Kehrer Galerie / Berlin at Unseen 2015 – Presse Release, September 2015
KEHRER Galerie / Berlin represents German and international artists who are of prime importance for the present state of the photographic. The program thus presents the many various aspects of the medium, its different genres and facets of photography’s history. In this respect, the gallery shows also positions which reflect the impact of the medium on society, its functions and structures, including the aspect of „photography about photography“.
The gallery opened its doors for the first time on May 31, 2014 with a solo show by Davide Monteleone (IT) followed by numerous single and group exhibitions with artists, amongst others, Piotr Zbierski (PL), Eva Leitolf (DE), Arno Schidlowski (DE), Jeffrey Silverthorne (USA), and Gregor Neuerer (AT).
Jeffrey Silverthorne (b. 1946) belongs to a generation of American photographers who turned their interests towards social outcasts in the 1970ies as well as towards taboo issues such as death, sex, crime etc. in its diverse facets. Another main topic of his work circles around "identity" and how identity is established and modified. Over the decades he has developed an oustanding oeuvre with an explicit perfomative and theatrical imagery.
The Rome- and Moscow-based photographer Davide Monteleone (b. 1974) has made a name for himself internationally with his vivid reports from the border regions of the Russian Federation. Her received multiple awards for his work and his publications, including World Press Photo Awards and the Carmignac Gestion Photojournalism Award 2012.
Piotr Zbierski (b. 1987) studied at the State University for Film, Television, and Theatre "Leon Schiller" in Lodz/PL. In 2012 he won the "Leica Oskar Barnack Newcomer Award". In 2014 he received the European Cultural Foundation Grant and Polish Ministery of Culture fellowship. He is currently working on a new project titled "Family" for which he investigates belief systems, religions and ancient rites in different countries worldwide.