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Artist Talk Fabian Hammerl & Seiji Shibuya

On occasion of Kyotographie/Kg+ photography festival and their exhibitions in Kyoto, Fabian Hammerl and Japanese photographer Seiji Shibuya will have a conversation about their work at MTRL Kyoto on April 19th 2018 at 19:00.

Seiji Shibuya’s exhibition “A Child” is on show at Kyoto Art Hostel Kumagusuku until August 19th  and, as “A Child, Tokyo” at B Gallery Tokyo until April 22nd.

Fabian’s “Things as They” is part of the KG+ exhibition programme, and can be seen at Class room 2, 2F Former Junpu Elementary School 609-1, Kakimoto-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto until April 22nd.


MTRL Kyoto
Motoshiogamacho 554, Kyoto Shimogyo-ku,
Kyoto, 600-8119, Japan

Seiji Shibuya

‘Things as They’ at Kyotographie/KG+ 2018

Default Network is proud to announce that Fabian Hammerl’s „Things as They“ series is selected for the KG+ exhibition programme 2018.

KG+, the Kyotographie international photography festival satellite event is held in Kyoto, Japan from April 13th to May 13th.

For this exhibition Fabian’s photographs will be printed on large format Japanese Washi paper and installed in a classroom of the now abandoned former Junpu elementary school in Kyoto.


Venue: Class room 2, 2F Former Junpu Elementary School
609-1, Kakimoto-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto


Open from April 11th to 22th, 12:00-19:00
CLOSED April 16th and 17th

Kyotographie/KG+ website

With or Without the Sun

Chris Marker, the film-essay, and the meeting with Japan
Exhibition at SixtyEight Art Institute, Copenhagen

Sanssoleil In addition to the film screenings, the photographs of Fabian Hammerl and Jan Søndergaard contribute just such a ‘quiet’ take on modern Japan, through the eyes of western artists.

Films by Chris Marker, Chip Lord, Jorge Suárez-Quiñones Rivas, Magnus Bärtås, Noriaki Tsuchimoto, Takayuki Yoshida, Thorbjørn Bechmann, UMMMI, Wim Wenders and Yu Kaneko.

Programme organized by Staffan Boije af Gennäs and Christopher Sand-Iversen

9 March – 14 April 2018

Opening 9 March 18:00 – 21:00

SixtyEight Art Institute
Gothersgade 167, Kbh K
Open 11.00 – 18.00 Wednesday to Friday and 13.00 – 17.00 on Saturdays unless otherwise stated.

“Gute Zeiten Schlechte Zeiten“ at Gängeviertel

Group show “Gute Zeiten Schlechte Zeiten“ at Galerie Speckstrasse, Gängeviertel Hamburg

Kathrine Uldbaek Nielsen will show some of her works at this group show on the topic of ‘crisis’, that is gathering Hamburg based photographers at Galerie Speckstrasse.


Opening: Thursday, April 27th, 7 pm

Exhibition from April 28th to May 7th, 2017

Open Tuesday to Sunday 4 pm to 8 pm

Galerie Speckstrasse | Speckstrasse 83-85  | 20355 Hamburg

“Kleine Formate“ at Atelierhaus Breite Strasse

Second edition of “Kleine Formate” at Atelierhaus Breite Strasse, Hamburg.

The residents of Breite Strasse have invited, for a second time, fellow artists to join them for an open studio exhibition. The weekend starts with a concert on Friday, and closes with a reading on Sunday. The exhibition will be open Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday from noon to 6 pm.

Fabian Hammerl will introduce a young artist from Chengdu/China, Jiaying Zhang (张佳颖), who will not be present in person, but has sent some (unusually) small format works. They will share walls with some of Fabian’s recent photographic work from Japan and China.

