NEXT / Sven Marquardt
Portraits of Belgraders
11th of October, 7 pm, Faculty of Philosophy, Belgrade
During 2018. for the first time in a thirty-year-long career, Sven Marquardt worked on a project outside of Berlin, his hometown. The great inspiration he has found in Belgrade during two months residency has been translated into a series of photographs whose main actors are Belgraders. Their black and white portraits will be displayed on Faculty of Philosophy in central pedestrian area of Belgrade. Thanks to the keen eye of photographer, we have the opportunity to see uniqueness and highlight the richness of the differences that Belgrade has.
Sven Marquardt is a German photographer with rich artistic career, mostly formed by the socio-political situation before and after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Born in 1962, his career began in the early eighties, working first as an assistant to the famous photographer Rudolph Schafer, primarily in fashion photography. He recorded first photographs in the early eighties in eastern Berlin. Since then, he has been intensively engaged with his projects using analog photography with natural lighting, which is the specificity of his artistic work. Over the past few years, his work has achieved remarkable success. A series of photographs, in which he mainly presents portraits of people he works with or meet. His photos were presented in many Japan, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Brazil, Georgia, Spain, the Philippines, Australia and Serbia…
In addition to the photographer’s career, Sven is known as the “face check” of the famous Berghain techno club. Anyone who has entered, or has not entered Berghain, knows that Sven is waiting at the end of the line and decides whether someone will enter the club or not.
The exhibition will be opened on 11th October at 7 pm as a part of Art Weekend Belgrade program until 30th of October.
NEXT exhibition is supported by Delegation of European Union in Republic of Serbia.
Music: “Drive” by Janja Lončar
Dragana Kostica is the Belgrade-based editor in chief and founder of Still in Belgrade art, culture and club scene magazine. She holds a Master of Arts in Cultural Policy and Management in Arts (MA of Arts) and a Bachelor degree in Archaeology.