The curator and photo historian Ute Eskildsen has researched the exhibition Willi Ruge. Fotoaktuell for C/O Berlin and curated together with Felix Hoffmann to assemble the first worldwide retrospective. Around 140 vintage photographs from Ruge’s oeuvre—some of which have never been exhibited before—will be on display. The images had to be laboriously tracked down in numerous agency and publishing archives, as Ruge’s entire image archive was destroyed during an air raid on Berlin-Schöneberg in 1943. This exhibition marks the continuation of C/O Berlin’s series on contemporaneous historical photography, which has already exhibited the life work of Roger Melis, Fritz Eschen, Will McBride, and Rudi Meisel. Steidl will publish a catalog on the occasion of the exhibition.
C/O Berlin Foundation
Hardenbergstraße 22–24. 10623 Berlin
September 16, 2017 to November 03, 2017