Berlin, 15 January 2018 – Andreas Bromba has been invited to participate in auctions by the Chemnitz fine art auction house e-artis. The first three photographs submitted were sold straight away between December 2017 and January 2018: two works from the successful Mystical Series and one from the photo concept berlin minimal (“Viktorias Flügel/Victoria’s Wings”). The works were offered as Alu-Dibond prints and signed by the artist (edition of 20). Further information is available at www.e-artis.de This productive collaboration will be continued!
19 April 2015 – The upcoming exhibition “The city from below” with photographs by Andreas Bromba from the series “The city from below” at Einstellungsraum e.V. in Hamburg-Wandsbek, a gallery that is particularly popular with young and innovative artists, has been included in the “Hamburger Architektur-Sommer” programme. Many thanks to gallery owner Elke Suhr for her patience and perseverance! The biennial “Hamburger Architektur-Sommer” has developed into a major event with exhibitions, colloquia and discussions across the city attracting a growing number of visitors. This is architecture at its most vibrant. The exhibition opens on Thursday, 16 June 2015 at 6 pm at the gallery Einstellungsraum e.V., Wandsbeker Chaussee 11. The photographer Andreas Bromba is present.
Medium format, Fuji RDP II roll film, 6×6 format – this was the point of departure. The Soviet, then also post-Soviet expanse (or void?) became associated with the square.
englische Version . . . . .
Königsberg / Kaliningrad / Kenig City The British bombing in August 1944 of the old East Prussian capital Königsberg, then one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, marked the beginning of its demise. Heavy fighting for the “Königsberg fortress” culminated in its capture by the Red Army on 9 April 1945, followed by days of unchecked atrocities against the remaining German population (approx. 100,000 of the original 380,000 inhabitants). The Soviets unleashed the full force of their vengeance. Then: famine and cholera. Some 25,000 Germans survived. Königsberg became Soviet, but really Russian. There were celebrations and expulsions, there was destruction and demolition, planning and reconstruction. Today, after being off limits for almost 50 years and just 600 kilometres from Berlin, but 1,200 kilometres from Moscow, many Kaliningraders feel closer to the West than to Russia. By a stroke of coincidence or irony, the years 2005/2006 marked a double anniversary: The old Hanseatic City and capital Königsberg, Prussia turned 750. At the same time, it was 60 years (4 July 1946) since the Soviet dictator …