September 20, 2011
On assignment for the French magazine GEO HISTOIRE, 9/2011, p. 24-31. Portraits of German veterans of worldwar II.
September 10, 2011
Vintage Prints, Licenses, Right Managments and Downloads International are available via Photoshelter.
October 10, 2011
Deutschland im Fotobuch
Steidl Verlag published a book about photographers books about Germany of the years 1915-2009. There are described about 287 books. One of them is Das Kölner Heil.
Grafikdesign Winfried Heininger. Publisher Christoph und Markus Schaden. Schaden Publishing House, Cologne, 1997.
August 18, 2011
in Kunsthaus Rhenania, Cologne, Germany.
The election campaigns for the Bundestag are an ideal occasion to explore strategies of production and self-production across all political parties. The years of 1984-2009 will be exhibited for the first time.
Open: September 9-25, 2011, Wed-Fri 3-7pm and Sat-Sun 1-6pm. Kunsthaus Rhenania, Bayenstrasse 28, 50678 Köln.
Portraitserie XIII - Artists of Kunsthaus Rhenania. (work in progress)
August 15, 2011
at Kunstfestival STROM.
The Art-Festival STROM of Kunsthaus Rhenania in Cologne (Germany) is a show of contemporary art.
STROM is a cooperation with guest artists. The programm included installations, experiemtal music, performance multimedia, film painting and photography. The part of photography will show the topic "Portraits of artist" Photographs from Dirk Reinartz, Rudi Meisel, Bernd Arnold (Portraitserie XIII), Michael Oreal, Attila Kleb, Csaba Peter Racozcy, Dirk Gebhardt und Markus Lokai.
Exhibition September 1-4, 2011 Fri 15-3 h, Sat 12-3 h, Sun 12-22 h
Kunsthaus Rhenania, Bayenstrasse 28, 50678 Cologne, Germany.
June 3, 2011
VI. Mének-patak International Festival of Photography
Das Kölner Heil and Nacht im Milieu - Night on Demimonde will be exhibited at the International Photofestival in Szécsény in Hungary. Other exhibiting artists are Attila Kleb, G.M.B. Abash, Anna Fabricius, Stan Raucher, Gyula Zarand and others.
June 10 to July 30, 2011, daily open 10am to 6pm except mondays. Hungary, Szécsény, Ady Endre utca 10
April 18, 2011
Two exhibitions in Bremen.
Wahlkampfrituale (Rituals of Election Campaigns) in GIM Galerie im Medienhaven. A catalogue will be published (num/limited 100) .
GIM Galerie im Medienhaven, Humboldtstr.
6, 28203 Bremen, Germany. Open: April 26 to June 17, 2011, Mon-Fri 9am-5pm.
Some photographs of Power and Ritual will be exhibited at the Art Festival Kunstfrühling 2011.
Kunstfrühling 2011, Gleishalle am Güterbahnhof, Beim Handelsmuseum 9, 28195 Bremen.
Open: May 6 to June 5, 2011. Daily 11am-8pm.
January 15, 2011
Nadia Budde (author), Joachim Schoenecker (musician), David Berger (author), Stephen Prina (artist) and Robert Cibis (filmmaker).
More new portraits and vintages
April 14, 2010
In the south of Cologne the studios of many artists will open all day long. Bernd Arnold shows some Vintage Prints of the 80´.
Exhibition in Kunsthaus Rhenania,
Bayenstrasse 28, 50678 Köln, Open Sa 1.5 and Su 2.5.2010, 14-18h.
September 10, 2010
During the 20th International Photoszene in Cologne again there is an exhibition in the Arthouse Rhenania (Kunsthaus Rhenania). In photograpraphic essays and portraits Cologne artists take a look at their "Heimat".
The artists are Bernd Arnold, Dirk Gebhardt, David Klammer, Markus Lokai, Michael Oreal, Heiko Specht and Wolfgang Zurborn.
Special: Lounge with live music
Tue Sept 21, 8pm: Thomas Müller (p)
Wed Sep. 22, 8.30pm: Kasabami Jazzett
Fri Sept 24, 8pm: Kristina Brodersen/Tobias Weindorf Quartett with Kristina Brodersen (sax), Tobias Weindorf (p), Christian Ramond (bass) and Hendrik Soll (dr).
