Neuhardenberg Castle currently presents the exhibition 'hiersein ist herrlich' with works by Jannis Schulze. The show opened on 5 July, and continues until 30 August 2015. Much of the young photographer's work, who was born in 1987, revolves around the question of Home: Where do we settle into a sense of well-being? In a conversation? In a memory? Is it de-stabilising to look into the past? At the same time, his work acknowledges that we can encounter physical spaces in the here and now whose atmosphere evokes something from our own history.
"Truly being here is glorious"
The exhibition title is an excerpt from Rainer Maria Rilke's Duino Elegies – "Truly being here is glorious. Even you knew it, you girls who seemed to be lost." Many of Schulze's images are based on the lives of people born in East-Berlin during the 1980s. The exhibition forms part of an ongoing project, intended as a continuous archive of photographic moments. It illustrates the working process of a radically subjective visual language. By creating an amalgamation of beauty, memories, history, youth and chaos, Schulze addresses the deeper questions of 'being'.
Jannis Schulze graduated from the Art Academy Berlin Weißensee in 2014. In the same year, his picture 'Quisqueya' was exhibited at Hamburg's Deichtorhallen in the context of 'Gute Aussichten' – Germany's most renowned competition for young photographers. He was also shortlisted for the Photobook Dummy Awards in 2013 and 2014, and won the Mart Stam Award 2013.
For further information see Schloss Neuhardenberg, Jannis Schulze