Michael Danner – Migration as Avant-Garde

Saturday 12. September 2020 — Sunday 14. March 2021
Michael Danner – Migration as Avant-Garde, c/o Berlin

The sun is sinking into the ocean in a postcard-perfect view, a watermelon is being sliced up on the beach, and a gold blanket glitters in the summer heat. Yet Michael Danner’s photographs subvert our expectations and counter our clichés of a sojourn on the Mediterranean. Almost imperceptibly, they displace our inevitable associations of idyllic vacations and reinterpret summer, beach, and sea to show the threats of a humanitarian catastrophe. In the settings of our vacation fantasies, twenty-first century refugees on the coasts of Morocco, Tunisia, Spain, Greece, and Turkey are confronted with danger, loss, and death. …


c/o Berlin
Amerika Haus
Hardenbergstraße 22–24
10623 Berlin