Opening: September 21, 2011, 8pm.
Open:Sept. 21-26, 2011, Wed-Sat: 3-9pm, Sun: 11am-3pm. Kunsthaus Rhenania, Bayenstr. 28, 50678 Köln, Germany.
September 19, 2010
On May 7, 2010 travelled 432 photographers throughout Germany. It was an ordinary day without any big news.
A politician fought himself through the election campaign rally two days before the regional elections in North Rhine Westphalia. It is one of the last passionate speeches of Oskar Lafontaine as a party leader. In the pouring rain, the respond is not entirely enthusiastic.
April 12, 2010
Dunkelfeld - Fotografische Positionen zu Gewalt, Tod und Krieg
with works of Bianca Patricia, Bernd Arnold (Das Kölner Heil), Patrik Budenz, Ralf Meyer and Frank Rothe.
Galerie Altes Rathaus Musberg
Filderstraße 44, 70771 LE-Musberg. 16.4.-30.5.2010.
Take a look at the edition »Sakrament und Sünde«, published by Van der Grinten.
January 9, 2010
are online available. These are prints developed by the artist during the years 1983-2004.
Prints und Vintages
February 10, 2010
Stages of the "Way of the Cross" 2010 a series of posters.
The broschure Computacenter Competence Guide is a portrait of one of the biggest IT Companies in Europe. Also just published is a feature about the fashion company "Ernstings Family" for Financial Times Deutschland p. 6-11.
November 19, 2009
Gallery Kudlek van der Grinten.
Booth B40, Carroussel du Louvre, Paris,
19. - 22.11.2009
November 6, 2009
All Night Long
In the group show "NACHTS" the foto essay Black East will be exhibited for the first time. This story takes a dark view at the east German cityscapes. Work in progress.
Kunsthaus Rhenania Bayenstr. 28, 50678 Cologne /Germany. Saturday All Night Long Open Museums in November 7, 2009.
September 22, 2009
New on this website:
Rituals of Election Campaign 1986-2009 (part of the cycle Power and Ritual)
The election campaigns for the Bundestag are an ideal occasion to explore strategies of production and self-production across all political parties.
July 7, 2009
In 1969 there were the first protests of homosexuals at Christopher Street in New York. The first CSD parade in Cologne took place in 1991 - with an audiance of only 500 people. Today came about 700.000 visitors to watch the biggest Christopher Street Day Parade in Germany.
April 4, 2009
A project talk about
»Macht und Ritual« (Power and Ritual) is published in The Sonic Blog.
March 30, 2009
Bookcover of "German Lesson"
from Siegfried Lenz.
Published by Robert Laffont
January 28, 2009
brochure about the making of the Apokalypse window in Cologne cathedral, sponsored by the bank Sal Oppenheim.
of the jazz guitarists Joachim Schoenecker and Peter Bernstein.
January 17, 2008
The cover photography for the new CD "in the backyards of our soul" of Martina Gassmann & Frank Wingold
March 6, 2008
the New York based musician and producer published in NZZ am Sonntag.
Download und Vintages
May 12, 2008
In the south of Cologne the studios of many artists will open all day long at May 18, 2008.
The photographer (see on the right side) will welcome you in his accustomed friendly manner. More info about the artists house Kunsthaus Rhenania.
May 28, 2008
(minister of environment)
during the UN Convention on Biological Diversity, CBD 2008 in Bonn. During the convention Greenpeace demonstrated in the early morning. About 50 activists set ablaze a tree stump from the Amazon rainforest, on the Rhine River. Greenpeace is demanding 2 billion Euro per year from the German government to protect the last remaining ancient rainforests.
September 10, 2008
VISUM - In the Glory of this Happiness
New Works exhibition during the Photokina from September 20 until Sept 28: Rhenania, Bayenstr. 28, 50678 Cologne. 14 Visum photographers will present their latest work on 'International Photo scene Cologne' in the hall of the Rhenania Arthouse.
The Zone is the second part of a new cycle (first part The Portal). The new essay the zone moves on the courses of glory and happiness. This pictures will be exhibited the first time during the Photokina.
