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Sibylle Bergemann


The tour-exhibition of the ifa - Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen 'Sibylle Bergemann. Photographs' presents the complete work of the artist. Bergemann worked with series, but also documented topics over a longer period of time. Focal points of her work are fashion and portrait photographs, created for the magazines 'Sibylle' and 'Geo'. She began focusing on situational and scenic images in Berlin in the late 1960s; later followed scenes of New York, Paris, Tokyo and São Paulo. For many years she worked with Polaroids and, until 1990, mainly in black and white. She is one of the few photographers who uses colour not as an illustrative but as a constitutive element. After German reunification, Bergemann co-founded the agency Ostkreuz and became a member of the Academy of Arts in Berlin.

Curated by Renate Schubert, Franziska Schmidt, Betty Fink and Ursula Zeller in collaboration with Sibylle Bergemann.