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Berlin, December 1998, Reichstag, President of the Bundestag Wolfgang Thierse unveils the new Federal Eagle; Photo: Regina Schmeken

WHAT FADES – WHAT REMAINS? German Bundestag 2019

Photographs from the Art Collection of the German Bundestag on the 30th Anniversary of the Fall of the Wall

November 01, 2019 to January 05, 2020

The Berlin Wall Memorial at the German Bundestag
Marie-Elisabeth Lüders Building
Schiffbauerdamm
10117 Berlin

THE SUBJECTIVE LENS – Lecture by Regina Schmeken MVHS 2019

Monday, December 09, 2019, 19 p.m., Gasteig – Münchner Volkshochschule/Munich Adult Education Centre

The question of the “power of images” and their influence on society is explored in selected pictorial concepts and photographic positions. What can photography achieve if image strategies are consistently pursued over a long period of time and references are made to a larger context? How is our perception shaped when the results of these image creation processes accompany us over many decades? The constitution of society is examined. Images can clarify or disguise, create authenticity or illusions, hope or devastation. What does political photography mean?

“Regina Schmeken’s photography, which has many friends in Germany and is read with loving respect, rarely combines the terms reality and fairytale-like. Thirdly, the conscious use of the shaping factor light, paradoxically speaking, gives rise to that little bit of sharpness or uncannyness of content that makes these “found” images memorable and post-effective”, says Claus Heinrich Meyer on the work of the artist. The lecture gives an overview of Schmeken’s work for almost 40 years and, analogous to the program’s focus on democracy, thematizes the photographer’s special view of political and social events.

Münchner Volkshochschule
Gasteig
Rosenheimer Str. 5
81667 München

Bloody Soil. Scenes of NSU Crimes, Documentation center Reichsparteitagsgelände, 2019.

BLOODY SOIL – SCENES OF NSU CRIMES Documentation center Reichsparteitagsgelände Nuremberg 2019

„The most disturbing thing about these photographs is that they do not show the murderers or the murder victims. At Schmekens recordings just the inconspicuous, banal and ordinary seem uncanny.“
Hans Magnus Enzensberger

September 19, 2019 to February 23, 2020

***up-to-date***
Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 4 p.m.
curator tour
with Regina Schmeken
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Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände
Bayernstraße 110
90478 Nürnberg

1000 REALITIES – 100 YEARS GDL/DFA Festival week in the Haus der Photographie, Deichtorhallen Hamburg

The 100th anniversary of the GDL/DFA will be celebrated extensively from 9 to 13 October in the Haus der Photographie, Deichtorhallen Hamburg. It shall be a real celebration of photography with award ceremony, projections, lectures, talks, dialogues, portfolio walk, party and exhibitions, which gives an insight into the work of members of the DFA of the last 100 years.

October 09 to October 13, 2019

Haus der Photographie
Deichtorhallen Hamburg
Deichtorstraße 1
20095 Hamburg

LEBEN MACHT SINN, Essl Museum Wien 2019, Copyright: Stiefkind Fotografie

LIFE MAKES SENSE Essl Museum Klosterneuburg 2019

With the triad LEBEN MACHT SINN//LIFE MAKES SENSE, GLOBART implements a new format for the GLOBART Academy: in a coherent program over three years, the Academy is dedicated to key issues of our times. On three weekends in Autumn from 2019-2021 renowned national and international researchers, artists and activists will develop lectures, installations and rooms for change. Our participants are able to experience these key terms through different formats acoustically, visually and haptically. For the duration of the GLOBART Academy, the venue will be transformed into a shared living space, that invites the participants to think, experiment, design, and research together – but also to eat, dance and linger. The shared LebensRaum as an experimental field of actions can be felt and evaluated – but not predicted. The aim of the GLOBART Academy is to inspire individuals to become active participants of a vivid civil society. 

October 03 to October 19, 2019

Essl Museum
An der Donau-Au 1
3400 Klosterneuburg

The Labyrinth. An exhibition on the NSU Complex, Kunsthaus Nuremberg, 2019.