Sept 20, 2008, 8 p.m. Vernissage; Mon-Fri 3 - 8 p.m; Friday Special: 8 p.m. CD Release Concert featuring Frank Wingold (git) and Martina Gassmann (voc); Sat, September 27. Finissage and Special Jazz Jam-Session.
November 20, 2008
Neulich am Rande der Straße...
is the latest work of the cycle Digitalis. The group exhibition Variety Of Kinds will show the latest works of variuos artist in the hall of the Rhenania Arthouse.
Kunsthaus Rhenania Bayenstr. 28, 50678 Cologne. The exhibition will open from Nov 22 until Dec 5, 2008. Nov 21, 2008, 7 p.m. Vernissage; Mon-Fri 5 - 8 p.m; Sat-Sun 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Finissage Dec 5, 7p.m.
with Christian Saettele Quartett feat. Brigitta Lorenz.
December 23, 2008
On assignment for DIE ZEIT
Scene of a negotiation between the politicians Kurt Beck, Franz Müntefering and Frank-Walter Steinmeier. Two days later Kurt Beck was disposed and the german socialist party drifted into difficult times.
November 14, 2007
will be shown at the Museo Su Palatu in Villanova/Sardegna. The exhibition will be open until january 2008. Other artists are Mario Dondero, Attila Kleb, Judith Horváth, György Stalter & Judit Horváth.
24.11.2007-27.1.2008 in SU PALATU Villanova Monteleone, open tue-sun 16-20h.
October 14, 2007
Power and Ritual will be shown at the NoArte Festival in Museo del Crudo in San Sperate/Sardegna. The exhibition will be open till november 2007. Other artists are Attila Kleb and Mamikon Yengibarian.
November 5, 2007
On assignment of SAP about the new Security Campaign...
August 1, 2007
Annual Report Sal. Oppenheim
A documentation about daily life and work of Sal. Oppenheim in Prague, Frankfurt, Luxembourg, Zurich and Cologne.
Janunary 1, 2007
Moderator of web based tv show "Ehrensenf" published in taz.
March 2, 2007
Macht und Ritual - Power and Ritual
A collection of black and white images captures the most diverse ceremonies and rituals: religious, profane, political and nonsensical. The Catholic church is seen as a system of salvation, politicians as purveyors of rhetoric and the media as a tool to manipulate consumers... The exhibition shows an undistorted reflection of the exploitation human vulnerability.
The exhibition will be open from the 15th of March until the 17th of May 2007.
TÜV Rheinland Forum, Shin Yokohama Daini Center Bldg. 1F, 3-19-5 Shin Yokohama, Kohoku-ku, Yokohama 222-0033. Under patronage of Goethe Institut and Curator Gero Furchheim.
„To say that classic, analog photography registers the surface of the visible world with astounding precision is no doubt correct in a physical sense. But it probably does not mark the boundaries of a camera art that claims, as it were, to look ‘behind the scenes’. This is exactly the intent of photographer Bernd Arnold from Cologne, whose particular concerns are those fields where conscious acting, the deliberate donning of a mask, is, in a manner of speaking, a ‘sine qua non’. To begin with, Arnold was interested in the rites and rituals of the Catholic church, but rapidly extended his radius to the fields of politics and media and – using a black-and-white photographic form that is as intelligent as it is atmospherically dense-showed how critical documentary photography might look today.“
Michael Koetzle about ‘Macht und Ritual’ cycle, 1986-2004.
June 6, 2007
Is our world a telly?
published in the new online magazine lunatic#1
July 10, 2007
Macht und Ritual - Power and ritual
A collection of black and white images captures the most diverse ceremonies and rituals: religious, profane,
political and nonsensical. The exhibition will be in Landesvertretung Rheinland-Pfalz in Berlin under patronage of Leica Camera AG.
The exhibition will be open from the 15th of July until the 26th of August 2007. Landesvertretung Rheinland-Pfalz, In den Ministergärten 6, 10117
Berlin. Daily 10-20h.
January 20, 2006
CD Cover and Booklet about the Quartett of jazzguitarist Frank Wingold. Published by Konnex-Records 2005.
