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Bye Bye Berlin | Jürgen Schadeberg


Voices from the Land & City in South Africa today

Voices from the Land

A gallery opening, a farewell gala, and an 82nd birthday party, all in one night.

Although Berlin-born Jürgen Schadeberg and his wife Claudia are already leaving the city they had hoped to settle in, after having returned for only two years. They are moving on, to the south of Spain, where people will be willing to be photographed once more. We would like to hold a joyous vernissage a few days before he leaves and celebrate the move and his birthday with him.


In the exhibition we will show some 60 photographs extracted from the series Voices from the Land and Tales from Jozi. An accompanying film program is being prepared.

Voices from the Land depicts black and white images of agrarian South Africa, where people continue to live in near feudalism until today, and poverty is close at hand. This subtle and calm series displays the documentarian claim of the photographer. In contrast is the series Tales from Jozi. Here, the blazing city life jumps to color and shows us Johannesburg in all its facets. The books on these series and others, such as The Black and White Fifties, which we exhibited in 2003, will be sold in the gallery.

  Xmas Girls

Bye Bye Berlin, A farewell show and 82nd Birthday Party!

Exhibition: March 19, - April, 27, 2013

Opening Party with Food, Drinks, Live-Music: March 18, 2013 | 7 pm.

Mike Russel - Guitar
Max Hughes - Bass
Kenny Martin - Drums
Lionel Haas - Keyboard
Souleymane Touré - Talking Drum


DJ Armin Engel. - Music from South Africa of the last fifty years
In the Video-room: Films from and with Jürgen Schadeberg
Catering: Ebe Ano. Nigerian Fingerfood.

nach oben Tales from Jozy

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April 11, 2013 | 7 pm | In Cooperation with Sibylle Nägele and Joy Marker.

Roland Kretschmer is reading from the book of Prof. Dr. Annegret Nippa, Leben im Sultanspalast. Memoiren aus dem 19. Jahrhundert.

Sayyida Salme Said

Emily Ruete

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Emily Ruete (1844–1924) was born in Zanzibar as Sayyida Salme, Princess of Zanzibar and Oman. She was a daughter of Sayyid Said bin Sultan Al-Busaid, Sultan of Zanzibar and Oman. She is the author of Memoirs of an Arabian Princess from Zanzibar (first published in German in 1886).

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Les Ateliers Sahm


A project in Brazzaville by Bill Kouélany, an artist we represent, is dedicated to the training of young artists. Already supported by multiple international institutions, further sponsors are now being sought in Germany. The cultural manager at Galerie Peter Herrmann, Audrey Peraldi, is responsible for press and public relations. Visit the site she’s designed at Les Ateliers Sahm
Interested? Ms. Peraldi will gladly advise you on opportunities.

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Recent Acquisitions
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In addition to our changing exhibitions, we have a permanent exhibition on classical art from Africa, which regularly receives new works. As world-renowned specialists for bronzes, we are the contact for international collectors. One of the newest acquisitions is a vessel for gunpowder from the 16th century. >>

Affordable is a small wood figure from the Yombe, mid-20th century >>

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Galerie Peter Herrmann


For 24 years, Galerie Peter Herrmann has provided artists with African roots a platform through which to build a global network. Trade show appearances and international collaborations along with five or six annual exhibitions in Berlin provide a cross-cultural context in which to discuss their multimedia works. As curator, Peter Herrmann has organized more than 300 exhibitions – in his own gallery space as well as in museums and at art associations – and has taken an active stand on cultural policy issues.

In 1995, the gallery became Germany’s first to have an Internet presence. With over three million unique visitors and 20 million page views since, the website has become an important source of information. We have sponsored the training of interns and the advanced training of scholarly personnel.

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Galerie Peter Herrmann
Potsdamer Straße 98A
10785 Berlin
00 49-30-88 62 58 46