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URBAN ENCOUNTERS. ÜBERSCHAU #10 at CSR Contemporary Show Room | 21.06.-29.07.2023 – extended until 19.08.2023

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With URBAN ENCOUNTERS – URBANE BEGEGNUNGEN, CSR.ART Contemporary Show Room presents a multimedia group exhibition with photographs by 30 artists, an installative video work in the setting of furniture from the Café Casino of documenta 8 (1987) and an object-accompanying sound composition by Dr. Lutz Fahrenkrog-Petersen. Visitors to the exhibition will witness how Andy Warhol meets companions, French provocateurs and up-and-coming contemporary photo artists. URBAN ENCOUNTERS opens on 22 June 2023 with a vernissage at 6 pm at CSR.ART, Friedrichstraße 69, Berlin-Mitte.

Image above: Jon Naar, ANDY WARHOL ON RED SOFA, Iconic portrait of Warhol on red sofa in his THE FACTORY (Silver Factory). First published in “New York Herald Tribune” magazine, August 4, 1965. Taken with a 6 x 6 cm Hasselblad. © Jon Naar Photography, Alex Naar 1965, 2023

The now tenth exhibition at CSR.ART is dedicated to the urban space as a source of inspiration for artistic expression in different decades and explores the diversity of encounters in urban space.

DEEDS NEWS - CSR ART Urban Encounters - York der Knoefel - In der U-Bahn Sven Marquardt 1986
York der Knoefel, In der U-Bahn (Sven Marquardt), 1986

From the avant-garde movements of the 1960s to contemporary street photography, “URBAN ENCOUNTERS – URBANE BEGEGNUNGEN” offers visitors an insight into the development of the visual representation of urban encounters.

DEEDS NEWS - CSR ART - Urban Encounters - Peter Leibing - Sprung in die Freiheit 1961
Peter Leibing, Leap to Freedom, 1961

The photographs and video installations on display bear witness to the artists’ fascination with the city as a stage for human drama and at the same time reflect the constant transformation of the urban environment.

At the same time, it exposes our voyeuristic gaze. Our view on the space that surrounds us. And on the people who move within it as if in a habitat in familiar ways. Or consciously present themselves to the gaze of others in order to escape the feeling of being trapped in conventions.

Pierre Molinier, Self portrait, around 1957, epoched silver print on brilliant paper, 10,5 x 7 cm, from the Collection Emmanielle Arsan


Louise Amelie, Ruby Anemic, Henry Anno, Maxime Ballesteros, Mark Baker, Elmer Batters, Roberta Bayley, Linda Benglis, Victor Carmuccio, Leee Black Childers, Nat Finkelstein, Bobby Grossmann, Godlis, Thomas Herbrich, York der Knoefel, Wilmar Koenig, Thomas Lüttge, Peter Leibing, Jenny Lens, Pierre Molinier, Reinhard Müller, Anton Perich, Ana Rajcevic, Ebet Roberts, Setare Sanjari, Guido Schulz, John Tremblay, Harvey Wang, Andy Warhol, Kurt Will. Sound installation: Lutz Fahrenkrog-Petersen

DEEDS NEWS - CSR ART - Urban Encounters - Andy Warhol - Cagney 1972
Andy Warhol, (Pittsburgh 1928 – 1987 New York), Cagney, 1962, Offset print on chamois-colored paper, stamped on the reverse Copyright (c) Andy Warhol 1972, printed in Styria Studio Inc., New York, with their blue ink stamp, 44.0 x 59.0 cm (17.32 x 23.22 in.), frames, Executed 1972

URBAN ENCOUNTERS – URBANE BEGEGNUNGEN focuses on the camera as a central medium of artistic practice. By capturing fleeting encounters, capturing intimate moments and highlighting the multiple dimensions of urban encounters, it functions as an eyewitness and creative medium that reveals the tension between anonymity and individual identity in the urban landscape.


Thursday, 22 June 2023, 6pm

Exhibition period
Wednesday, 21 June (Setup day, open regularly) until Saturday, 29 July 2023
Extended until Saturday, 19 August 2023
Tue-Sat 11am – 7pm


Contemporary Show Room
Friedrichstraße 69
10117 Berlin-Mitte

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