The complete list of artists and their guests:
Birgit Bornemann______mioq
Rainer Garbe___________Claudia Blank
Fabian Hammerl______Jiaying Zhang
Thomas Piesbergen___Katharina Unteutsch
Stilla Seis__________Edith Sticker
Adriane Steckhan________Claudia Hinsch



“LIFESTYLES” – Artists from Fukuoka at Westwerk

Event note:
LIFESTYLES – Artists from Fukuoka, Japan at WESTWERK, Hamburg


Takako Takeuchi
Kazutaka Shioi
Kazuhiro Koga
Kumpei Miyata
Maika Tsukahara
Mamoru Abe
Tsuyoshi Tominaga
Yukari Kosakai
Naho Kawabe.

Opening: Saturday, December 3rd, 7 pm

Exhibition from December 4th to 18th, 2016

Open Monday to Friday 3 pm to 7 pm, Saturday and Sunday 2 pm to 6 pm

Westwerk, Admiralitätstraße 74, Hamburg
Westwerk facebook

Die Urbane Kunstkammer

Art Festival “Die Urbane Kunstkammer” at Gängeviertel Hamburg

Kathrine Uldbaek Nielsen will show works from her new project ‘how am I supposed to feel now’ with images from her time in New Zealand at ‘Raum linksrechts’, together with friendly artist Silke Storjohann and many others.




20335 Hamburg

The BodyBuilding Project: Emergent Economies Participatory Event


The BodyBuilding Project at Mad House, 2015, Image: Saara Hannula

SixtyEight Art Institute Copenhagen is excited to invite our audience to a three-day workshop organized by The BodyBuilding Project. Scheduled between November 11th and 13th, the members of the project will organize a participatory event/workshop in order to investigate and activate the notion of ‘emergent economies’ by focusing on questions of excess and waste in urban surroundings. (read more)

Workshop Schedule:

11 November, Friday from 17.00 to 20.00

12 November, Saturday from 11.00 to 17.00

13 November, Sunday from 14.00 to 16.00

On the first workshop, Friday November 11th, the group will introduce the topic with the help of preliminary exercises and shared discussions. Saturday November 12th will be dedicated to a practice session that moves through various locations in central Copenhagen; during the session, the participants will develop ways of noticing and taking part in the emergent economies at play on these sites. On Sunday the 13th, their findings will be shared with the public in the form of a two-hour discussion held at SixtyEight Art Institute.

The event is open to anyone and does not require any prior knowledge or a background of a certain kind. However, the participants are expected to commit to the event for the first two days; participation in the public discussion is voluntary.

Place: SixtyEight Art Institute
Valkendorfsgade 11, 1151 Kbh K., Denmark

Please send an email to if you want to participate in the event.

Fabian Hammerl Shanghai Lectures

In April 2016 Fabian Hammerl was invited to hold two lectures and a workshop at the Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts and the Shanghai Art & Design Academy, China. In his talk “Identity in public urban space – from a photographer’s perspective“ he described how urban space is formed by conflicting individual desires and practical needs creating an ever-changing spatial identity, and how this identity can be depicted, by example of his own photographic work.

The second lecture’s title, “Let the picture take care of itself!“, a slightly altered quote by photographer Garry Winogrand, calling to put aside forejudgement in creative processes, is encouraging the students to embrace chance and unforeseen encounter, while the photographic workshop took them on a Dérive-inspired trip based on purposefully transposed maps of their habitual environment, celebrating failure as a starting point for artistic exploration.


Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts lecture poster


Event note:
On current concepts of audio publications
Sunday, 13 December, 2015, 5 p.m.
Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof
im Bahnhof über Gleis 3 & 4
Hannoversche Strasse 85
21079 Hamburg

with Robert Meijer (music- und edition publisher, EN/OF Editions, Berlin/Kleve), Andreas Reihse (musician and curator, ImageMovement, Berlin), Adrian Williams (artist, Frankfurt), Volker Zander (musician und composter, Apparent Extent, Cologne).

Part of the program “One Hundred People Say Umbrella”
Initiated by Nguyen Phuong-Dan und Anna Sabrina Schmid