February 8, 2006
This exhibition presents the german photographer Bernd Arnold. His collection of black and white images captures the most diverse ceremonies and rituals: religious, profane, political and nonsensical. The Catholic church is seen as a system of salvation, politicians as purveyors of rhetoric and the media as a tool to manipulate consumers... The exhibition shows an undistorted reflection of the exploitation human vulnerability.
Kölnisches Stadtmuseum Zeughausstr. 1-3, 50667 Köln. In cooperation with van der grinten galerie. The exhibition will be open from the 4th of March until 2nd of April 2006, Tue 10 a.m. to 8 p.m and Wed-Sun 10 a.m to 5 p.m
September 10, 2006
in Bavaria, Germany. Take a look at the exhibition "Gott in Deutschland" during the Photokina, Cologne.
Kunsthaus Rhenania, Rheinauhafen, 50678 Köln.
November 10, 2006
new story on this site. The interface between the secular and the sacral. Since 500 years people at the West Portals of Cologne Cathedral move on the threshold between the worlds..."
September 23, 2005
Rituale der Macht
Portfolio about "Power and Ritual" in fotoMAGAZIN 10/2005, p.124-129
September 10, 2005
Election campaign rituals 2005 The german election campaigns for the Bundestag are an ideal occasion to explore strategies of production and self-production across all political parties.
July 28, 2005
24x36 - 50 Years Leica M
The idea behind the exhibition "24x30" was to mark the 50th anniversary of the Leica rangefinder system. Put together by Hans-Michael Koetzle, editor-in-chief of the Leica World magazine, the photo exhibition will present about 70 works of 19 international photographers. The selected photographers including Jane Evelyn Atwood, Bruce Gilden, Jeff Mermelstein, Tomasz Tomaszewski, Alex Webb and Tom Wood.
Some photographs from the essay "Power and ritual" will be exhibited in New York.
Leica Gallery New York / 670 Broadway / New York City 10012 / Tel. 212.777.3051 on Thursday, September 8th, 2005 / Reception 6-8 pm. The show is running through October 1, 2005.
June 10, 2005
7. Internationale Fototage Mannheim/ Ludwigshafen
Two reportages will be exhibited from 16.6.-10.7. in Mannheim/Ludwigshafen Germany: "Zone Bismarckstrasse" and 30 photographs of "Power and Ritual".
September 23, 2004
of the social democrats in Germany. A reportage about the decline of german socialists for STERN magazine.
April 11, 2004
This exhibition presents the german photographer Bernd Arnold. His collection of black and white images captures the most diverse ceremonies and rituals: religious, profane, political and nonsensical. The Catholic church is seen as a system of salvation, politicians as purveyors of rhetoric and the media as a tool to manipulate consumers... The exhibition shows an undistorted reflection of the exploitation human vulnerability. (Moc a rituál)
LGP - Leica Gallery Prague Nejvyssi purkrabstvi Prazskeho hradu, 11908 Praha Hrad. The exhibition will be open from the 16th of April till the 31th of May 2004, daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Entrance fee 80,- CZK, Fiberbase prints sponsored by kontrastlab
April 11, .2004
Akribie - Materialien zur Findung des wahren Kanzlers.
A special for the exhibition Power And Ritual, contact sheets will be exhibited in the Goethe-Institut Prag.
Goethe-Institut Prag, Masarykovo nabrezi 32, CZ-11000 Praha 1, Open 1.5.-31.5.2004
January 30, 2004
An assignment for
GEO magazine. A reportage about a musician group, where some of them are homeless people.
October 24, 2003
Exhibition with the artists of the Van der Grinten Galler.
Rebecca Lewis, Gábor Ösz, Pierre Faure, Izima Kaoru, Dirk Königsfeld, Mark Curran, Karin Apollonia Müller, Philippe Durand and Bernd Arnold (Canteen and Benedikt Taschen)
Van der Grinten Gallery Opening Oct 29, 2003, van der grinten gallery, Schaafenstraße 25, Köln, Tue-Fri 13-18h und Sa 11-16h.
August 14, 2003
CD-Cover and Booklet of the band Leisure Minx with Frank Wingold(guitars), Martina Gassmann (vocals), Tobi Lessnow (drums) and Konstantin Wienstroer (bass). Coverdesign by BABELgum and Make-up Art by Elke Kim. Published by BOS.REC. CD Presentation: Oct 28, 2003, Stadtgarten, Cologne.
