Im [Un]Ruhestand

14. June 2019 , 19:00

We cordially invite you to the opening of our photography exhibition

Im [Un]Ruhestand
Portraits of Working [Un]Retirees
by Arne Wesenberg.

Introduction: Katharina Mouratidi, Artistic Director f³ – freiraum für fotografie, in conversation with the photographer Arne Wesenberg.

The political scientist Gesine Schwan, the photographer Thomas Höpker, the professor Jeanine Meerapfel, the toilet guard Werner Berlin, the writer Rafik Schami, the actor Michael Gwisdek, the social pedagogue Petra Peterich have all something in common: They work, even though they have reached the retirement age already long ago.

For more than seven years, photographer Arne Wesenberg used an analog large-format camera to portray the reality of life of those who – voluntarily or out of economic necessity – work in old age. Im [Un]Ruhestand presentsover 200 portraits and gives individual answers to questions about demographic ageing, a functioning pension system and the significance of work in old age.

The exhibition can be seen from 15 June to 18 August 2019. Further information can be found here.

Photo: © Arne Wesenberg from the series Im [Un]Ruhestand