absence of civil society in East Germany and explore the collective feeling of privacy and its culmination in emptiness and futility.