transit – in-between spaces, searching, pausing: Upheavals are the recurring theme of the thirty black-and- white works exhibited by Berlin photographer Tanja Nedwig at Galerie erstererster. Whether it is a place like Berlin’s Tacheles, long since disappeared from the cityscape, or currently the Jahnsportpark at Mauerpark before its redevelopment. A Sunday afternoon tea, the movements of a young boxer or the gaze of a woman at the end of her life – city subjects, portraits and still lifes by Tanja Nedwig show above all transience, the unpredictability of the next moment.
Tanja Nedwig deliberately chooses concentrated black and white, clear abstractions. In terms of photography, she has always worked in analogue – the works shown were created between 1987 and 2021 – and develops the fine shades that make up the style of her works in the laboratory.
Tanja Nedwig was born in Berlin in 1972 and studied theatre and film at the Free University.
Tanja Nedwig : transit
24 – 27 March 2023
Opening: Thursday, 23 March 2023, 5 – 9 pm
10437 Berlin, Germany