The galleries in Berlin are currently closed to visitors until further notice in order to help contain the spread of the coronavirus. Stay healthy, STAY AT HOME, and enjoy exploring the artworks digitally here on PiB! ps: Also follow PiB on Instagram for the upcoming takeovers by gallerists & artists!
Als Schutz vor der Verbreitung des COVID-19 Virus sind die Berliner Galerien für den Publikumsverkehr geschlossen. Bleibt gesund, BLEIBT ZUHAUSE, und genießt die Ausstellungen ausnahmsweise in digitaler Form hier auf PiB! Ps: Folgt PiB auf Instagram für die kommenden Takeovers von Galerist*innen & Künstler*innen!

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7 QUEsTiONS FOR…
Mona Schulzek

PiB Interview Nº13 | June 2020

Enjoy the #PiBinterview Nº13 in the series »7 Questions for…«, this time with the photographer Mona Schulzek, winner of the »Vonovia Award für Fotografie 2019« with her series »Ottomane«.
(Anm. d. Red.: Dieses Interview gibt es auch hier auf Deutsch zu lesen!)

PiB: Welcome, Mona! Would you please introduce yourself?

Mona Schulzek:
a) inspiration . transformation = artist
b) thoughts ≈ medium
a ÷ b = Mona Schulzek

PiB: In case there is a daily routine in your life, how does it look like?

TaE (+ – , – + , + + , – – ) = idea > exchange > realisation
TaE: Trial and Error

PiB: Which people & events have shaped/influenced you?

ƒ(people): mentors
ƒ(occurrence): forces of nature vs. technology

PiB: What does photography mean to you?

A1: limited possibilities – resistance = maximum yield
A2: metaphorical space ≠ real space
A3: conservation (world)
A4: impulse => discourse

PiB: Which aspect of your photographic practise do you enjoy most?

Σ ecA: photography = sculpture
ecA: extended concept of Art

PiB: What would you like to change in your surroundings if you had the possibility?

hh < unfailing responsibility (respect × gratitude) = understanding of „Mitwelt“ (human ≙ environment)
hh: human hubris

PiB: Would you want to travel to space?

yes: weightlessness + complete silence + infinity => humility ≠ ego = relativization of significance + regression of egocentricity

PiB: What would you want your tombstone to say?

entropic material

PiB: Thank you very much for this interview, Mona!

Editor’s note: The complete series of interviews with all 4 prize winners of the »Vonovia Award für Fotografie 2019« can be found here on PiB: Mona Schulzek, Bastian Thiery, Theodor Barth, Marlene Hoberger.
The application deadline for the Vonovia Award für Fotografie 2020 ends on June 30, 2020.

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Discover great photography exhibitions/events in Berlin in PiB’s bi-monthly print issue, the PiB Guide! Due to Covid-19, the PiB Guide Nº30 MAY/JUNE will be presented only in digital form here on PiB’s website, in order to be able to inform you as flexible as possible about new/changed exhibition dates.
The PiB Guide Nº31 JULY/AUG will be published as a booklet again, and can be pre-ordered from now on. Booklet, A6 format · tbd pages · English & German · worldwide shipping.

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