THE LABYRINTH. AN EXHIBITION ON THE NSU COMPLEX Kunsthaus Nuremberg 2019

with Forensic Architecture, Sebastian Jung, Katharina Kohl and Regina Schmeken

The photographic work by Regina Schmeken presented at the Kunsthaus was designed for the exhibition THE LABYRINTH. The triptychs of the 12 crime scenes were joined together to form an installation almost 10 metres long. The picture tableau connects the exhibition in the Kunsthaus with the solo exhibition of the artist in the Documentation Centre Reichsparteitagsgelände Nuremberg.

September 26 to November 17, 2019

Kunsthaus im KunstKulturQuartier
Königstraße 93
90402 Nürnberg

Regina Schmeken, Excerpt from the photo installation „Fukushima“, 690 x 92cm, chrome pigment print

IN FUTURE. POSSIBILITY SPACES Fabrik der Künste Hamburg 2019

An exhibition with Christoph Mayer chm, realities:united, Peter Piller, Karin Sander, Regina Schmeken and many others. Curated by Dana Giesecke and Harald Welzer

August 20 to October 08, 2019

Fabrik der Künste
Kreuzbrook 10/12
20537 Hamburg

Exhibition piece: Regina Schmeken "Bloody Soil. Scenes of NSU Crimes", 162 x 108cm, chrome pigment print on aluminum.

BLOODY SOIL – SCENES OF NSU CRIMES Stadtmuseum Kassel 2019

“The most disturbing thing about these photographs is that they do not show the murderers or the murder victims. At Schmekens recordings just the inconspicuous, banal and ordinary seem uncanny. “
Hans Magnus Enzensberger

May 12 to September 08, 2019

Stadtmuseum Kassel
Ständeplatz 16
34117 Kassel

Bloody Soil. Scenes of NSU Crimes, Rathausgalerie Kunsthalle Munich, 2018.

BLOODY SOIL – SCENES OF NSU CRIMES Kunsthalle München 2018

“The most disturbing thing about these photographs is that they do not show the murderers or the murder victims. At Schmekens recordings just the inconspicuous, banal and ordinary seem uncanny. “
Hans Magnus Enzensberger

July 17 to October 14, 2018

Rathausgalerie Kunsthalle
Marienplatz 8
80331 Munich

Bloody Soil. Scenes of NSU Crimes, Martin-Gropius-Bau Berlin, 2017.

BLOODY SOIL – SCENES OF NSU CRIMES Gropiusbau Berlin 2017

“The most disturbing thing about these photographs is that they do not show the murderers or the murder victims. At Schmekens recordings just the inconspicuous, banal and ordinary seem uncanny. “
Hans Magnus Enzensberger

July 29, 2017 to October 29, 2017
Extended until November 19, 2017

Martin-Gropius-Bau
Niederkirchnerstraße 7
10963 Berlin

Exhibition piece: Regina Schmeken - Gallery Jordanow 2017 160 x 110 cm, chrome pigment print on aluminum.

REGINA SCHMEKEN – Gallery Jordanow 2017

The Gallery Jordanow shows at the OPEN art 2017 i.a. a 4-part work on motion sequences using the example of a fencing competition, recorded 2016 in Brazil.

September 08 to October 28, 2017

Galerie Jordanow
Zieblandstraße 19
80799 München

Bloody soil - Scenes of NSU crimes, Military History Museum of the Federal Armed Forces (MHM) Dresden, 2016.

BLOODY SOIL – SCENES OF NSU CRIMES MHM Dresden 2016

“The most disturbing thing about these photographs is that they do not show the murderers or the murder victims. At Schmekens recordings just the inconspicuous, banal and ordinary seem uncanny. ”
Hans Magnus Enzensberger

November 04, 2016 to May 07, 2017

Military History Museum of the Federal Armed Forces (MHM)
Olbrichtplatz 2
01099 Dresden

Berlin, 3 October 1990, midnight, reunification ceremony in front of the Reichstag building, 60x90cm, chrome pigment print on aluminium.

