Exhibition Johannes Bobrowski, Galerie nEUROPA

Johannes Bobrowski – Poet of the Sarmatian Landscape

Hardly any other German poet is so influential for the East Prussian region along the Memel that is so far away today. Hardly any other German poet is still as present today, both in the Russian oblast of Kaliningrad and in the Lithuanian border region.


There are Bobrowski societies in the Federal Republic of Germany, in Lithuania, and in Russia. Streets are named after him, a Bobrowski medal is awarded. In Vilnius, Berlin, Tilsit and Kaliningrad there are commemorative plaques on houses. His name and work are equally respected and respected in Lithuania, Russia and the Federal Republic of Germany.


The Nobel Prize winner in literature Herta Müller in an interview: He creates linguistic images that I have never read anywhere else. This is a language that is wounded while reading. I would be very curious to know how long Bobrowski worked on such a text, because every word in it goes so deep. And how he could live each of these words, because they are lived in everything they can say. This “language that wounds” is taken up and visually and musically processed by artists from Russia, Lithuania and Germany in this photography-art project on Johannes Bobrowski. The works of the resulting photo text folder are presented in the exhibition. The folder contains 37 photographic works by a Lithuanian and five Russian photographers, as well as six Saxon artists, who were created in confrontation with Bobrowski’s texts. Each artist has created a photo series of three to four works with Bobrowski quotations, which are now summarized in this folder.


Participating artists
Arturas Viliauga (Lithuania)
Igor Ryazantsev (Russia)
Dmitry Vyshemirsky (Russia)
Alexander Lubin (Russia)
Oleg Kostyuk (Russia)
Juri Pawlov (Russia)
Jan Oelker (Germany)
Matthias Jackisch (Germany)
Jörg Seifert (Germany)
Matthias Schumann (Germany)
Tilo Schwalbe (Germany)
Holger Wendland (Germany)
8. February 2019
15. May 2019
10:00 - 16:00


Galerie nEUROPA
Bautzner Straße 49

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08. February 2019 | 20:00

Free entry!