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GREGOR BRANDLER   content summary



ECC artist catalog KREATIVSTADT WEISSENSEE, 2010 – 2011

p.10 + 11

reportagealbum 01.

seltmann+söhne, Kunst- und Fotobuchverlag Hamburg, 2009

Failed Hope
New Romanticism in Contemporary Photography in Germany

16 artists, curator Dr. Andrea Domesle
photomonth Krakow 2007 / Neumünster 2008 / Brno 2009

... since the night will begin

solo exhibition, MFK gallery, Berlin 2007

Tease Art Fair

represented by MFK gallery, Berlin, with Jenny Kocerka
Köln 2007
catalogue /

The Berlin underworld

project with Henry-Nannen-Schule Hamburg, 2006/07

Slices of Life – Contemporary Photography

with Jimmi Durham, Martin Kippenberger, Urs Lüthi,
Richard Prince, Pipilotta Rist ...
Ferenbalm-Gurbrü Station, Karlsruhe 2006


with Ulf Aminde, Driton Hayredim, Edmund Piper, Spunk Seipel ...
Galerie Weisser Elefant, Berlin 2006


Photographs by Jörn Vanhoefen, Bertram Kober and Gregor Brandler
3. Berliner Kunstsalon, arena-Magazin, Berlin 2006

9 Einstellungen / 9 foci

group exhibition, Galerie fas Berlin, 2006 / Junge Fotografie

Frank Lammers, Küstrin / Kostrzyn

with black-and-white and 44 colored photos by Gregor Brandler
Verlag GVE, Berlin 2005

Bilder eines Jahres / Pictures after one year

group exhibition, Galerie fas Berlin 2004 and 2005

A look at the Scene

photos by Gregor Brandler, in addition to the film:
"ACHTUNG! Wir kommen. / Look out! We’re Coming to Get You. "
producer Carl G. Hardt
Tokyo; Reykjavik, 2003
Kaliningrad, Estland: Tallin, Tartu, Narva, 2004
Berlin, Brotfabrik 2006

Gregor Brandler, born in 1971, lives in Berlin. freelance artist photographer, cameraman and media designer.
He studied in Wiebke Loeper's and sieheJörn Vanhoefen's class at the fas, Akademie für Fotografie (Fotografie am Schiffbauerdamm) in Berlin.




... since the night will begin. 2006/07

The series tell of the generation which was born about 1970 in East Berlin. This group does not exist in the consciousness of the society or is taken in the new "lower class". The pictures tell about a longing of the protagonists for self-determination and individuality which changes by the precarious and social changes into a melancholy reality without prospects. Beyond the beginning euphorias the evening transfigures the undetermined dream which remains of the romantic freedom. The late hours of the day stop the way of the time, the clamour and the search for the fantastic dream change into a melancholy and a shy seclusion.

MFK gallery, 2007


Failed Hope
New Romanticism in Contemporary Photography in Germany

Today we can speak of a new romantic period in the international young arts. It seems to be a global tendency. ...
The artists and writers of the romantic period of the 18th and 19th century focused on topics of night, fairytale, travels, yearning and dream. .... In their landscapes, the figures seem to be alone, getting a part of the nature or universe on the other side of human society. This loneliness in a huge landscape, looking inside the nature, thinking about the being in general, self-reflected and self-mirroring, mostly with a melancholically mind seems very typical for the romantic master pieces. In the moment, these had a strong influence in Germany ... on the young generations. There are a lot of quotations or allusions in their works. ...

... with Gregor Brandler, from the series "… since the night will begin’"

Andrea Domesle, 2007


A look at the Scene. 2002/2005

Photos by Gregor Brandler, in addition to the film
"Look out! We’re Coming to Get You!"
The photos documents today’s German scene from the most important and largest contemporary dark music event, "Wave-Gotik-Treffen", in Leipzig and in Hildesheim. Focused exclusively on portraits the photo-serie offers the cultivation of individual eccentric taste, the masquarade-like atmosphere, an amalgam of historical icons, fiction, fantasy and everyday life, gestures of playful ambivalence, combining with personal myths, creating and transforming identities – care less about the standardized fashion and the socio-political culture in which they live.