B1 – a road through Berlin, Schloss Biesdorf

Bridge foundation, Alt-Friedrichsfelde, Berlin 2017 © Peter Oehlmann


I am pleased that a long-standing project has now found a good place. Schloss Biesdorf is located directly on the street mentioned and can be easily reached by public transport using the U5. There will be the typical Corona non-opening: The exhibition begins on August 23, the house will then be open from 12 noon to 6 pm. No lot of fanfare, no big speeches. The artists will be present from 3pm to 6pm. Of course, there is a mask requirement for visiting the exhibition rooms and of course there is the usual regulation of the number of visitors.
The beautiful castle park and the spacious café offer enough alternative meeting opportunities, so that nothing stands in the way of your numerous visits. See you soon!

From the exhibition announcement:

The B1 main road connects numerous places of historical significance that shape the cityscape and make German history of the 20th century readable and tangible: November Revolution, Weimar Republic, Nazi period, war and post-war, Berlin's division and reunion after the fall of the Wall and German reunification. The contradictory history of this city, its ruptures and changes manifest themselves in the urban spaces and architecture found along the B1, which can be experienced and understood like a sequence of exhibits.

Twelve photographers show their personal perceptions and conceptions of these urban spaces, which are anchored in the present but never allow their history to be forgotten.

The Berlin Round Table on Urban Photography, which now brings together fourteen photographers on a regular basis, works on common photographic themes in addition to discussion and exchange.  
In 2016 the discussion about the B1 began. A section of this traffic route, which originally stretched from Königsberg to Aachen, passes through Berlin, from Mahlsdorf in the east of the city to the Glienicke Bridge in the southwest.

Photographs by Aenne Burghardt, Ekkehart Keintzel, André Kirchner, Andreas Muhs, Peter Oehlmann, Cordia Schlegelmilch, Jörg Schmiedekind, Wolf Jobst Siedler, Peter Thieme, Volker Wartmann, Arnd Weider and Jochen Wermann.

As part of the EMOP Berlin – European Month of Photography 2020.
A catalog appears.

August 23 to November 6, 2020

Schloss Biesdorf
Alt-Biesdorf 55
12683 Berlin
+49 30 516 567 791

opening hours
daily 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Fridays 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
closed on Tuesdays