Photography Exhibition Sven Marquardt: "Future's Past" in Sydney

Sven_Marquardt_511x222_Arne_Wesenberg Arne Wesenberg

Thu, 05.05.2016 -
Sun, 05.06.2016

Ambush Gallery

Berlin photographer exhibits at Ambush Gallery in Sydney

The black & white pictures of Sven Marquardt will be presented in Australia for the first time. Sven Marquardt's photographic work has been firmly established in the German art scene.

It seems timeless and implicates an underlying content which let present, past and future merge into one another. He will present some of his fascinating photographs that were all taken in a natural light surrounding and mostly show models which Marquardt knows in person.
Sven Marquardt started his career in photography during the early eighties in East Berlin. After his education as camera assistant and photographer at DEFA (the GDR's publicity-owned film studio), Marquardt's first publications appeared in Der Sonntag and Das Magazin.

From 1985 until 1986, Sven Marquardt worked as an assistant for Rudolf Schäfer – an iconic figure in East Germany's photo scene. Next to his work as fashion photographer for Sibylle, Marquardt portrayed the artists of the fashion spectacle Allerleirauh (1987–1989) as well as taking exceptional black & white photographs of East Berlin's Prenzlauer Berg scene.

After the Wall came down, he immersed himself in  the burgeoning club scene of a unified Berlin and processed his impressions in his exhibitions, with “staged photography” for Levi's Jeans during Berlin's Fashion Week and time and time again through fashion shoots for magazines likes Qvest and Front. Sven Marquard's first illustrated book “Zukünftig Vergangen“ was published by Mitteldeutscher Verlag in 2010.

Opening Night:

Date: Thu 05 May 2016
Time: 6 pm
Location: Ambush Gallery (Central Park Building)
Entry: Free
Facebook event: Facebook

Artist Talk:

Directly before the opening night party, there will be an artist talk with Sven Marquardt:

Date: Thu 05 May 2016
Time: 5 pm
Location: Ambush Gallery (Central Park Building)

This event is presented by the GOETHE-INSTITUT in association with HEAD ON PHOTO FESTIVAL and AMBUSH GALLERY.

Logos: Head On / Ambush / Central park / Goethe-Institut