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C/O Berlin

Non-profit organization
 
Talents 25 . In Broad Day Mirko Martin / Melanie Martin
 
  C/O Berlin cordially invites you ...

to the opening of the exhibition
Talents 25 . In Broad Day
Mirko Martin / Melanie Martin

on Friday, 7 October 2011
at 7 pm

at the Postfuhramt
Oranienburger Straße 35/36


"What you have to do is enter the fiction of America, enter America as fiction. It is, indeed, on this fictive basis that it dominates the world." Jean Baudrillard

On the streets of Los Angeles: police raids and arrests, accidents and injuries, glamour and homelessness. It's all part of everyday life in the big city. Mirko Martin prowls the urban landscape like a hunter, documenting the events of daily existence. But his photographs raise numerous questions. Why is a burning man walking down the street? Where have the victims of a car crash gone? Why are people lying in groups in the middle of the sidewalk? And why are the passers-by ignoring all the catastrophes? Mirko Martin's photographs reveal absurd, spectacular, and inexplicable situations that are removed completely from the realm of familiar, everyday experience, leading us to wonder: Are these scenes real or staged?

Martin plays with the viewer's voyeurism and expectations. In his photographs, documentary photography collides with staged photography, and reality seems just as theatrical as the dramatically illuminated film sets of Hollywood. Indeed everything in the image becomes part of the stage. In this tension-filled ambiguity, reality is played off against fiction, challenging the viewer's imagination.


Talents 25 . In Broad Day
Mirko Martin / Melanie Martin

Exhibition 8 October to 6 December 2011
Opening Friday, 7 October 2011 . 7 pm
Opening hours daily . 11 am to 20 pm
Admission 10 Euro . reduced 5 Euro

Organizer C/O's e.V.
Location C/O Berlin at the Postfuhramt
Oranienburger Straße 35/36 . 10117 Berlin

Contact Phone 030.28 44 41 60
info@co-berlin.com . www.co-berlin.com

In partnership with Deutsche Börse Group
Sponsor Ralf Schmitz
Supporter Goethe-Institut . DruckConcept . AV Tour . Dinamix
Media partner freshmilk tv . sueddeutsche.de
 
www.co-berlin.com
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