Tom Hunter HonFRPS and Der Palast

12 April 2019

Region: Headquarters

Closes: 8th June 2019


Newly commissioned photography work by Tom Hunter HonFRPS will be premiered as part of Der Palast dance show in the VolksBühne theatre, Berlin Germany.


“Everyone knows about the transformation of Berlin’s centre since the fall of the wall: crumbling old buildings were occupied and filled with new life, the city developed into a point of synergy for creative and party people. This shift towards gentrification, however, also seems to come along with a cultural levelling, in which the taste of a global, well-situated middle class takes top priority. Der Palast grapples with this set of problems by, on the one hand, focusing the work on the architecture, and on the other, revealing both the city’s and its residents’ history, present and ideas for the future. Portraits by the English photographer Tom Hunter will serve as the work’s starting point. He presents social topics in the style of the old masters and is developing a series of photographs in Berlin especially for Der Palast." Carmen Mehnert / Constanza Macras

About Tom Hunter HonFRPS
Tom Hunter is an artist using photography and film, living and working in East London. Born in Dorset in 1965, Hunter graduated with a BA First-Class Honours from London College of Printing in 1994. He studied for his MA at the Royal College of Art, where, in 1996, he was awarded the Photography Prize by Fuji Film for his series ‘Travellers’. Hunter has displayed his work collections and cities around the world including in Stockholm, The V&A, New York, National Gallery, London, Tate Modern, Dublin and the Smithsonian. In 2006 Hunter became the only artist to have a solo photography show at the National Gallery, London with his series ‘Living in Hell and Other Stories’.

Currently a Professor of Photography Research at the University of The Arts London, Hunter has also been awarded an Honorary Doctorate of the Arts from the University of East London and an Honorary Fellowship from Falmouth University. He was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society in 2010.


Address:
Volksbühne
Linienstraße 227,
D-10178 Berlin,
Germany

Website:
https://www.volksbuehne.berlin/en/programm/6666/der-palast/8057