EUROPE UNDER CONSTRUCTION 2015

BERLIN 1945 – 2015

Björn Albert, Margaret Bourke-White, Jewgeni Chaldej, Ben de Biel, Renaud De Gambs, Werner Eckelt, Fritz Eschen, Arno Fischer, Leonard Freed, Reinhard Friedrich, Hein Gorny, F.C. Gundlach, Herbert Hensky, Jürgen Hohmuth, André Kirchner, Barbara Klemm, Wolfgang Krolow, Sebastian Kusenberg, Siegfried Lauterwasser, Robert Lebeck, Gerhard Lohmann, Will McBride, Cecil F. S. Newman, Jim Rakete, Siebrand Rehberg, Henry Ries, Michael Ruetz, Max Scheler, Regina Schmeken, Hans Martin Sewcz, Liselotte Strelow, Brigitte Tast, Peter Woelck, Harf Zimmermann, Günter Zint

October 03 to December 10, 2015
extended until March 31, 2016

Galerie 36
Chausseestr. 36
10115 Berlin

Faces of Change / Gesichter des Wandels - Photographs 1989/1990 by Regina Schmeken and Ulrike Schamoni, Federal Ministry of Finance Berlin, 2015.

FACES OF CHANGE Ministry of Finance 2015

Photographs 1989/1990 by Regina Schmeken and Ulrike Schamoni

August 27 to November 11, 2015

Bundesministerium der Finanzen
Wilhelmstr. 97
10117 Berlin

Berlin, 16.09.2001, at the Brandenburg Gate, Solidarity Rally for the USA after the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York on 11.09.2001, 70 x 52 cm, chrome pigment print on paper

TOPLESS Maastricht 2015

with Nina Grunenberg, Joe Neave, Regina Schmeken, Pola Sieverding, Alex Wissel and Jan Bonny

May 22 to June 07, 2015

B32 Artspace
Bourgognestraat 32
6221 BZ Maastricht
Niederlande

Willy Brandt in the town hall Schöneberg in Berlin on 02.10.1990, 50 x 60cm, baryt photo.

FROM NEW VISION TO PHOTO ART 2015

Photography from the collection in the Willy-Brandt-Haus

April 28 to June 28, 2015

Willy-Brandt-Haus
Stresemannstr. 28
10963 Berlin

Exhibition piece: Tanz / dance, Munich 2005, 65 x 90cm, chrome pigment print on aluminium.

ARTISTS OF THE GALLERY III Gallery Jordanow 2014

November 07 to December 20, 2014

Galerie Jordanow München
Zieblandstraße 19
80799 München

Regina Schmeken – Photographs 2004 – 2012, New gallery Gladbeck, 2014.

PHOTOGRAPHS 2004-2012 NEW GALLERY GLADBECK 2014

July 19 to August 27, 2014

Neue Galerie im Rathauspark
Bottroper Str. 17
45964 Gladbeck

Among Players – The German National Team, Dortmunder U, 2014.

AMONG PLAYERS – THE GERMAN NATIONAL TEAM Dortmunder U 2014

April 02 to September 28, 2014

Dortmunder U
Zentrum für Kunst und Kreativiät
Leonie-Reygers-Terrasse
44137 Dortmund

Exhibition piece: Beijing, 2008, women’s pole vault, 163 x 109 cm, chrome pigment print on aluminium

PHOTOGRAPHS 2004-2012 GALLERY ALBRECHT 2012

November 17, 2012 to January 12, 2013

Galerie Albrecht
Charlottenstraße 78
10117 Berlin

Manhattan Skyline, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, 2011

MANHATTAN SKYLINE 2011

Photo Installation

May 28 to June 13, 2011

Haus der Kulturen der Welt
John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10
10557 Berlin

Exhibition piece: Beijing, 2008, women's pole vault, 163 x 109 cm, chrome pigment print on aluminium

NO SPORTS 2010

September 10 to October 30, 2010

Galerie Neumeister München
Gabelsbergerstraße 17
80333 München

Temporary art hall Berlin – curated by Karin Sander, 2009

ZEIGEN – AN AUDIO TOUR TROUGH BERLIN BY KARIN SANDER

“Where no light …”, a sound collage by Regina Schmeken from a conversation with Alexander Kluge for prime time and an interview by Martin Lejeune.

December 05, 2009 to January 10, 2010

Temporäre Kunsthalle Berlin
Schlossfreiheit 1, Schlossplatz
10178 Berlin

Audio tour contributed by Regina Schmeken
Exhibition piece: Berlin, November 12, 1989, Brandenburg Gate from the East, 60 x 90cm, chrome pigment print on aluminium.

