Nocturnes – Nightlife in Berlin
Today I want to again point to an exhibition, that sounds pretty interesting. The photographer says of himself, she was 1993 come to Berlin as a transvestite. Her pictures show drag queens, the transport line and other less glamorous topics from the past 17 Berlin years. Sounds Interesting. In addition, the photographer is currently working on a feature-length film about Chantal's House of Shame. It will be interesting.
Photographs from the nightlife of J.Jackie Baier
“I’m doing more for the revolution by just walking down the street..”
Jackie Curtis – transsexual playwright, actor/actress, Warhol superstar
Richard Sorge Art Space is pleased to issue “Nocturnes” to present with photographs from the nightlife of J.Jackie Baier. The extensive exhibition shows important working groups of the artist, including her House of Shame Project.
The photographer J.Jackie Baier moves through Berlin, mainly at night, indoors and outdoors, Sign in Ellen, on the Trans line, at parties, in Bars. The Berlin of the J.Jackie Baier is a hole, the “Reverberation room” a subsurface, in which the party of the twenties, the notorious “Dance on the Volcano”, has never stopped.
Who considered their work, will hardly suspect, to J.Jackie Baier was a “Party-Photographin” lost. Her look does not stick to the surface of beautiful body, even if the people in her paintings radiate beauty – a beauty, which touches the painful in some images.
“I came to Berlin as a transvestite, at a time, as the whole city was under renovation. I thought: where all holes are dug, You can not be wrong,” says the Berlin-based, since the 1997 also officially lives as a woman.
Themes and patterns found in Baier J.Jackie Nightlife, at the edges or completely off the socially acceptable events and parades “New Centre”. The “misfits”, the transsexual prostitutes and drag queens, their dream of true life dream in concrete cellars rotten boards, go through their images like flotsam.
Initiation: Thursday 11. February 2010, 19 You.
Closing: Thursday 4. March 2010, 19 You.
Opening times: Friday-Saturday 14-18 Clock, Weekday: by appointment.
Art Space Richard Sorge, Landsberger Allee 54, 10249 Berlin-Friedrichshain