July 19, 2003
February 26, 2003
Images against war at the Gallery Lichtblick. With contributions of 423 photographers.
An Iraqi child. The boy was heavily injured by an american bombing raid (golf war I) and taken to a german hospital for rescue. Doctors are watching his healing progress.
Gallery Lichtblick Exhibition from 2/28 to 6/7/2003. Steinbergerstr. 21, Cologne.
October 2, 2002
For years Bernd Arnold has been dealing with Power and Ritual of public events. He started his research about behavioural attitudes in different contexts of society with a documentation of catholic ceremonies in cologne (compiled in the book Das Kölner Heil). Following topics were the politicians´ strategies of a medium-effective self-production during the German democratic election campaign in 1998 and the world economic summit in 1999. Further on he examined the defining rituals in the world of pimps and prostitutes as well as the production of television sceneries bringing up the question: Is our world a telly? (Ist die Erde eine Mattscheibe?). What brings these stories together is the metaphysical level of power: the believe. Hierarchy and unity of socially relevant groups are manifested continuously through the existential longing for this believe. In his very specific and individual photography Bernd Arnold lights the precisely calculated gestures of the actors of these public manifestations and succeeds in reflecting the aspects of power and its fascination.
First time in LEICA GALLERY TOKYO will show this work from 10/2 to 11/4/2002 in Matsushima Gankyoten 3 F, 3-5-6 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokio 104-0061.
June 13, 2002
Jürgen Wilhelm Möllemann
January 11, 2002
Eternity II - Portraits
The portrait is one of the classic topics of photography. The challenge of catching hold of a part of the nature of the model and displaying it, of documenting reality, of making someone immortal, of keeping a memory - these are ever returning motives to this subject. Among others with Alvarez Bravo, Harold Chapman, Horst P. Horst, Philippe Halsman, George Hurrell, Willy Maywald and Bernd Arnold.
Gallery for Contemporary Art Düsseldorf, Achenbachstr. 141, until Feb 15, 2002. International photographers' vintage-photographs from the 20th and 21th century.
October 19, 2001
International Fototage Herten: By the title »Verkaufte Ideale, Betroffenheitsfotograf oder Werbeknecht?« (»sold ideals, photographer of affection or slave to advertising?«) renowned speakers discuss photojournalism between wish and reality. On the podium will be among others: Bernd Arnold, photographer. Lutz Fischmann, manager of FreeLens. Manfred Heiting, collector and curator. Hartmut Nägele, photographer, Prof. Dirk Reinartz, photographer und professor at Muthesius Hochschule Kiel. Bernd Weise, manager of BVPA. Moderation: Christiane Gehner, DER SPIEGEL.
The symposium is divided into two parts: In the first part two lectures shall give an insight into photojournalistic history and the use of journalistic photography in business communications. In a following panel discussion key aspects of photojournalistic work and its publication will be treated.
October 20, 2001, Herten Castle.
October 7, 2001
(love story - final chapters)
Content of the play: Two men, a woman and a reunion. It is the story of three, telling each other the story of their love and their breakup. Memories and fiction are mixing. The "love story" becomes a book, a fairy tale, a play. At times one might think that the characters were still finishing their thoughts as they already talk. Pictures from the past are summoned, corrected and flow away again. Directed by Inka Neubert.
Stage design & photography by Bernd Arnold. Perfomance by Christian Bergmann, Hanno Dinger and Stefanie Mühle.
Premiere Oct 17, 2001 at the Kölner Filmhaus. Further shows: Nov 14 to Nov 18, Dec 12 to Dec 16, Jan 16 to Jan 20, Feb 27 + Feb 28, Mar 1 + Mar 3, 2002.
September 4, 2001
Internationale Fototage Herten
Opening Sept 27, 2001, Glashaus.
This year the main geographic emphasis lies on Europe. Curators from all european countries are asked to formulate positions to young photography in their country by the title Visions of Europe - young contemporary european photography. A collective exhibition of young german photography also originated in this cycle titled "Denk ich an Deutschland..." ("Thinking of Germany..."), thoughtfully and critically concerning german realities. Among others there are projects of Bertram Kober, Johannes Backes, Bernd Arnold (Power&Ritual), Hans-Christian Schink, Thorsten Futh, Bettina Flitner.