EAST – FOR THE RECORD

The new photographic collection of VNG-Verbundnetz Gas AG. A catalog was published by Steidl-Verlag.

October 04, 2009 to January 10, 2010

Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig,
Katharinenstraße 10
04109 Leipzig

Exhibition piece: Berlin, November 12, 1989, border crossing Potsdamer Platz, 60 x 90cm, chrome pigment print on aluminium

SCENES AND TRACES OF A FALL – THE BERLIN WALL IN THE FOCUS OF THE PHOTOGRAPHERS 2009

An exhibition of the Stiftung Brandenburger Tor. Nicolai-Verlag has published a bilingual catalogue.

Evening event, November 30, 2009, 7.30 pm: The curator of the exhibition Matthias Harder in conversation with the photographers Regina Schmeken, Wolfgang Bellwinkel and Maurice Weiss.

October 03 to December 06, 2009

Max-Liebermann-Haus
Pariser Platz 7
10117 Berlin

Munich, Gasteig, facade installation "Under Dancers / Unter Tänzern" by Regina Schmeken.

UNDER DANCERS 2006

The photographer Regina Schmeken presents her movement studies of dancers as a larger-than-life frieze atop the Celibidache Forum on the façade of the Gasteig Cultural Center in Munich. The artworks shown here are part of a monumental photographic installation entitled »Among Players« which was displayed at the Museum for Photography of the State Museums in Berlin in the summer of 2006.

from October 27, 2006, extended to February 28, 2007.

An event of Stadtforum Kulturförderung GmbH and Gasteig München GmbH on the occasion of DANCE 2006.

Gasteig
Celibidacheforum
Rosenheimer Str. 5
81667 München.

Skyline, Goethe-Institut, New York 2006

SKYLINE NEW YORK 2006

The photo installation “Skyline” shows two large-format photographs (275 × 350 cm), which were taken in 1981 after Regina Schmeken’s almost one year stay in New York City. It was exhibited after 9/11 at the Maximiliansforum in Munich and in the New York Goethe Institute in September 2002. The installation was shown again in New York for its fifth anniversary.

September 06 to October 20, 2006

Goethe-Institut New York
1014 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10028

Among players, Museum für Fotografie, Berlin, 2006.

AMONG PLAYERS 2006

The photographer Regina Schmeken presents her movement studies of footballers and dancers in the form of a monumental, larger-than-life frieze in the atmospheric Kaisersaal, the former ballroom of the Landwehrkasino (Armed Forces Casino) where the Museum für Fotografie has been housed since 2004. With this series she investigates the precarious moment poised between stasis and motion that is a feature of Football and Dance likewise.

She focuses on the protagonist and especially on the, often determining, apparent stillness, isolated from the complex sequence of movements – the essence of human action is made perceptible through a reduction to graphically clear signs. On display in another exhibition room are Regina Schmeken’s studies of fencers as choreographic, combative Pas de Deux, which is befitting to the history of the Landwehrkasino as the officers once had a fencing studio there.

May 24 to July 30, 2006

Museum für Fotografie
Jebensstraße 2
10623 Berlin

The New Center / Die neue Mitte at the Museo Nacional de Arte in La Paz/Bolivia from september 13 to october 06, 2006

THE NEW CENTER 2004 – 2007

The exhibition “Die neue Mitte / The New Center” was first shown in the Haus der Commerzbank at the Brandenburg Gate in 2001. It was part of the program of the Berlin art fair “artforum”.

In 2002, the 41 large-format photographic works were exhibited in the Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. Since then, they have been on a world tour on the initiative of the Goethe-Institut and made stations in Beijing, Moscow, Washington, London and St. Petersburg. Meanwhile, the exhibit Die neue Mitte / The New Center has been shown in over eighty capitals on five continents.

The last stages of the exhibition in 2006 and 2007 were in Africa and South America, i.a. Accra and Dakkar, Sao Paolo, La Paz and Quito.

