C/O Berlin is presents the exhibition Wim Wenders – Instant Stories.
Summer 1973. Toast, ham and eggs, ketchup, drip coffee: scenes from an American diner. The subject matter is trivial, but the occasion was momentous: it was the first day of filming for Wenders’ road movie Alice in the Cities (1974). In the film, the main character wanders the streets of American cities with an instant camera, the Polaroid SX-70. From the late 1960s to the early 1980s, Polaroids were Wim Wenders’ visual notebook, a field of experimentation, and a photographic road movie. The resulting collection of pictures includes thousands of unique, personal shots of his film sets and travels through Europe, the United States, and many other places around the globe. They show Wenders in his personal surroundings and portraits of celebrities and friends including Annie Leibovitz, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Dennis Hopper, and Peter Handke.
The exhibition Wim Wenders – Instant Stories, presenting a selection of approximately 240 Polaroids by the award-winning director, filmmaker, and artist Wim Wenders, is making its first and only stop in Germany at C/O Berlin. Along with Wenders’ photographs, the exhibition includes excerpts from films in which Wenders used the medium of instant photography as part of the film narrative. The exhibition is presented in cooperation with the Wim Wenders Foundation and The Photographers’ Gallery in London. The Berlin show was curated by Anna Duque y González and Felix Hoffmann. A catalog accompanying the exhibition is published by Schirmer/Mosel, Munich.
Wim Wenders – Instant Stories
Until September 23, 2018
C/O Berlin Foundation
Amerika Haus . Hardenbergstrasse 22–24 . 10623 Berlin