June 9, 2001
Photographs about the "forgotten" topics of HIV and AIDS.
Four renowned Cologne galleries are participating in the »Kulturprogramm Lebenshaus«. Displaying different artistic positions, the exhibition shows the social relevance and the relationships between the topics love, sexuality, life, survival and death. Involved are Keri Pickett (Minneapolis), Andrej Barov (Munich), Steve Hart (New York), Bernd Arnold (Cologne, Morgue - Franz van der Grinten), David Wojnarowicz (New York), Roger Lips (Cologne) und Vincent Allen W (New York).
Fri, June 29 to Sun, June 15, 2001, exhibtion hall Alte Feuerwache, Cologne.
April 17, 2001
Stuck in a moment you can´t get out of
An exhibition project with Büro für Fotos. Participants include Franz van der Grinten and Rebecca Lewis.
Gallery Altes Rathaus Musberg
Leinfeld-Echterdingen. Vernissage on April 28, 2001. Duration of the collective exhibition: 4/28 to 6/3/2001.
March 3, 2001
Büro für Fotos goes kunstKÖLN
At the international fair (for editions, photography, Art Brut, arts after 1960) the Van der Grinten Gallery (formerly known as Büro für Fotos) shows works from the series "Macht & Ritual" ("power and ritual"), besides works of Rebecca Lewis and Karin Apollonia Müller.
April 2, 2001
Büro für Fotos goes Art Brussels
20.4.- 24.4.2001, Stand 4C-06
November 26, 2001
UN - Talks on Afghanistan
Press briefing by Ahmad Fawzi, speaker of UN special envoy L. Brahimi. Bonn, Königswinter Nov 26, 2001 for DIE ZEIT.
November 20, 2000
Photoagency Zeitenspiegel awards Gabriel-Grüner-Scholarship. The journalist Guido Eckert and the photographer Bernd Arnold receive10.000 Marks prize for the realization of a promising idea of a report named "Menschen am Rhein" ("people at the Rhine river"). The agency uses the scholarship to remind of their long-term friend Gunter Grüner as well as of "Stern"-photographer Volker Krämer and the translator Senol Alit who were murdered in Kosovo in June 1999. Jury members include leading editors and authors to "Spiegel", "Stern" and "Focus" magazines as well as Gilles Peres.
July 18, 2000
Annual Report 1999
was created in cooperation
with the advertising agency BOROS.
June 19, 2000
1. Kölner Medienpreis
(1st media award Cologne) in the category photography was given to Wirtschaftsgipfel (economic summits). The photographic essay was created in 1999 in cooperation with the weekly newspaper DIE ZEIT and the gallery Büro für Fotos. It was exhibited there and updated daily.
April 26, 2000
In the course of the 2nd Symposium of documentary photography
in Bad Herrenalb the photographic essays Wahlkampfrituale
and Das Kölner Heil
are exhibit from April 27 to May 17, 2000.
April 7, 2000
Blicke & Ornament
Portraits from 100 years of photography
Exhibition at the Büro für Fotos, Cologne
April 8 to May 20, 2000
The way your opposite looks offers you the intrusion into his interior but it can also reflect your own look like a mirror and turn the one contemplating into the one being contemplated. The most intense encounter takes places via contact of the eyes and what makes good portrait photography is standing up to this intensity: the tension between the luck of the moment and the sovereignty of the expression. The fact that the exemption of the hierarchy between author and model fills all of photographic history is subject of the exhibition.
Part of the exhibition is Portraitserie-II 1985.
December 12, 2000
The portofolio "Election Campaign Rituals" was published in the first issue of LeicaWorld on pages 54 to 61 and titled Choreography of Power. The story entered the final round of the top ten runners-up to the Oskar-Barnack-Preis 1999 and was shown in a slideshow in Arles. Other portfolios in LeicaWorld are of Lilian Bassmann, Anton Corbijn, Franz Hubmann, Mike Meiré, Saul Leitner, Martin Parr and Francesco Guisti.