Solo Exhibition

»Sibylle Bergemann – A Retrospective«

Loock Galerie and the Estate of Sibylle Bergemann, in cooperation with Reinbeckhallen and Kicken Berlin, will be showing an extensive selection from the oeuvre of the photographer Sibylle Bergemann (1941-2010) at three venues in the city:

Loock Galerie | Potsdamer Straße 63, 10785 Berlin [Tiergarten]
»Sibylle Bergemann – Frauen. Und in Farbe.«
Opening: Thursday, April 27, 2017, 18-21h (Facebook Event)
Exhibition: April 28 – July 29, 2017 extended until August 11, 2017
Reinbeckhallen | Reinbeckstraße 9, 12459 Berlin [Oberschöneweide]
»Sibylle Bergemann – Eine retrospektive Werkschau«
Opening: Friday, April 28, 2017, 19-20:30h (Facebook Event)
Exhibition: April 29 – July 30, 2017 extended until September 10, 2017
Kicken Berlin | Linienstraße 161 A, 10115 Berlin [Mitte]
»Der Rand der Welt. Sibylle Bergemann in Dialogue«
Opening: Friday, April 28, 2017, 18-21h
Exhibition: April 29 – September 1, 2017

Accompanying event at Reinbeckhallen:

Talk / Roundtable Discussion (held in German):
»Zur Migration ostdeutscher Bildpraxen – Autor*innen-Fotografie aus der DDR nach ’90«
Sunday, September 3, 2017, 5 pm

Harald Hauswald, Photographer
Friedrich Loock, Gallery Owner
Stephanie Steinkopf, Photographer
Moderation: Sabine Weier, Art Critic

Admission free. Please register via email to ed.ne1664471399llahk1664471399cebni1664471399er@tk1664471399atnok1664471399 or RSVP

From 1967 onwards, Bergemann worked as a freelance photographer und created numerous reportages, fashion spreads and portraits for art and culture magazines in the GDR, such as Sonntag and Sibylle. After German unification, she worked for magazines like GEO, Die Zeit, Spiegel, Stern, and The New York Times Magazine. For her, photography was a means of artistic expression, and to this day her work fascinates us with its sober sensuality.

Loock Galerie will show for the first time the color photographs that Sibylle Bergemann started taking in 1990, in dialogue with icons from the series of women portraits. The focus at Kicken Berlin will be on photographs from Berlin–Mitte, while the Reinbeckhallen will present an overview of her work, chosen from works in German private collections and the Estate of Sibylle Bergemann.

Her works have been collected by the following collections, among others:
Art Collection Deutsche Börse (Frankfurt/Main), Berlinische Galerie (Berlin), Centre Régional de la Photographie Nord Pas-de-Calais, Musée de l’Elysée (Lausanne), DZ Bank (Frankfurt/Main), Sammlung F. C. Gundlach (Hamburg), JPMorgan Chase Art Collection (New York), Fotografische Sammlung der Pinakothek der Moderne (Munich), Sprengel Museum (Hannover).

The book Sibylle Bergemann accompanying the exhibition(s) has been published by Kehrer Verlag.


Apr 29 – Sep 10, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, April 28, 7 – 8:30 pm
Roundtable Discussion (details see above): Sunday, Sep 3, 5 pm


Reinbeckstraße 9, 12459 Berlin
[Oberschöneweide | Treptow-Köpenick]

Opening hours: Sunday & bank holidays 11 am – 6 pm,
for groups with 10+ people open anytime by appointment (Tel +49 30 2039 310)

Admission: 5 € / reduced 3 €

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