Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, West German photographer Rudi Meisel captured the everyday life of the common people on both sides of Germany’s West and East divide. His photo-journalistic documents merge to create a unique, historical archive, causing the viewer to be confounded and amazed by the similarity of the subject. This exhibition at C/O Berlin offers an expansive survey of more than 80 images by Meisel, many of which question what is really particular to the West or to the East? Until 1 November.
Rudi Meisel, Compatriots 1977 – 1987, C/O Berlin
Karla Black, David Zwirner, New York
This winter, David Zwirner, New York, hosts an exhibition of new work by Scottish artist Karla Black, the artist’s second solo show with the gallery.
Irving Penn’s keen awareness of light and human expression, paired with an acute eye for form, create intensely sculptural portraits.