Important note

Please note that our exhibitions "From A New Yorker's Perspective / Photography by Christopher Makos" and "Blue Donkey & Red Elephant - Photographs and Video by Jens Schwarz" are closed for the public due to the Corona lockdown. Therefore, we will extend the duration of our exhibitions until Sunday, February 28, 2021.

Our current exhibitions

Our current exhibition 

Blue Donkey & Red Elephant - Photographs and Video by Jens Schwarz with kind support by the Amerikahaus Verein. Admission is free.

 

Exhibition duration: Sunday, October 4, 2020 – Sunday, February 28, 2021

Exhibition opening: Friday, October 2nd, 2020, at 7 pm.

 

Opening hours: Monday - Friday 4pm - 8pm, Sunday 10am - 4pm.

Please note that our exhibition will be closed on Saturdays and on public holidays. Opening hours may differ during events.

 

 

Ausstellungsplakat Jens Schwarz © Amerikahaus München

Blue Donkey & Red Elephant.
Photographs and Video by Jens Schwarz.

Exhibition duration: Sunday, October 4, 2020 until Sunday, February 28, 2021.

 

In Blue Donkey & Red Elephant, Munich photographer and visual artist Jens Schwarz explores the dichotomous political identities within the American society. His multimedia project is an investigation of differing and maybe diverging ways of life, social settings, perceptions and behaviors within the political spectrum. The work comprises photography, video, and audio, thus assembling, contrasting and balancing diverse voices and notions in a complex narrative.

 

Using the foreground of the electoral circus, Schwarz’ intention is to look at the sociological backgrounds and establish a deeper and more subtle visual narrative in a comprehensive form. The project is structured in consecutive episodes with coherent stories and looks at both sides without bias.

 

The exhibition consists of 62 framed Type-C Prints and 10 iPads with video sequences.

 

This insightful project is the result of Jens Schwarz's travels through Ohio, Kentucky, North Carolina, and Tennessee during the U.S. primary election campaigns of 2019 and 2020. Against the backdrop of the election excitement, Schwarz offers a one-of-a-kind look into America’s heartland and possibly the states, which will determine the country’s next president. This journey was part of Schwarz's own biography as he traveled to Cincinnati, Ohio, the U.S. sister city to Munich, Germany, in fall 2019. As part of the Deutschlandjahr USA and made possible by Amerikahaus München, Schwarz presented his photographic work, Displaced – Migration into Germany, which covered Germany's welcoming culture during the so-called „refugee summer“ of 2015 at the Contemporary Arts Center Cincinnati, thus, creating the framework for his research, encounters, conversations, and interviews.

 

Jens Schwarz, born in 1968 in Berlin, studied art history in Paris and photography in Munich. As a visual artist and photographer he works in the field of documentary on personal artistic projects and international editorial assignments. In his work, he focuses on sociopolitical issues that often deal with questions of both the individual and social identity. His projects received several grants and his work has been nominated among others for the Henri-Nannen-Prize and showcased at Les Rencontres de la Photographie in Arles.

https://www.jensschwarz.com/

 

Follow the hashtag #bluedonkeyandredelephant and our social media profiles on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for updates!

 

Organizers: Stiftung Bayerisches Amerikahaus - Bavarian Center for Transatlantic Relations

Kindly supported by the Amerikahaus Verein

Our current exhibition 

"From a New Yorker's Perspective - Photography by Christopher Makos", in cooperation with the U.S. Consulate General Munich. Admission is free.

 

Exhibition duration: Sunday, July 5, 2020 – Sunday, February 28, 2021

 

Opening hours: Monday - Friday 4pm - 8pm, Sunday 10am - 4pm. 

Please note that our exhibition will be closed on Saturdays and on public holidays. Opening hours may differ during events.

 

 

Exhibition poster 'From a New Yorker's Perspective - Photography by Christopher Makos' (c) Amerikahaus - Bavarian Center for Transatlantic Relations

From A New Yorker's Perspective.
Photography by Christopher Makos.

Exhibition duration: Sunday, July 5, 2020 until Sunday, February 28, 2021.

 

Through his photography, highly acclaimed American photographer Christopher Makos documented the life and career of one of the 20th century’s most significant artists, Andy Warhol. These photographs are a window to a period of extraordinary artistic creativity in New York, the United States, and the world.

The iconic works of Christopher Makos reflect the reach and importance of contemporary American art over the last five decades. His photographs have been shown in museums and galleries around the world.

 

Christopher Makos was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, grew up in California, and moved to New York City after high school. He met Andy Warhol at the Whitney Museum in New York, at the opening of an exhibition of Warhol’s paintings.

 

Organizers: Stiftung Bayerisches Amerikahaus - Bavarian Center for Transatlantic Relations in cooperation with U.S. Consulate General Munich

 

 

 

 

Archive

A selection of our former exhibitions

 

 

 

Hope, Never Fear © Callie Shell

 

 

 

 

© Jens Schwarz

 

 

 

 

Exhibition poster: "Am I What You're Looking For?" by © Endia Beal

 

 

 

 

Exhibition poster "Bilderfronten - Die USA im ersten Weltkrieg" (c) Amerikahaus

 

 

 

 

Ausstellungsplakat "Heridas" by Alfredo Srur

 

 

 

 

Ausstellungsplakat "unitedstates pt.2" - Amerikahaus

 

 

 

 

Ausstellungsplakat JFK100 - 100 Jahre John F. Kennedy - Amerikahaus

 

 

 

After Selma - Photography by Joshua Rashaad McFadden

 

 

 

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Exhibition poster 51st State by © Lila Hartig
Ausstellungsplakat © Amerikahaus, Illustration by © Jock TM & © DC Comics. All Rights Reserved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exhibition poster "Don't Take You're Guns to Town - Johnny Cash und die Amerikaner in Landsberg, 1951 - 1954" (c) Amerikahaus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ausstellungsplakat "The Divide" - Photography by Raymond Thompson Jr.

 

 

 

 

Ausstellungsplakat Amerikahaus "Seltsam & Fesselnd - Das Werk des Denis Kitchen"

 

 

 

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