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Photobook Launch: In der Fremde - Pictures from Home

  • Sep 11, 2021
  • 17:00
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Urban Spree, Romeo Alaeff, Hatje Cantz, Berlin Art Link
Date
Sep 11, 2021 17:00 - 20:00
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Urban Spree & Hatje Cantz invite you to the book launch of Romeo Alaeff's, “In der Fremde: Pictures from Home," a photobook on Berlin & the search for "home." Essays by Yuval Noah Harari, Eva Hoffman, Joseph Kertes, Rory MacLean, Christian Rattemeyer & Charles Simic.
 
The artist will present his photobook at Urban Spree, along with a display of prints; he will sign books and engage with the audience in partnership with the publisher, Hatje Cantz, and the book's editor, Nadine Barth.
 
 
Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021
17:00 - 20:00 (Beer Garden will remain open for socializing afterwards.)
Indoor/Outdoor Event
Free Entry
 
 
Romeo Alaeff is a Berlin-based artist from Brooklyn, NY. After moving to Berlin nine years ago, he began a long-term photographic series about migration, belonging, and the universal search for home. Through haunting, cinematic images of Berlin, he charts a new city topography in the context of a complex family history spanning from Yemen to the former USSR, Germany, Poland, Lithuania, Israel/Palestine, and the United States.
 
"In der Fremde: Pictures from Home" is composed of eerie night-scapes and Kiezszene in familiar Berlin neighborhoods, but, as the oxymoronic title suggests, strangeness and unfamiliarity lurk in the shadows.
 
The nocturnal photographs are framed by inspiring essays on the topics of home, migration and identity by Romeo Alaeff, Yuval Noah Harari, Eva Hoffman, Joseph Kertes, Rory MacLean, Christian Rattemeyer, and Charles Simic.
 
 
 
 
 
REVIEWS:
“These pictures show the real Berlin night.”
— Berliner Zeitung Online (@berliner_zeitung)
 
"Alaeff’s fascination with the mundane, the accessible and the authentic, presents itself casually to the observer, if one is open to the magic of the unexpected."
— Berliner Zeitung Front Page Story
 
“His photos show a city that many Berliners probably don’t know yet.”
— RBB Abendschau/Berlin TV Evening News (@rbbfernsehen)
 
"The mostly empty spaces seem like stages where a performance has already taken place."
— Alfredo Sosa, The Christian Science Monitor (@csmonitor)
 
"En Route to the Witching Hour - The photographer Romeo Alaeff shows another side of Berlin"
— Charlott Tornow, Mit Vergnügen (@mitvergnuegen)
 
"[A]t night, the artist Romeo Alaeff walked the streets of Berlin alone with his camera. He took photos of the skyline, of young people fighting on the train, and empty pools and buildings. He captured this loneliness and transience in [his book which]…is inspired by that sense of being uprooted, of living somewhere new and trying to orient oneself in a new land.”
— Sophie Kemp, Garage/Vice Magazine (@garage_magazine, @vice)
 
 
 
 
Published by Hatje Cantz @hatjecantzverlag.
Edited by Nadine Barth @barthouseprojects.
Design by Anschlaege Berlin @anschlaege.berlin.
Project support @inesdobosic & @degrasseprojects.
Partial funding by #stiftungkunstfonds
 

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