Jakob SchnetzAway From Home
Exhibitions 2016

Jakob Schnetz


Jokob Schnetz, Jakutsk. March 2017

Russian Diary


May 28 –  August 13, 2017

The exhibition is a visual diary of Jakob Schnetz’s recent half-year voyage to Russia. It documents his view of the country from somebody who has grown up in Germany and therefore has been instilled with western values. He wanted to find out how his perspective would change within this time span between October 2016 to April 2017 which he spent in Siberia. A selection of forty photographs is on display, divided into two parts. First, is a search for a theme that attends to avoid well-established Western European stereotypes concerning Siberia. The second is a conceptual search for traces of authenticity between fiction and reality in Jakutsk, the coldest city in the world in the Far East of Russia.

Exhibition catalogue.

Jakob Schnetz was born in Freiburg in Breisgau in 1991. Since 2012 he has been studying photo-journalism and documentary photography at the University of Hanover. His focus is on longterm projects that questions and reflect rituals in societies, political conflicts and capitalism. In 2014 he won the VGH Photo Prize.

July 13, 19:30h: 
Lecture and Artist Talk with Jakob Schnetz

There are public guided tours at 11:30h on Sundays. 

“Parallel 34“   
Horst Dudeck “Olden times in Neuenhaus“ Colored Black and White Photographs

From June 2 to July 16, Darrion Hunt from Minneapolis (USA). Is fulfilling her internship through the WorkArt Kunstverein Fellowship Program. A recent graduate from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design with a focus in illustration and art history, she will offer a kids program during summer vacation among other things.

Translation: Darrion Hunt