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WorkSpace Canada

Cover Katalog WorkSpace Kanada JFKI © Martin WeinholdPublication about the ongoing project “WorkSpace Canada” on the occasion of the 2011 exhibition at the John-F.-Kennedy-Institute for North American Studies, Berlin. The book shows photographs from Ontario, Québec, Alberta and Newfoundland/Labrador, covering the project's period from 2006 to 2010. The pictures are arranged by 9 differing professional fields, such as Craft, Industry, Visual Arts or Service Industry. The presented selection out of this long-term portrait study can be considered a first interim balance after 5 years of constant work on the project.

The catalogue includes two essays written about “WorkSpace Canada” and specifically for this release. The authors are Canadian philosopher Mark Kingwell from the University of Toronto and Professor Harald Wenzel from the the John-F.-Kennedy-Institute for North American Studies, Berlin. Introduction to the project's idea provided by Tobias Scholz, John-F.-Kennedy-Institute.

The book is in English language and published as volume #1 of “Visual Explorations in North American Studies” of the John-F.-Kennedy-Institute, Berlin.

64 pages, soft cover, format 8 ¼ x 12; 86 illustrations, 36 full-page photographs, ISBN 978 - 3 - 88646 – 059 – 5, Berlin, Germany, 2011

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Menschen bei Freudenberg in Berlin (People at Freudenberg in Berlin)

Innentitel Bildband Freudenberg © Martin Weinholdublication in conjunction with a long-term project commissioned by the Freudenberg Sealing Technologies GmbH & Co. KG. Since the year 2008 the immediate work environment of the employees in the old plant was documented. Through a combination of close portraits, photographic observations of the daily work routine and industrial landscape studies the imagery of this book is providing a profound insight into the old Freudenberg production facility in Berlin-Friedrichshain. For almost a century rubber seals were manufactured at this place in the middle of the Berlin. Now the factory is going to be moved to a new location closer to the city's periphery. The book concludes the first part of the project that will continue to accompany the plant and its employees during the move and the launch of the new facility in Berlin-Adlershof.

Conzept and idea: Gudrun Stadler / Martin Weinhold, in collaboration with Dr. Andreas Raps und Wolfgang Schachermayr

64 pages, hardcover, format 9,5 x 10,5 inch, 105 photographs, Berlin, Germany,

ISBN 978-3-00-035864-7

 

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Künstler-Köpfe-Ateliers (Artists-Heads-Studios) - Portraits of visual Artists in Berlin

Cover Bildband Künstler Köpfe Ateliers © Martin WeinholdPublisher’s information: Between 2001 and 2004 photographer Martin Weinhold visited and photographed more than 80 Berlin visual artists in their studios and workshops. With his documentary he provided a profound insight to the artist’s scene in the south-eastern parts of the city. A selection of this project is published in the book by the title Künstler-Köpfe-Ateliers (Artists-Heads-Studios). The portraits focus on the individual human independent from the artistic ranking and meaning of the respective person. Partly the view into the working environment is telling as much a story as the look into the face of the artist. There are no staged settings of the crazy and colourful crowd of painters and sculptors, as the cliché may suggest, but an emphasis on personalities who tell by their faces what it means to live with and subsist on art. Hence there are expressions from jolly to earnest, reflecting also the often times challenging situation these people find themselves in. Above all there is, of course, the spark of artistic creation to be found.

120 pages, hardcover, format 23,5 cm x 26,5 cm; 75, ISBN 3 – 86504 – 088 – 8 (originally published by TENEA Verlag für Medien, Berlin, Germany)

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