Selected authors share their theoretical discussion and examination about the exhibition’s concept and development. Furthermore, news from the exhibition rooms will be published here

Der Greif

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»A Process« – short review

May 20th, 2014Author:

Last Sunday, for the last time Der Greif opened the doors to the Neue Galerie in Höhmannhaus.

With this final blog Der Greif would like to take the occasion to thank everyone who was involved in the project. Thank you to all photographers who have submitted their work, thank you Dr. Thomas Elsen for his kind invitation and great support. Thank you to all visitors who came into the gallery and shared their interests and thoughts with us. Thank you also to all sponsors of the exhibition: Stadt Augsburg, Stadtsparkasse Augsburg, Art Collection and Museums of the City of Augsburg, Tecco – Living Paper, Lime Light and dümpel werbetechnik!

For the last two months we have been experimenting a lot. The fact that we have made our work open to the public right from the beginning is food for thought. Having worked in an open space and having been in a constant exchange with visitors to the gallery – who constantly faced unusual and changing exhibition situations – was extremely exciting. Transmitting this kind of work to a gallery space was on the one hand very exhausting but on the other hand very precious. With the work on the exhibition Der Greif made some major steps forward and evolved into something new, more tangible and haptic – both for us and its followers.​​

The intense time in the gallery led us to produce a brand new publication, containing numerous selected and refined combinations of photography and  poetry as well as essays. Pre-order starts today!.

In addition to the publication, Der Greif finally offers six selected editions with combinations of photographs from 18 different photographers coming from 11 countries. These limited editions will be for sale in our online shop, starting tomorrow!

Again, thank you very much!

The editors

Simon, Matti, Leon and Claudio

»A Process« – Closing-event

May 16th, 2014Author:

Dear all, tonight we’re celebrating the closing event of »A Process« at Neue Galerie im Höhmannhaus in Augsburg. We are very much looking forward to seeing you there! We had a great time working on this exhibition, talking to visitors, reflecting the processes that happened inside the gallery and in our studio during the last two months.

Tonight, Dr. Thomas Elsen will talk with us about the exhibition and its unusual concept. We will also present the book that evolves from the exhibition. Pre-Orders will be opened by tomorrow. And there’s another special thing that we will introduce you to.

By the time the closing event starts, you can have a look inside the gallery through the webcam, and we will show you the final result of combinations that we developed for the wall.

Thanks for following and your trust!

About the current state of »A Process«

May 9th, 2014Author:

We’ve been a bit quiet lately, but only because we withdrew in our studio in order to work on the publication coming along with the exhibition. Last week, we left the gallery taking some time to reflect about what we’ve created on the wall. There will be only slight changes on the wall until next Friday. At the moment we’re 100% inside the content of the book. Based on the combinations we’ve created during »A Process« we’re developing new ones that were just published on the website. Tonight, we’re happy to welcome the participating poets of »A Process«. They will read inside the gallery. Tomorrow, we’ll work together with Andreas Bülhoff on image- and text-combinations.

We’re really happy about what is happening at the moment, about your trust and the possibility to work with so many great works. We’re looking forward to present to you our publication – after »Nowhere« our second book – featuring works from selected photographers and authors who are part of a process, as well as theoretical works by Joerg Colberg, Dirk von Gehlen, Annekathrin Kohout, Andreas Langen and Thomas Elsen.

The finissage of »A Process« will be next Friday. By then we’ll also present you a completely new project of Der Greif that evolved out of the exhibition. It’s gonna be very exciting, we’ll keep you posted!

A Process – Die Verdichtung der Welt

May 4th, 2014Author:

Sebastian Müller wrote an article on entitled »A Process – Die Verdichtung der Welt« about the exhibition-project. It’s really worth reading as we think.

He talks about »a challenge to act«, »local and global public view«, the »website as image of the world« and the »local and global public view«. In doing so, he treats and questions in an exciting and appealing way diverse core aspects of the project. Thank you, Sebastian! Here you can read the article.

Working on the wall & Printing

April 25th, 2014Author:

On Tuesday, we started using our wall-projection-tool to create new combinations and arrange them individually, combine the images in new ways and create a virtual hanging as a sketch for the final combinations on the wall. The size of the wall and the fact that there are many images and later also texts interacting with each other makes it a real new challenge. Yesterday, we printed the first images, slowly manifesting a final hanging that will constantly change until we found a way the wall creates its own atmosphere. The new combinations are online. We’re happy if you follow our working process using the webcam as well as the timeline and share the combinations. Thanks to Lab Binaer and Limelight GmbH for supporting us with hardware!

Dirk von Gehlen & »Eine Neue Version ist verfügbar«, Friday 25th April @ Neue Galerie im Höhmannhaus

April 22nd, 2014Author:

This Friday, April 25th, at 7.30 p.m., we invited Dirk von Gehlen, editor for Social Media/Innovations at Süddeutsche Zeitung and chief editor of, as well as the author of »Mashup« to present his second book »Eine Neue Version ist verfügbar (A New Version is available)« and link some of the ideas to »A Process«. Together with Dr. Thomas Elsen, curator and head of H2 center for contemporary Art and Neue Galerie im Höhmannhaus, we will discuss certain issues of the exhibition. We’re very much looking forward to it and hope to see you at the gallery!

Dirk already shared some thoughts about A Process on our blog:

New Steps

April 19th, 2014Author:

For the last few days, we have been working on contents and directions A Process might take within the next two weeks. Some things took a little longer than we expected. But as you can see on the webcam, some things were going on behind the curtain, and we’re slowly transferring the whole process to its next step – the wall. Besides that, we were working on image- and text-combinations with Andreas Bülhoff during the last days. We will be back in the gallery on Monday. In the meantime, you can read a new text by Annekathrin Kohout. Happy easter!

Exhibition: Reflection-phase

April 16th, 2014Author:

Yesterday we reviewed the past two weeks and made some decisions to take the exhibition to a new phase– after having created quite a few combinations. These decisions will form the basis for the next step inside the gallery: the wall.
Today in our studio we are preparing several things concerning the wall-projections and printed publication. Tomorrow we will start to transfer the first combinations to the wall and create the first image- and poetry-combinations.

Welcome, poets!

April 9th, 2014Author:

Tristan Marquardt, Robert Stripling, Charlotte Warsen

Today, we want to introduce you to the poets who take part in A Process. Andreas Bülhoff invited Tristan Marquardt, Robert Stripling, Matthias Traxler and Charlotte Warsen to submit their poetry. If you want to know more about the authors, you find their profiles here:

Within the next few days, we will present you the first combinations of photography and poetry. More to come! Welcome, Tristan, Robert, Matthias and Charlotte!