Heimat at The Albert



Heimat a term implying home, origin, tradition and belonging has a strong influence on an individuals identity. The exhibition shows works from Simon Slipek and Christian Kraatz at The Albert from the 13th-20th of June 2013.

You are welcome to attend the opening on the 13th June 2013 from 6pm-9.30pm

The German word Heimat is mostly related to the strong bound between people and places whether it arises from choice or origin.

Christian Kraatz series homeland originates from his relocation to the Uk in January 2009. A single-use camera long past its sell-by-date had been used to capture ageless impressions. Aligned with feelings of freedom and equilibrium he faced his native country, feeling an enormous bond during the emotional realisation of parting, which caused pleasurable sentiments of arrival.

In Simon Slipeks series “Die improvisierte Stadt” (The improvised city)the attention is drawn to Berlin a city full of history and constant change. After the reunification in 1989  the divided city grew together. Berlin’s infrastructure changed. Partly intended, partly improvised. It’s very particular character stimulated Simon to portrait this urban Heimat.

Simon and Christian are both members of 3is3 identity a platform for photographers displaying their artistic approaches to the topic “Identity”. Due to their individual perspectives the results reflect the diversity implied in the idea of identity. Regular exchange about individual projects and curating joint exhibitions brings dialogue, growth and inspiration for artists, supporters and the curious alike.

The show “Heimat”  from 13th-20th of June 2013 will feature artist talks, a performance by Olivia Popica and a Film screening.

You are welcome to attend the opening and performance on the 13th June 2013 from 6pm-9.30pm

Opening times

Friday – Sunday: 2pm – 6pm
Monday – Thursday: by apointment

For appointments please contact Julia


07805 849 829

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