Stations of the exhibition – Selection

2004
Australia, Sydney, Goethe-Institut, September 27 – December 15
New Zealand, Wellington, Goethe-Institut, June 1 – July 30
China, Honk Kong, Honk Kong Arts Center, April 13 – May 12
Indonesia, Jakarta, Goethe-Institut, February 25 – March 14
France, Bordeaux, Goethe-Institut, November
France, Strasbourg, TV station arte, October
France, Strasbourg, seat of the Council of Europe, July
Italy, Naples, Goethe-Institut, March 19 – April 8
Italy, Roma, Goethe-Institut, January 27 – February 27
Romania, Bucharest, Art Academy (Galeria-Galeria), April
Hungary, Budapest, Ernst Muzeum, Dorottya Galéria, May 18 – June 10
Greece, Athens, Goethe-Institut, April 19 – May 28
Greece, Thessaloniki, Goethe-Institut, January 14 – February 13
Serbia, Belgrade, ARTGET, Belgrade City Gallery, November / December
Serbia, Kragujevac, National Museum, June 30 – July 26
Macedonia, Skopje, Museum of Contemporary Art, August
Macedonia, Prilep, ART Gallery, September

2005
Australia, Sydney, until February
Albania, Tirana, January / February
Israel, Jerusalem, March / April
Argentina, Córdoba, May
Uruquay, Montevideo, June
Argentina, San Juan, August
Argentina, Buenos Aires, September
Asuncion, Paraquay, November
USA, Chicago, late 2005
USA, Los Angeles, late 2005
USA, San Francisco, late 2005
Canada, Montréal, late 2005
Lebanon, Beirut, September and October
Syria, Damascus, November
Tunisia, Tunis, December

Fernsehmuseum Berlin, „Die blaue Wand“, Commissioned work for the Stiftung Deutsche Kinemathek.

THE BLUE WALL 2006

Photo installation by Regina Schmeken at the TV Museum in Berlin for the Stiftung Deutsche Kinemathek.

Regina Schmeken was commissioned by the Filmmuseum Berlin / Stiftung Deutsche Kinemathek to design the entrance area of the newly founded TV museum with photographs.

The artist has photographed the flood of images on television and the faces of spectators and reassembled these recordings into a large tableau. Her installation of backlit photographs called “The Blue Wall” is the prelude to a tour of the history of television programming.

Since June 1, 2006 the museum is open to visitors. It is located above the Film Museum in the Sony Center on Potsdamer Platz in Berlin. In 2018 the artwork was removed and replaced.

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The New Center at the 7th International Photo Days in Mannheim, 2005

SEVENTH INTERNATIONAL PHOTO DAYS IN MANNHEIM / LUDWIGSHAFEN 2005

Regina Schmeken: “The New Center – Photographs 1989 to 2001” /  „Die neue Mitte – Fotografien 1989 bis 2001“.

June 16 – July 10, 2005,

Location: Augusta-Carree, at the Augusta facility 32.

A catalog appeared

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Symposium of the BildForum Akademie entitled “Photography as Art – Art as Photography” with a contribution by Regina Schmeken under the title “Of the subjectivity of the lens”.
further participants: Prof. Peter Bialobrzeski, Goetz Diergarten, Dr. Ing. Enno Kaufhold, Simone Klein, dr. Norbert Moos and dr. Claude W. Sui

June 26, 2005 at the Musikpark Mannheim, Hafenstraße 49
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Artist exchange Munich – Tallinn in the Kunsthalle Tallinn, 2005

KÜNSTLERAUSTAUSCH MÜNCHEN – TALLINN 2005

EXHIBITION „ARTISTS EXCHANGE MUNICH – TALLINN“

July 15, 2005 to August 7, 2005

The work shows the dance meditation of Turkish dervishes.
A catalog appeared.

Kunsthalle Tallinn
Estonia

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Postures - Positions, Gallery Wäcker & Jordanow, 2004.

POSTURES – POSITIONS 2004

November 10, 2004 to January 15, 2005

Gallery Wäcker & Jordanow
Gollierstraße 17
80339 München

Photo installation at the Löwenturm, Rindermarkt in Munich, from 2003 to 2006

NO WAR – NOWHERE 2003

A photo installation by Regina Schmeken

Munich, Löwenturm / Rindermarkt
2003 – 2006

Patronage
Mayor Christian Ude

With the support of the Cultural Department of the City of Munich,
Hypokulturstiftung, E.ON Energie and ARTEMEDIA