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Fides Becker, Anja Teske

Group exhibition

31.5.2024 – 25.8.2024

ZAK – Centre for Contemporary Art, project space


Opening: Thursday, May 30 at 7 pm

Dr. Carola Brückner – District Councillor for Culture

Dr. Ralf F. Hartmann – Spandau Department of Culture


The painter Fides Becker (* 1962 in Worms) and the photographer Anja Teske (* 1964 in Minden) bring together their artistic works on the subject of interiors in an installative spatial situation in the ZAK project space.

Both artists develop an equally subtle and investigative view of the things in our lives. For their joint exhibition, they focus on everyday objects from different eras in our homes. Using complex artistic means, Fides Becker and Anja Teske devote themselves to real living situations and subject them to meticulous analysis.

They roam along furniture, carpets and chandeliers with different surfaces in order to trace the subject behind the individual staging. With camera and brush, both artists direct the viewer’s gaze into hidden areas of the personal. Apartments become portraits of their inhabitants.

Both the painter and the photographer use light very deliberately and extremely rafinely to give rooms and objects a pronounced physicality. The result is a fascinating visual dialog about a classic genre of art.


Fig. above: Fides Becker, Neunauge, 2012 (Detail); Fig. below: Anja Teske, Wohnt hier wer?, 2024; © VG Bildkunst, Bonn 2024 | Graphic: Bernhard Rose


With the kind support of