Category Archives: PHOTOGRAPHY

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



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

‘Kleine Formate‘

Kleine Formate

Weekend Exhibition at Atelierhaus Breite Strasse

The artists of Breite Strasse plus guests

Opening Party Saturday, 28 November 19:00

Exhibition open Sunday, 29 November 11:00–18:00

Birgit Bornemann & guest Antje Flotho |
Rainer Garbe & guest Wolfgang Block |
Fabian Hammerl & guest Jasmin Gritzka |
Thomas Piesbergen & guest Ride Lonesome |
Stilla Seis & guest Tanja Hehmann |
Adriane Steckhan & guest Arne Lösekann

Atelierhaus Breite Strasse

Breite Strasse 70

22767 Hamburg

“Interchange and Commentary III“ second opening

Opening on Friday, August 7 at 7 p.m. at Frappant, Hamburg




The second exhibition showing works by artists of the international “Interchange and Commentary” project in Hamburg will open on Friday, August 7 at 7 p.m. at Frappant in Hamburg Altona.
Opening hours: Saturday–Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Finissage August 16 from 3 p.m.

Group exhibition “Interchange and Commentary III“

Opening on Saturday, 1st of August from 4 p.m. at Artville Festival, Hamburg Wilhelmsburg

Installation shot showing works by Deng Dafei and Fabian Hammerl

Installation shot showing works by Deng Dafei and Fabian Hammerl

The international “Interchange and Commentary” project is bringing together artists from China and Germany since 2013. After collaborations and exhibitions in Hamburg and Chengdu/China, the project was invited to join this year’s Artville Festival in Hamburg Wilhelmsburg, as well as for an exhibition at Frappant gallery in Hamburg Altona.
While at Artville the group will show a collaborative installation of all artists in two adjoining cubes, the exhibition at Frappant will present the artists’ positions individually.
Participating artists in 2015 are: Nir Alon | DENG Dafei + HE Jinwei (Asia Scene) | Fabian Hammerl | Naho Kawabe | LIU Yi | Dagmar Rauwald | WEI Yan | Curated by Stephanie Fenner and Dagmar Rauwald, with support from Jody Huang, China.

‘Can I Ask You A Personal Question?‘

Fabian Hammerl: ‘Can I Ask You A Personal Question?', Chengdu, China

‘Can I ask you a personal question‘

Artist workshop and group show at the Art Museum of Sichuan University in Chengdu, China, presenting the work of 9 Chinese and German artists.
The exhibition is part of an ongoing process of communication and collaboration between artists from China and Germany, its title referring to the concept of posing personal questions and answering them with artistic means, used during the project.

Fabian Hammerl will show photographs taken in China and Japan in 2013 and 2014.

The opening will be on September 29th, 3 p.m at the Art Museum of Sichuan University. The exhibition shows until Oktober 12th.

Participating artists: Fabian Hammerl, Naho Kawabe, Li Jun, Dagmar Rauwald, Wang Chenyun, Wang Long, Xie Bingxin, Xiong Yu and Zhang Jin

Curator: Stephanie Fenner