After four years of development, Fotografiska Berlin – The Contemporary Museum of Photography, Art and Culture is opening its doors to the public on 14 September, 2023, during Berlin Art Week. It is located on Oranienburger Straße in Berlin Mitte in a six-floor building spanning an area of around 5.500 m².
Whiteface by Candice Breitz serves as a powerful commentary on issues of race, representation, and performative identity – it will be among the three inaugural exhibitions at Fotografiska Berlin. NUDE is an international production of Fotografiska featuring the work of 30 female-identifying artists from 20 countries whose artwork challenges traditional constructs around body politics. Also presented are unreleased works by Juliana Huxtable. The artist is known for her multidisciplinary artwork, in which she explores the topics of gender, ethnicity, identity, queerness and sexuality.
“We are proud to present the largest European solo exhibition of Juliana Huxtable, which will embody the artistic trajectory of this multifaceted artist. Starting with her essayistic approach to visual representation, the narrative is developed through the performative painting of her body and posing for the camera. Huxtable’s self-portraits become poetry chock full of references, a photograph that is painted, printed, and then constructed anew,” says Marina Paulenka, Director of Exhibitions at Fotografiska Berlin..
“Our vision for Fotografiska Berlin is to provide one of the most beautiful stages that Berlin has to offer for both established artists and up-and-coming talents, on the one hand, and the internationally acclaimed community of creatives in Berlin on the other. We have recruited a world-class team to create unique cultural experiences in a building that tells its own powerful story about the city. It is a great honor and joy for us all to add this new chapter to its rich history, and thus, to the cultural evolution of our city, together with Fotografiska Berlin,” says Yousef Hammoudah, Executive Director of Fotografiska Berlin.
“We are delighted to finally bring Fotografiska to Berlin, a city with such a rich and vibrant art scene. It’s my hometown, Europe’s creative heart and the perfect place to open the next Fotografiska Museum.” says Yoram Roth, Chairman of the Fotografiska Group of Museums.