Jordis Antonia Schlösser, Jewish Community Center, Łódź, 2018, from the series The Unexpected Generation – New Jewish Life in Eastern Europe, 2016–2018 © Jordis Antonia Schlösser/OSTKREUZ

CONTINENT – In Search of Europe


The members of OSTKREUZ – Agentur der Fotografen explore the European present in their new joint project. In 22 positions, the photographers focus on various aspects of coexistence in Europe – personal, social and political phenomena.

With topics such as identity and security, renationalisation, migration and integration, democracy and freedom of opinion, they always find access to complex content through images of people and their surroundings. At the same time, they touch on sore points of this utopia of a cosmopolitan and international community called Europe. The various critical perspectives are always formulated from a very personal point of view, inviting reflection. CONTINENT offers fruitful impulses for the current debate on the future of Europe.

The exhibition on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the collective is curated by Ingo Taubhorn and takes place as part of the European Month of Photography 2020.

A podcast series accompanies the exhibition.

Supported by the European Fund for Regional Development (ERDF), the Senate Department for Culture and Europe and the Society of Friends of the Academy of Arts.

EMOP Opening Days

1 Oct, 12 pm – 12 am: Exhibition opening

1 – 4 Oct: Photo film series

2 Oct, 5 pm: The future of photography education (Discussion)

2 Oct, 8 pm: Photography and the institutions (Discussion)

3 Oct, 2 pm: Photography between art and mass medium (Discussion)

3 Oct, 4 pm: Artist talk

3 Oct, 7 pm: On artistic and human rights interventions (Discussion)

4 Oct, 12 pm: 1990. Recording the new (and the old) era (Discussion)

4 Oct, as of 3 pm: OSTKREUZ – Book talks

2 Oct 2020 — 10 Jan 2021

EMOP Opening Days:
Fri – Sat (2 – 3 Oct) 11 am – 10 pm
Sun (4 Oct) 11 am – 8 pm

From 6 Oct:
Tue – Sun 11 am – 7 pm
Thur 11 am – 10 pm

€ 9/6

Free admission for under 19s and from 1 – 4 Oct

Guided tours with limited numbers of participants, Thur 6 pm (German), Thur 7 pm (English), Sun at 11 am and noon (with participating photographers)
Curator’s tours with Ingo Taubhorn: Sun 4 Oct + 10 Oct 5 pm
€ 3 plus exhibition ticket


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Further information

Podcasts accompanying the exhibition

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